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Aida Yoguely Cortés Peña

Aida Yoguely Cortés-Peña is an undergraduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Mechanical Engineering.


Aida Yoguely was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Occasionally, she traveled to her parents' homeland Tunja in Boyaca, Colombia. She completed elementary school at the Antonio Gonzáles Suarez bilingual school in Añasco, P.R. At the age of 11, Yoguely enrolled at the Ernesto Ramos Antonini Music School, where she played the electric bass in the concert band and sang in the chorus. Later, she attended the Sergio Ramírez de Arellano Hostos bilingual school. Then, she was admited into CROEM, "Centro Residencial de Oportunidades Educativas de Mayagüez," top high school in Puerto Rico, specialized in science and mathematics. She completed her senior year at Lakeside High School, in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently, she is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Research Interest

Aida Yoguely's passion and specialty is Micro and Nano Engineering. This field enables the fabrication of miniature devices with microscopic materials. Her mission is to create new engineering knowledge and products at the nano- and microscale.

Aida Yoguely has performed research on graphene and carbon nanotube based electrodes for electrochemical supercapacitors. She also developed a solid state ultracapacitor using novel dielectric materials. Yoguely designed an infrared system for non-destructive evaluation of materials, which she used to inspect flight components from the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite and the Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission satellite. Her current research is in the processing of high quality lead zirconate titanate (PZT) and other ferroelectric thin films, and their dielectric and piezoelectric characterization for their integration in high performance micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) as sensors and actuators.

Research Advisor: Dr. Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb

Link: Research Experiences, Smart Materials' Advanced Research & Technology Laboratory


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