Graduate Students in the Applied Physics Program

Frank Barrows

Frank Barrows
  • Research Group(s): Petford-Long

Bianca Baldassarri

Bianca Baldassarri

    Xiao Chen

    Xiao Chen
    • Phone: 847-491-7677
    • Office Location: Cook 1159B
    • E-mail: XiaoChen2016@u.northwestern.edu
    • Research Group(s): Bedzyk, T. Marks
    • Research Statement: Xiao's research topic is about Li-ion battery electrode material.

    Xu Chen

    Xu Chen
    • Phone:  847-491-2952
    • Office Location: Tech K157
    • E-mail: xuchen2018@u.northwestern.edu
    • Research Group(s): Van Duyne
    • Research Statement: 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.

    Samuel Davis

    Samuel Davis

    Annaliese Ehlen

    Annaliese Ehlen

      Christopher Engelhardt

      Christopher Engelhardt
      • Phone: 847-467-0997
      • Office Location: Tech F412
      • E-mail: ChristopherEngelhardt2016@u.northwestern.edu
      • Research Group(s): Ellis
      • Research Statement: 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.

      Martin Girard

      Martin Girard
      • Phone:  847-491-7800
      • Office Location: Cook 4021
      • E-mail: MartinGirard2014@u.northwestern.edu
      • Research Statement: Martin studies crystallization and properties of DNA functionalized nanoparticles colloids.

      Jun Guan

      Jun Guan
      • Phone: 773-796-0464
      • Office Location: Tech KG56
      • E-mail: JunGuan2021@u.northwestern.edu
      • Research Group(s): T. Odom, Schatz
      • Research Statement: Jun is studying the optical properties of coupled metal nanoparticles, and the application to plasmonic nanolasers.

      Ming Han

      Ming Han
      • Phone: 847-467-1703
      • Office Location: Tech L350
      • E-mail: minghan2012@u.northwestern.edu
      • Research Group(s): Luijten
      • Research Statement: 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.

      Katherine Harmon

      Katherine Harmon
      • Phone: 847-491-7677
      • Office Location: Cook 1155
      • E-mail: KatherineHarmon2020@u.northwestern.edu
      • Research Group(s): Bedzyk
      • Research Statement: Katherine uses anomalous x-ray scattering techniques to probe adsorbed ion structure at charged solid-liquid interfaces and to investigate charge storage in the electrochemical double layer that forms at electrode-electrolyte boundaries.

      Jimmy Kuo

      Jimmy Kuo
      • Phone: 847-491-5286
      • Office Location: Cook 2035A
      • E-mail:  JimmyKuo2021@u.northwestern.edu
      • Research Group(s): Prof. Jeff Snyder
      • Research Statement: Jimmy is looking for good descriptors of electronic band structures for high throughput calculations.

      Kurinji Krishnamoorthy

      Kurinji Krishnamoorthy
      • Phone: 847-491-7677
      • Office Location: Cook 1153B
      • E-mail: KurinjiKrishnamoorthy2013@u.northwestern.edu
      • Research Group(s): Bedzyk
      • Research Statement: Kurinji uses novel X-ray techniques to characterize bioprogrammable nanomaterials such as DNA functionalized proteins.

      Trevor LaMountain

      Trevor LaMountain
      • Phone: n/a
      • Office Location: Tech F318
      • E-mail: TrevorLamountain2020@u.northwestern.edu
      • Research Group(s): Stern Group
      • Research Statement: Trevor's research is currently focused on understanding the electronic and optical properties of two-dimensional materials. He is particularly interested in using these materials to control the interaction of light and matter at the quantum level for future quantum information technologies.

      Honghao Li

      Honghao Li
      • Phone: 847-467-2889
      • Office Location: Cook 4013
      • E-mail: HonghaoLi2013@u.northwestern.edu
      • Research Group(s): Monica Olvera de la Cruz's Group
      • Research Statement: Honghao's research focuses on ion dynamics in heterogeneous media, such as polyelectrolyte gels and dielectric media.

      Yaohua Li

      Yaohua Li
      • Phone: 847-491-5958
      • Office Location: Cook 4033
      • E-mail: yaohuali2020@u.northwestern.edu
      • Research Group(s): Monica Olvera de la Cruz
      • Research Statement: Yaohua uses coarse-grained molecular dynamics to study charged soft-matter, such as proteins and nanoparticles in electrolyte solutions.

