The Group

Current group members

Graduate Students

Kyle Czech

Lianna Dang

Kyle studies the relation between physical and electronic structures of nanomaterials. Lianna works on screw dislocation-driven nanostructured material growth.

Wenjie Li

Yuzhou Zhao

Wenjie works on materials for energy conversion and storage. Yuzhou works on 2D transition metal chalcogenides Materials.

Nitish Mathur

Matthew Hautzinger

Nitish works on Magnetic Skyrmions Project. Matt works on the synthesis and characterization of novel materials for photovoltaic applications.

Dongxu Pan

Hongyuan Sheng

Dongxu works on the synthesis and application of perovskite materials. Hongyuan is working on LDHs for electrocatalytic water splitting.

Tim Tiambeng


Natalia Spitha

Tim is a joint student with the Ge group working on the nanoproteomics project.

Natalia is a joint student with the Wright group, studying the excited-state dynamics of perovskites through photoluminescence and multidimensional spectroscopy.

David Roberts

Chris Roy

David is  a joint student with the Ge group working on the nanoproteomics project.

Chris works in collaboration with the Wright group to study the photophysical properties of perovskite materials.

Dominic Ross

Dominic works on the synthesis and characterization of non-precious metal electrocatalysts  

Hui-Chun Fu



Visiting Graduate Students

Ming-Yu Kuo

Jing Li

Ming-Yu focuses on perovskite project. Jing cooperates with Wright group on the perovskite spectral study.

Jinzhen Huang


Jinzhen's research is focused on developing nanocomposite for electrocatalytic reaction.


Visiting Scholars

Fengmei Wang

Tianqi Guo

My major research interests include synthesis and development of novel 2D materials, such as transition metal chalcogenides, meal phosphorous trichalcogenides, etc., for electrocatalysis or photocatalysis. Tianqi focuses on electrocatalysis.

Undergraduate Students

Atilla Veyssal


Atilla is a double major, studying Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry  


Former group members


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