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Postdoctoral Scholars

  • Jae Jin Bang
    Jae Jin Bang

    Jae Jin is interested in developing spectroscopic and scanning probe-based protocols to investigate physical properties of low dimensional materials with nanoscale spatial resolution for next generation photonic materials.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Nuzzo Group, UIUC

  • Chitraleema Chakraborty
    Chitraleema Chakraborty

    Chitraleema is currently studying the influence of applied strain on the electronic and optical properties of two-dimensional materials using tools from optical spectroscopy and first-principles methods.

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Narang Group, Harvard

  • Ben Cotts
    Ben Cotts

    Ben uses photothermal deflection spectroscopy techniques to further characterize materials' electronic structure with the goal of reducing non-radiative pathways and defects for better energy efficiency.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Salleo Group, Stanford

  • Wenjie Dou
    Wenjie Dou

    Wenjie is interested in developing stochastic electronic structure theory and non-adiabatic dynamics to treat electron-phonon coupling in condensed phase.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Rabani Group, UC Berkeley

  • Michael Enright
    Michael Enright

    Michael Enright is investigating materials with grey-scale absorbance across the visible region and narrow, NIR photoluminescence for luminescent solar concentrators with high power conversion efficiencies.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Nuzzo Group, UIUC

  • David Hanifi
    David Hanifi

    Designed and deployed a new spectroscopic technique, coined Photothermal Threshold Quantum Yield (PTQY), that leverages non-radiative heat and the quantization of light to increased measurement accuracy by over 100x (i.e. 99.96 0.2%)intrinsic to absolute Photoluminescence Quantum Yield (PLQY).  He is interested in applying highly sensitive bulk material characterization to highly luminescent thin films.

    Research Staff, Alivisatos Group, UC Berkeley

  • Wei Li
    Wei Li

    Wei researches controlling light and heat using engineered nanostructures for energy applications, including radiative cooling, thermal management, solar and thermal energy harvesting.

    Postdoctoral scholar, Fan Group, Stanford

  • Yin Liu
    Yin Liu

    Yin is attempting to use TEM based cathodoluminescence and EELS spectroscopy to explore exotic optical properties of 2D materials such as h-BN, which are attractive for applications in the quantum photonic sensing and communications. 

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Dionne group, Stanford

  • Ivan Moreno-Hernandez
    Ivan Moreno-Hernandez

    Ivan is interested in developing electrochemical methods to study the growth and etching trajectories of optoelectronic nanomaterials with liquid cell electron microscopy. This information could be used to improve the synthesis of nanomaterials required for photonic applications.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Alivisatos Group, UC Berkeley

  • Dennis Nenno
    Dennis Nenno

    Dennis researches the calculation of optical and electronic response properties in topological materials, with interest in incorporating emerging quantum effects in a semi-classical framework to model future devices.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Narang Group, Harvard

  • Georgia Papadakis
    Georgia Papadakis

    My research pertains to near-field radiative heat transfer with nanostructures and metamaterials.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Fan Group, Stanford

  • Henrique Ribeiro

    My research focus in opto-electronic properties of 2D semiconductors materials mainly investigated by Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy. I am currently investigating heterostrutures based on tmdcs and black phosphorus.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Heinz Group, Stanford

  • Amr Shaltout
    Amr Shaltout

    My research interests are in the area of "Active and Ultrafast Nanophotonics", wherein temporally modulated structures are integrated with ultrafast optics to control light with high spatiotemporal precision. Applications include active beam steering, photon acceleration, and non-reciprocal energy transfer.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Brongersma Group, Stanford

  • Dayne Swearer
    Dayne Swearer

    Dayne is currently working on the synthesis of new luminescent nanomaterials and how to understand the degree to which atomic-scale variations in these materials influence the structure, stability, and optical performance.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Dionne Group, Stanford

  • James Utterback
    James Utterback

    James' research focuses on visualizing the transport properties of energy carriers (charges, excitons, heat and ions) in material systems using ultrafast spectroscopy and microscopy

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Ginsberg Group, UC Berkeley

  • Jorik van de Groep
    Jorik van de Groep

    I study resonant light-matter interactions in dielectric and plasmonic nanostructures, with emphasis on exciton resonances in two-dimensional semiconductor materials. 

    Research Scientist, Brongersma Group, Stanford

  • Lutz Waldecker

    My research focuses on optical and electronic properties of two-dimensional semiconductors. 

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Heinz Group, Stanford

  • Rongfeng Yuan
    Rongfeng Yuan

    Rongfeng uses ultrafast microscopy and spectroscopy to investigate nanoscale energy transport in functional materials.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Ginsberg Group, UC Berkeley

  • Bo Zhao
    Bo Zhao

    Bo is interested in controlling and harvesting far- and near-field thermal radiation using plasmonic nanostructures, photonic crystals, and 2D materials.

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Fan Group, Stanford