Diana Gamzina



  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and in Material Science and Engineering from UC Davis (June 2008)

Professional Experience

  • Associate Development Engineer at the Applied Science Department at UC Davis (August 2008 - present)
    • developing new technologies in vacuum electronics and plasma diagnostics
    • micro-fabrication of microwave circuits using LIGA (photolithography, electroplating, and molding) and micro-machining techniques
    • supporting development of high current density cathodes
    • diffusion bonding and brazing of parts and samples for testing
    • solid modeling of parts and assemblies, engineering draft preparation for fabrication
    • sample analysis (SEM, EDAX, 3D measurements)
  • Student assistant at the Civil and Environmental Laboratory at UC Davis (August 2007 - June 2008)
    • Assisted staff and researchers with fabrication and assembly of parts for research projects
  • Student assistant at the Northern California Nanotechnology Center at UC Davis (January 2007 - October 2007)
    • Designed and produced micro-fluidic devices for DNA testing using photolithography techniques; performed weekly laboratory checks and gave laboratory tours


  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society at UC Davis
  • Engineer-In-Training in California

Research Interests

- Development, analysis, and testing of high power vacuum electronics devices
- Development and analysis of manufacturing techniques of parts on micro-scale level

Research Activities

- Testing terahertz sheet beam electron gun
- Developing LIGA and micromachining techniques for production of high frequency microwave circuits
- Developing machinable tungsten nano-powder cathode
- Developing a high power W-band Sheet Beam Klystron tube

Selected Publications

  • "UV Lithography and Molding Fabrication of Ultra-Thick Micrometallic Structures using a KMPR Photoresist," by Young-Min Shin, Diana Gamzina, Larry R. Barnett, Frank Yaghmaie, Anisullah Baig, and Neville C. Luhmann Jr.
  • "Terahertz Sheet Beam Gun Analyzer," by Diana Gamzina, Alexander G. Spear, Larry R. Barnett, Neville C. Luhmann Jr.