Graduate Students in the Applied Physics Program

Frank Barrows

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

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.

Naihao Chiang

Naihao Chiang
  • Phone: 847-491-2952
  • Office Location: Tech K157/ Ryan 4040
  • E-mail: NaihaoChiang2012@u.northwestern.edu
  • Research Group(s): Seideman, Van Duyne
  • Research Statement: Naihao's research focuses on developing Ultrahigh Vacuum Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (UHV-TERS) and its application to catalysis, surface functionalizations, and organic photovoltaics.

Boya Cui

Boya Cui
  • Phone: 847-467-0804
  • Office Location: Tech B145
  • E-mail: boyacui2017@u.northwestern.edu
  • Research Group(s): Grayson
  • Research Statement: Boya studies the electrical and thermal transport properties of thin-film semiconductor materials, such as transverse thermoelectrics and transparent conducting oxides.

Samuel Davis

Samuel Davis

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.

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

Yufei Jing

Yufei Jing
  • Office Location: Cook 4013A
  • E-mail: YufeiJing2011@u.northwestern.edu
  • Research Group(s): Olvera de la Cruz
  • Research Statement: Yufei's research is to study ionic structures and dynamics induced by confinement and dielectric heterogeneities of biomolecules or electrodes via simulations or theory.

Edward Kielb

Edward Kielb

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

Honghao Li

Honghao Li
  • Phone: 847-491-5874
  • Office Location: Cook 1057
  • 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

Samantha Nowierski

Samantha Nowierski
  • Phone:  847-467-2261
  • Office Location: Tech M350
  • E-mail: samanthanowierski2012@u.northwestern.edu
  • Research Group(s): Kumar
  • Research Statement: Samantha's research focuses on the generation, reconstruction, and transmission of high-dimensional entangled photon states for the advancement of quantum optical communication.

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

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

Guohua Wei

Guohua Wei
  • Phone: 847-467-0352
  • Office Location: Tech F318
  • E-mail: GuohuaWei2011@u.northwestern.edu
  • Research Group(s): Stern
  • Research Statement: 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.

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

Li Zeng

Li Zeng