Principal Investigator

Ivan I. Smalyukh
Ivan I. Smalyukh
Professor of Physics • Founding Fellow of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute • Senior Investigator of the NSF Soft Materials Research Center
Physics

Postdocs

Eldho Abraham
Eldho Abraham
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Vladyslav Cherpak 2018
Vladyslav Cherpak
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Souvik Ghosh November 2020
Souvik Ghosh
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Taewoo Lee
Taewoo Lee
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Cuiling Meng 2020
Cuiling Meng
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Adam Ollanik 2019
Adam Ollanik
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Andrii Repula 2020
Andrii Repula
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Bohdan Senyuk
Bohdan Senyuk
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics

Ph.D. Students

Pedro August 2021
Pedro B De Melo
Ph.D. Student
Materials Science and Engineering
Rao Fei 2019
Rao Fei
Ph.D. Student
Materials Science and Engineering
Jin-Sheng (Jason) Wu 2020
Jin-Sheng (Jason) Wu
Ph.D. Student
Chemistry
Hanqing Zhao 2020
Hanqing Zhao
Ph.D. Student
Physics

Visiting Scholars

Dominika Benkowska 2020
Dominika Benkowska-Biernacka
Visiting Ph.D. Student
Physics

Undergraduate Students

Richmond Adufu 2019
Richmond E. Adufu
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Engineering Physics
Darian Hall 2019
Darian Hall
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Musqan Nighojkar 2019
Musqan Nighojkar
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Engineering Physics

High School Students

Jeffrey Hew Summer 2019
Jeffrey Hew
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2019
Materials Science and Engineering

