Our Alumni

Graduate Students

Wei Bao

David Garfield

Kaiyuan Yao

  • Ph.D. 2019; Current position: Postdoc in M. Lipson group, Columbia University
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Postdoc Fellows

Ilka Kriegel

  • Marie Curie Postdoc 2016-2018; Current position: Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, Scientist, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genoa
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Angel Bravo

  • Postdoc 2015-2018; Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Politecnico di Milano
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Pradeep Perera

  • Project Scientist, Energy Frontier Research Center on Nanoscale Controls on Geologic CO2, 2013-2017; Current position: Research Faculty, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Nicholas Borys

  • Postdoc and Project Scientist 2013-2017; Current position: Professor at Montana State University
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Edward Barnard

  • Postdoc 2012-2016; Current position: Staff Engineering Associate, Molecular Foundry, LBNL
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Hyuck Choo

  • Postdoc 2008-2009; Currently: Professor at Caltech 

Daniel Gargas

Martin Schmidt

  • Postdoc 2008-2011; Currently: Patent Attorney, Germany

Alex Weber-Bargioni

  • Postdoc 2008-2012 (joint with D.F. Ogletree and S. Cabrini); Currently: Staff Scientist and Facility Director, Molecular Foundry, LBNL 
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Shiwei Wu

  • Postdoc (joint with M. Salmeron) 2007-2010; Currently: Professor of Physics, Fudan University 
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Zhaoyu Zhang

  • Postdoc 2008-2011; Currently: Professor at Chinese University Hong Kong 
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Alexander McLeod

  • Post-baccalaureate (joint with Jeff Neaton) 2008-2010; Currenlty: postdoc at Columbia University
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Andrew Mueller

  • Research Intern 2011; Currently: graduate student at Caltech

Andrew Taber

  • Undergrad (joint with Jeff Neaton) 2010-2012; Currently: Start-up savant


High School Students

Ariel Kuhl

  • Student at Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering

Omar Schmitt

  • Student at Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering


Visiting Scholars

Prof. Francesco Scotognella

  • Currently: Professor, Department of Physics, Politecnico di Milano

Prof. Andrea Bassi

  • Currently: Professor, Department of Physics, Politecnico di Milano

Michele Ghini

  • Currently: PhD student, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genoa

Chiara Trovatello

  • Currently: PhD student, Department of Physics, Politecnico di Milano