Graduate Students in the Applied Physics Program

Frank Barrows

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

Bianca Baldassarri

Bianca Baldassarri
  • Research Group(s): Wolverton, C.

Xu Chen

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

Annaliese Ehlen

Annaliese Ehlen
  • Research Group(s): Olvera de la Cruz, M.

Martin Girard

Martin Girard
  • Phone:  847-491-7800
  • Office Location: Cook 4021
  • E-mail: MartinGirard2014@u.northwestern.edu
  • Research Group(s): Olvera de la Cruz, M.
  • 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): Odom, T., Schatz, G.
  • 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, E.
  • 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, M.
  • 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.

Saugat Kandel

Saugat Kandel

Jimmy Kuo

Jimmy Kuo
  • Phone: 847-491-5286
  • Office Location: Cook 2035A
  • E-mail:  JimmyKuo2021@u.northwestern.edu
  • Research Group(s): Snyder, J.
  • 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, M.
  • 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, N.
  • 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): Olvera de la Cruz, M.
  • Research Statement: <strong>Research Statement:</strong> 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): Olvera de la Cruz, M.
  • 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, M.
  • 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.

Kyle McCall

Kyle McCall

Jovan Nelson

Jovan Nelson
  • Research Group(s): Stern, N.

Jack Olding

Jack Olding

Lintao Peng

Lintao Peng

Sajid Ali Syed

Sajid Ali Syed

Alexander Tyner

Alexander Tyner
  • Research Group(s): Goswami, P.

Everett Vacek

Everett Vacek

Sruthi Venkataramanababu

Sruthi Venkataramanababu
  • Research Group(s): Odom, B.

Danqing Wang

Danqing Wang
  • Phone: 847-491-7553
  • Office Location: Tech KG56
  • E-mail: danqingwang2018@u.northwestern.edu
  • Research Group(s): Schatz/T. Odom
  • 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.

Ziwei Wang

Ziwei Wang
  • Phone: 847-467-1703
  • Office Location: Tech L350
  • E-mail: ZiweiWang2015@u.northwestern.edu
  • Research Group(s): Luijten, E.
  • 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.

Wenli Wu

Wenli Wu

Xin Xu

Xin Xu
  • Office Location: Cook 2055
  • E-mail: XinXu2019@u.northwestern.edu
  • Research Group(s): Haile, S.
  • 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):  Jacobsen, C.
  • 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): Koch, J.
  • 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
  • Research Group(s): Olvera de la Cruz, M.