      Yue Li

      Yue Li

      Xiaolong Liu

      Xiaolong Liu
      • Phone: 847-491-7818
      • Office Location: Cook 1059
      • E-mail: xiaolongliu2013@u.northwestern.edu
      • Research Group(s): Hersam
      • Research Statement: Xiaolong's research focuses on ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy studies of post-graphene two-dimensional materials for electronic applications.

      Homayoon (Amir) Maghsoodi

      Homayoon (Amir) Maghsoodi

      Kyle McCall

      Kyle McCall

      Jovan Nelson

      Jovan Nelson

        Saijie Pan

        Saijie Pan
        • Phone: 847-467-2130
        • Office Location: Cook 4017
        • E-mail: saijiepan2017@u.northwestern.edu
        • Research Group(s): Olvera de la Cruz
        • Research Statement: Saijie's research focuses on the simulation of DNA-mediated self assembly of nanoparticles.

        Lintao Peng

        Lintao Peng

        Emily Sprague

        Emily Sprague
        • Phone: 847-491-2952
        • Office Location: Tech K157
        • E-mail: EmilySprague2017@u.northwestern.edu
        • Research Group(s): Van Duyne, Seideman
        • Research Statement: 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 therm

        Sajid Ali Syed

        Yue Sun

        Yue Sun

        Alexander Tyner

        Alexander Tyner

          Sruthi Venkataramanababu

          Sruthi Venkataramanababu

            Danqing Wang

            Danqing Wang
            • Phone: 847-491-7553
            • Office Location: Tech KG56
            • E-mail: danqingwang2018@u.northwestern.edu
            • Research Group(s): Schatz/T. Odom groups
            • Research Statement: Danqing’s research focuses on the light-matter interaction between gain medium and hierarchical plasmonic structures such as two-dimensional metal nanoparticle superlattices and its application to nanoscale lasing devices.

            Weijia Wang

            Weijia Wang
            • Phone: 847-491-7553
            • Office Location: Tech KG56
            • E-mail: weijiawang2012@u.northwestern.edu
            • Research Group(s): Schatz, T. Odom
            • Research Statement: 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.

            Ziwei Wang

            Ziwei Wang
            • Phone: 847-467-1703
            • Office Location: Tech L350
            • E-mail: ZiweiWang2015@u.northwestern.edu
            • Research Group(s): Luijten
            • Research Statement: Ziwei's research focuses on computational studies of soft materials, such as self-assembly of anisotropic nanoparticles and dipolar fluids near a dielectric interface.

            Zonghui Wei

            Zonghui Wei
            • Phone: 847-467-1703
            • Office Location: Tech L350
            • E-mail: ZonghuiWei2013@U.NORTHWESTERN.EDU
            • Research Group(s): Luijten
            • Research Statement: Zonghui’s research focuses on multi-scale computational studies on nucleic acid and polymer complexation for gene delivery.

            Wenli Wu

            Wenli Wu

            Xin Xu

            Xin Xu
            • Office Location: Cook 2055
            • E-mail: XinXu2019@u.northwestern.edu
            • Research Group(s): Haile
            • Research Statement: Xin's research focuses on the charge transport in the mixed ionic-electronic conductors, especially on the unprecedented transport characteristics across homo-interfaces.

            Daikang Yan

            Daikang Yan
            • Phone: 847-467-0218
            • Office Location: Dearborn 9D/E
            • E-mail: DaikangYan2013@U.NORTHWESTERN.EDU
            • Research Group(s): C. Jacobsen
            • Research Statement: 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.

            Xinyuan You

            Xinyuan You
            • Phone: 847-505-5368
            • Office Location: Ryan 4033
            • E-mail: xinyuanyou2015@u.northwestern.edu
            • Research Group(s): Seideman Research group
            • Research Statement: Xinyuan's research focus on the quantum dynamics and spectroscopy of plasmon-assisted solar energy conversion with the theoretical model-Hamiltonian approach.

            Hang Yuan

            Hang Yuan

              Li Zeng

              Li Zeng