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4/16/2020: Congratulations to Andrew Schlaus for successfully defending his PhD thesis on the Dynamics of Light-Matter Coupling in Lead Halide Perovskites

3/11/2020: Congratulations to Dr. Fang Liu for accepting an assistant professor position at Stanford University starting Fall 2020!

12/13/2019: Congratulations to Jue Wang who successfully defended his PhD thesis on the Electron Hole System in Two-Dimensional Semiconductors and Their Heterostructures

8/9/2019: Congratulations to Kihong Lee who successfully defended his PhD thesis on Optical Spectroscopy of 2D Superatomic Semiconductors and Magnetic Materials

8/3/2019: Congratulations to Dr. Fang Liu for winning the Miller Prize at the 74th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy

8/1/2019: Congratulations to Prakriti Joshi who successfully defended her PhD thesis on Contributions of Lattice Anharmonicities to Optoelectronic Properties of Lead Halide Perovskites

6/28/2019: Congratulations to Dr. Mark Ziffer for being awarded the DOE EERE Fellowship

5/24/2019: Congratulations to Drew Schlaus for being awarded the Department of Chemistry’s Kathy Chen Fellowship

12/17/2018: Congratulations to Xinjue Zhong who successfully defended her PhD thesis on Exploring Two-Dimensional Superatomic Semiconductors

9/2018: The XYZ group welcomes Roberto Costantini from the University of Trieste as a visiting PhD student.

8/2018: The XYZ group welcomes Dr. Alex Barker from the Center for Nanoscience and Technology at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Milan as a visiting postdoc.

6/2018 – 8/2018: The XYZ group welcomes Prof. Efrat Lifshitz from the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute.

5/31/2018: Congratulations to Tyler Evans who successfully defended his PhD thesis on Polarons and Polaritons in Cesium Lead Bromide.

5/29/2018: The XYZ group welcomes our REU student, Julia Reilly for the summer.

5/16/2018: Congratulations to Florian Geyer on starting at BASF.

3/30/2018: The XYZ group welcomes back Prof. Dr. Mischa Bonn for a visit.

2/16/2018: Congratulations to Kiyoshi Miyata on starting his assistant professorship in the Onda Lab at Kyushu University.

1/23/2018: Congratulations to our high school student, Skyler, for being named a Top 40 Finalist in the 77th Regeneron Science Talent Search!