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07/28/2021: Congratulations to Michael Scott Spencer for successfully defending his PhD thesis on Structure & Condensation of Exciton-Polaritons in Birefringent Optical Cavities
05/28/2021: Congratulations to Felisa Conrad-Burton for successfully defending her PhD thesis on Singlet Fission: A Twisted Tale
12/24/2020: Congratulations to Yongping Fu for accepting an assistant professor position at Peking University
12/16/2020: Congratulations to Tim Atallah for accepting an assistant professor position at Denison University
10/26/2020: The XYZ group welcomes our newest graduate students: Yiliu Li, Shirell Klein, Nicholas Olsen, and Morgan Thinel (co-sponsored by Pasupathy group)
9/01/2020: Congratulations to Fang Liu for starting as an assistant professor at Stanford
7/01/2020: Congratulations to Sebastian Maehrlein for starting a research group at the Fritz Haber Institute
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!