Graduate Students in the Applied Physics Program

 

 

Xiao Chen

Bedzyk group

 

Xiao's research topic is about Li-ion battery electrode material.

 

Cook 1159B

847-491-7677

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Xu Chen

Van Duyne group

Xu is working on probing the electron transfer process in reduction-oxidation reactions at nano-scale, which involves the combination of Raman spectroscopy and electrochemistry implemented on various SPM platforms.

Tech K157

847-491-2952

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Naihao Chiang

Seideman/

Van Duyne groups

Naihao's research focuses on developing Ultrahigh Vacuum Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (UHV-TERS) and its application to catalysis, surface functionalizations, and organic photovoltaics.

Tech K157/

Ryan 4040

847-491-2952

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Boya Cui

Grayson group

Boya studies the electrical and thermal transport properties of thin-film semiconductor materials, such as transverse thermoelectrics and transparent conducting oxides.

Tech B145

847-467-0804

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Samuel Davis

Chandrasekhar group

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Junjing Deng

C. Jacobsen group

 

 

 

Junjing's research focuses on the combination of X-ray ptychography and fluorescence imaging to obtain simultaneous views of ultrastructure and elemental compositions of specimens, with a strong emphasis on frozen-hydrated samples that can provide high-fidelity structural and ionic elemental preservation and are better able to withstand radiation damage.

Dearborn 9D

847-467-0218

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Christopher Engelhardt

Ellis group

 

Chris's research focuses on using computational methods to analyze catalytic nanoparticles. Density Functional Theory is used compute changes in electronic properties and morphologies as a chemical reactants interact with catalytic active sites.

Tech F412

847-467-0997

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Martin Girard

Olvera de la Cruz group

 

 

 

Martin studies crystallization and properties of DNA functionalized nanoparticles colloids.

 

Cook 4021

847-491-7800

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Ming Han

Luijten group

Ming’s research focuses on the non-equilibrium collective behavior in soft matters, such as active self-assembly of Janus colloids, 3D inkjet, and micro-fluidics.

Tech L350

847-467-1703

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Yufei Jing

Olvera de la Cruz group

Yufei's research is to study ionic structures and dynamics induced by confinement and dielectric heterogeneities of biomolecules or electrodes via simulations or theory.

Cook 4013A

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Kurinji Krishnamoorthy

Bedzyk group

Kurinji uses novel X-ray techniques to characterize bioprogrammable nanomaterials such as DNA functionalized proteins.

Cook 1153B

847-491-7677

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Honghao Li

Olvera de la Cruz group

Honghao's research focuses molecular dynamics on the ion transferring properties in heterogeneous media, such as polymer gels.

Cook 4081

847-491-3279

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Kenan Li

C. Jacobsen group

Kenan's research focuses on designing, fabricating and testing zone plates for X-ray focusing optics

Dearbon 9D/E

847-467-0218

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Yue Li

Backman group

Yue’s research focuses on carcinogenesis mechanism and diagnosis by multi-modal quantitative bio-imaging.

Silverman west tower, B560

847-467-2651

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Xiaolong Liu

Hersam group

Xiaolong's research focuses on ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy studies of post-graphene two-dimensional materials for electronic applications

Cook 1057

847-491-5874

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Homayoon (Amir) Maghsoodi

Luijten Group

Amir is interested in studying the mechanisms bridging the macroscopic behavior of many-body systems with their underlying microscopic interactions. Currently his research focuses on understanding the dynamics of granular systems, particularly near the jamming transition.

 

Tech L350

847-467-1703

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Kyle McCall

Wessels/Kanatzidis groups

 

Kyle's research focuses on crystal growth of materials which could be suitable for room-temperature detection of gamma radiation.

Tech GG13

847-467-6335

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Samantha Nowierski

Kumar group

 

Samantha's research focuses on the generation, reconstruction, and transmission of high-dimensional entangled photon states for the advancement of quantum optical communication.

Tech M350

847-467-2261

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Saijie Pan

Olvera de la Cruz group

 

Saijie's research focuses on the simulation of DNA-mediated self assembly of nanoparticles.

Cook 4017

847-467-2130

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Lintao Peng

Grayson group

 

Lintao's research focuses on the electronic properties of low-dimensional novel materials like graphene-related 2D materials, topological insulators and chalcogenides.

Tech B145

847-467-0804

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Emily Sprague

Van Duyne/

Seideman groups

 

Emily's research currently involves photostability studies of four-wave mixing substrates for surface-enhanced stimulated raman spectroscopy (SE-FSRS) and surface-enhaced coherent raman scattering (SE-CARS). She also studies non-equilibrium electron dynamics in order to gain insight into rapid thermalization processes occurring within experimental ultrafast plasmonic systems.

Tech K157

847-491-2952

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Yue Sun

Voorhees group

 

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Danqing Wang

Schatz/T. Odom groups

 

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Weijia Wang

Schatz/T. Odom groups

 

Weijia's research focuses on the nanofabrication and FDTD simulations on active plasmonics, especially the mechanism of energy transfer between metal nanocavities and quantum emitters.

Tech KG56

847-491-7553

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Guohua Wei

Stern group

 

Guohua's research focuses on integrated photonics and cavity-QED with nanocrystals such as CdSe QDs. His research involves a lot of nanofabrication and optics of semiconductors.

Tech F318

847-467-0352

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Zonghui Wei

Luijten group

 

Zonghui’s research focuses on multi-scale computational studies on nucleic acid and polymer complexation for gene delivery.

Tech L350

847-467-1703

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Wenli Wu

Backman group

 

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Xin Xu

Haile group

 

Xin's research focuses on the charge transport in the mixed ionic-electronic conductors, especially on the unprecedented transport characteristics across homo-interfaces.

Cook 2055

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Daikang Yan

C. Jacobsen group

 

Daikang's research focuses on the developing of superconducting transition edge sensors (TES) which are to be used for x-ray photon detection in synchrotron facilities.

Dearborn 9D/E

847-467-0218

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Li Zeng

Bedzyk/T. Marks groups

 

Li is interested in employing various synchrotron X-ray technique to study the structure-property relation of novel dielectric materials and amorphous metal oxides in thin film transistors.

Cook 1159B

847-491-7677

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Faculty Collaboration

The Applied Physics Graduate Program is a hub for strong collaborations between faculty in our Physics & Astronomy, Molecular Biosciences, Chemistry, Earth & Planetary Sciences, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Materials Science & Engineering departments.

May 19, 2015