Principal Investigator

Vincent Tung, Associate Professor

M.S. in Chemistry, National Tsing-Hua University (Taiwan)

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, UCLA (Yang Yang & Richard Kaner)

Postdoc, ISEN Fellow at Northwestern University (Jiaxing Huang


Research Scientist

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Name:             Dr. Yuanlong Shao

Education:    Project leader of Graphene Center, Cambridge University (Andrea Ferrari & Clare Grey)

                           Visiting Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California Los Angeles, UCLA (Richard Kaner)    

                           Ph.D., Material Science and Engineering (graduated with honour), Donghua University

Research Interest:  Chemical exfoliation, and inject printing of 2D materials for energy storage and sensing applications 

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Name:          Dr.  Hill (Ming-Hui) Chiu (CVD Team Leader)

Education:  Ph.D. in MSE, King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST, Lance Li)

Research Interest:  CVD Synthesis of novel mono- and bi-layered 2D materials

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Name:               Dr.  Hao-Ling Tang (Safety Officier)

Education:  Ph.D. in Electric Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (Co-advisor, Lance Li)

Research Interest:  advanced semiconductor devices, Nanoelectronics

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Name:               Dr. Ali Han (Will Join in 24-November, 2018)

Education:  Ph.D. in School of Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) 

Research Interest:  CVD growth of novel 2D materials for CO2 reduction and energy storage

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Name:               Dr. Yichen Cai

Education:  Ph.D. in School of Materials Science & Engineering, Nanjin University of Science and Technology

of China

Visiting scholar at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Lance Li)

Research Interest:  Chemical exfoliation and CVD growth of novel 2D materials for stretchable electronics.


Graduate Students, Ph.D. at KAUST

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  • Name: Areej Aljarb

            Education:     King Abdulaziz University (KAU)

            Research Interest: Directed growth of 2D Materials through CVD

  • Name: Xuan Wei

            Education:                 B.S. BioEngineering, Fuzhou University

            Research Interest:  Dewetting regulated organization of porous structures for battery applications

                                                    Dean's Graduate Fellowship

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  • Name: Jui-Han Stanley Fu

            Education:             B.S., Chemistry, National Cheng-Kung University

                                               M.S., Chemistry, National Tseng-Hua University

            Research Interest:  Biomimetic design of 3D functional monoliths 

  • Name: Merfat Alsabban (Co-advised with Prof. Andy Huang at KCC)

    Education: King Abdulaziz University (KAU)

    Research interest: Novel Porous Electrochemical Catalyst for HER, ORR, and CO2 reduction

  • Name: Rehab Albaridy (Co-advised with Prof. Udo Schwingenschloegl)

    Education: King Abdulaziz University (KAU)

    Research interest: CVD Growth of Single Crystalline 2D TMDs


Research Associates

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  • Name: Christine Wu

          Education:                Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley

                                                 The Molecular Foundry Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab 

          Research Interest:  Nature inspired assembly of 2D TMDs into 3D foams


Lab Mascots

Name:                           *Shining*

Education:                  Holds honorary Ph.D in Bread Science

Research Interest:   Delicious Bread

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Name:                           *MoMo*

Education:                  Holds honorary Ph.D in Surface Science 

Research Interest:   Surface Chemistry and Physics


Alumni

Senior Scientist & Lab Manager

  • Name: Dr. Ishihara Hidetaka

           Education:             Ph.D.  Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, LR 

           Research Interest: CLIP Synthesis of Perovskites

           Current position: Panasonic North America/ Tesla

 

  • Name: Dr. Yen-Chang Chen

          Education:            Ph.D. BEST Program, University of California, Merced

                                          M.S. MSE, University of Florida 

          Research Interest: Perovskite solar cells, materials characterization. 

                                          NASA Graduate Fellow

                                          NSF Graduate Fellow

           Current position: Lam Research —> TSMC

 

  • Name: Kiana Shirzad

          Education:               B.S. Biomedical engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology

          Research Interest:  Biomimetic design of 3D functional monoliths 

          Current position: Jessica Yue Wang Lab

 

  • Name: Bryan Soriano

            Education: Materials Science and Engineering, UC Merced 19

            Current position: summer research intern at UCSD

 

  • Name: Marisol Prado

          Education:             ME 15 UCMerced

          Research interest: Flexible carbon nanomaterials for sensor application 

                                                   NASA MACEs Undergraduate Fellow   

                                                   NSF COINs Undergraduate Fellow

          Current position: Gallo Wine Factory

 

  • Name: Katherine S. Tyler

          Education:               Merced College 

          Research Interest:  Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Energy Storage

          NASA MACEs Summer Undergraduate Fellow

 

  • Name: Joseph Serrano

          Education:             MSE 17 UCMerced

          Research interest: Biomimetic assembly of 2D van der Walls' solids

                                                   NASA MACEs Undergraduate Fellow   

            Current position:  Intel

 

  • Name: Bradley Frank

          Education:             MSE 2017 UCM 

          Research interest:  Morphological engineering of perovskite photovoltaics 

                                                  NASA MACEs Undergraduate Fellow

            Current position: Ph.D. at Polymer Science program from FU Berlin, Humboldt Berlin, TU Berlin, and UPotsdam

 

  • Name: Mai Thao

          Education:            Merced Union High School

          Research interest: Three dimensional monoliths of MoS2 and NbSe2

                                                   ACS SEED Fellow 2015

 

  • Name: Johnny Yongsheng Sun

          Education:             MSE 15 UC Davis

          Research Interest: Nanomaterial synthesis, Sustainable Energy,

                                           UC LEADS Fellowship Recipient

 

  • Name: Jose Hernandez

          Education:            BIOE 15 UCMerced

          Research interest: Patterned nanomorphology for bio-compatible scaffolds.

                                          NSF COINs Undergraduate Fellow  

                                          Affiliate at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

           Current position: M.S. at BioE, UC Davis

 

  • Name: Oliver Lin

          Education:            B.S. Chemistry, University of California, Davis 

          Research Interest:  Synthesis of organic and perovskite photovoltaics

          Current position: Ph.D. at MSE, UCLA (Prof. Yang Yang research group)

 

  • Name: Lai Thung

          Education:              Golden Valley High School

                                                ACS SEED Fellow 2015

          Current position: College of Letter and Science at UC, Berkeley

 

  • Name: Andrew Siordia

          Education:             MSE 14 UCMerced

          Current position:    Ph.D. at MSE, UCLA (Prof. Bruce Dunn group)

  • Name: Wen-Jun Chen

          Education:            B.S. Dalian University of Technology

          Current position: Ph.D. at MSE, UCSD  

 

  • Name: Jaskiranjeet (Jessica) Sodhi

            Education:           B.S. UCM BioE 2013

            Current position: M.S., Brown University (Prof. Robert Hurt group)

 

  • Name: Nicholas Demarco

          Research interest: perovskite photovoltaics

          Current position: Ph.D. at MSE, UCLA (Prof. Yang Yang Group)

 

  • Name: Pisrut "Todd" Phummirat

          Education:            B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison

                                         M.S. University of California, San Diego 

           Current position: Ph.D. at Bio-medical Engineering, UC Irvine