Past Members

Ghaneema Nasser Abuhaimed
Ghaneema Nasser Abuhaimed
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Materials Science and Engineering
Paul Ackerman
Paul J. Ackerman
Postdoctoral Research Associate • 2016 - 2017
Physics
Yasser Albarakat
Yasser Albarakat
Undergraduate Research Assistant • Fall 2015 - Spring 2017
Physics
Mahmoud Almansouri
Mahmoud Almansouri
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Suman Anand
Suman Anand
Visiting Scientist
Anakata Aschenbrenner
Anakata Aschenbrenner
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Tracy Babb
Tracy Babb
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Engineering Physics
Corinne Beier
Corinne Beier
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Ephraim Bililign
Ephraim Bililign
REU Student • Summer 2014
Physics
Trent Bohl
Trent W. Bohl
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
Julianna Bourgeois
Julianna Bourgeois
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Timothy Boyle
Timothy Boyle
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Jasmine Brewer
Jasmine Brewer
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Maxwell P. Brunette
Maxwell P. Brunette
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Audrey Burkart
Audrey Burkart
REU Student • Summer 2012
Physics
Kristina Callaghan
Kristina Callaghan
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Timothy Callahan
Timothy J. Callahan
Undergraduate Research Associate
Physics
Michael Campbell
Michael G. Campbell
MS Student
Physics
Varun Chandrasekar 2017
Varun Chandrasekar
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Zezhang Chen 2017
Zezhang Chen (陈泽章)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Kevin Crust CU REU Summer 2019
Kevin Crust
REU Student • Summer 2019
Physics
Enid M. Cruz-Colón Summer 2018
Enid Cruz-Colón
REU 2018 Student
Physics
Budhadipta Dan
Budhadipta Dan
Visiting Ph.D. Student
Joshua De La Cruz
Joshua De La Cruz
Ph.D. Student
Materials Science and Engineering
Rajdeep Deb
Rajdeep Deb
Visiting Ph.D. Student
Trirup Dutta
Trirup Dutta
Visiting Ph.D. Student
Physics
David Engstrom
David Engström
Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Julian Evans
Julian S. Evans
Ph.D. Student • Graduated in Spring 2013
Physics
Brendan Evers
Brendan Evers
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Samuel Yuandong Fei 2017
Samuel Yuandong Fei
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2017
Materials Science and Engineering
Blaise Fleury
Blaise Fleury
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
George Fosmire
George W. Fosmire
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Allister Frazier
Allister W. Frazier
Ph.D. Student
Materials Science and Engineering
Andrew Funk
Andrew J. Funk
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Derek Gann
Derek Gann
Undergraduate Research Assistant • Aug 2012 – May 2014
Engineering Physics
Dennis Gardner
Dennis Gardner
Graduate Research Assistant
Physics
Nuria Garrido
Núria Petit Garrido
Visiting Ph.D. Student
Physics
Brett Gedvilas
Brett Gedvilas
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Engineering Physics
Julian Giller
Julian Giller
Graduate Research Assistant
Physics
David Glugla
David Glugla
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Engineering Physics
Raj Kumar Gupta
Raj Kumar Gupta
Visiting Associate Professor
Isaac Hanemann
Isaac Hanemann
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Leonardo Hermosillo
Leonardo Hermosillo
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Marshall Herr
Marshall J. Herr
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Andrew Hess 2019
Andrew J. Hess
Ph.D. Student
Physics
Sharla Hopkins
Sharla Hopkins
REU Student • Summer 2009
Physics
Yana Izdebskaya
Yana Izdebskaya
Visiting Scientist
Li Jiang
Li Jiang
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Yang Jiang, Nov 2018
Yang Jiang
Visiting Ph.D. student
Physics
Eric Junkins
Eric Junkins
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Noah Kent
Noah Kent
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Joseph Keuhlen
Joseph "Jake" Keuhlen
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Ivan Klevets
Ivan Klevets
Visiting Ph.D. Student
Physics
Evan Kolderup Summer 2017
Evan Kolderup
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2017
Materials Science and Engineering
Benjamin Krug
Benjamin Krug
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Julie Lampert Summer 2018
Julie Lampert
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2018
Materials Science and Engineering
Clayton Lapointe
Clayton Lapointe
Postdoctoral Research Associate • 2008 - 2011
Physics
Mauricio Juanes Laviada
Mauricio Juanes Laviada
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Jason Lehrfeld 2017
Jason Lehrfeld
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2017
Materials Science and Engineering
Dan Li
Dan Li
REU Student • Summer 2012
Physics
Jiaqi Li
Jiaqi Li
Graduate Research Assistant • January 2011 – May 2011
Physics
Yuanyuan Li 2017
Yuanyuan Li
Visiting PhD student
Physics
Yiheng Lin
Yiheng Lin
Graduate Research Assistant • Fall 2009 - Summer 2010
Physics
Changda (Darren) Liu
Changda (Darren) Liu
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Dagang Liu
Dagang Liu
Visiting Professor
Qingkun Liu
Qingkun Liu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Heather Loden
Heather Loden
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Engineering Physics
Javier Alonso Lopez Medina
Javier Alonso López Medina
Visiting Ph.D. student
Carolyn Lubner
Carolyn Lubner
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Brice Lucero
Brice Lucero
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Engineering Physics
Zhijian Mai 2019
Zhijian Mai
Visiting Ph.D. student
Physics
Nikola Maksimovic
Nikola Maksimovic
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Engineering Physics
Thomas Abel Manchego
Thomas Abel Manchego
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Angel Martinez
Angel Martinez
Ph.D. Student • Graduated in Fall 2014
Physics
Kenneth McCarthy
Kenneth McCarthy
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Engineering Physics
Anna McLeland
Anna McLeland
Undergraduate Research Assistant • Aug 2012 - May 2013
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Mason McNutt
Mason R. McNutt
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Engineering Physics
Hector Cordova Mireles
Hector Cordova Mireles
Visiting Professor
Physics
Steven Morrison 2019
Steven G. Morrison
SPUR Student • Summer 2019
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Haridas Mundoor
Haridas Mundoor
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Pegah Naeimi
Pegah Naeimi
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Anila Narayana
Anila Narayana
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2016
Physics
Alex Nelson Summer 2018
Alex Nelson
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2018
Materials Science and Engineering
Philip Nystrom
Philip D. Nystrom
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Electrical Computer & Energy Engineering
Benjamin Pacheco
Benjamin G. Pacheco
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Manoj Pandey
Manoj Bhushan Pandey
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Vitaly Panov
Vitaly Panov
Visiting Research Fellow
Jin-young Park
Jin-young Park
Student Research Assistant
Sungoh Park
Sungoh Park
Ph.D. Student
Physics
Michael Paul
Michael A. Paul
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Karthik Reddy Peddireddy
Karthik Reddy Peddireddy
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Ramarao Pratibha
Ramarao Pratibha
Visiting Scientist
Owen Puls
Owen Puls
REU Student • Summer 2015
Physics
Zhiyuan Qi
Zhiyuan Qi
Graduate Research Assistant
Physics
Bryce Reiber
Bryce Reiber
Undergraduate Research Assistant • Spring 2016
Physics
Blake M. Reimer
Blake M. Reimer
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Cassady Rupert
Cassady Rupert
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Bennet Schwab
Bennet Schwab
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Andrew Seracuse
Andrew J. Seracuse
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Ghadah H. Sheetah
Ghadah H. Sheetah
Ph.D. Student • Graduated in Fall 2018
Materials Science and Engineering
Aris Sheiner
Aris I. Sheiner
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Jaskaran Singh
Jaskaran Singh
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Electrical Computer & Energy Engineering
Hayley R. O. Sohn
Hayley R. O. Sohn
Ph.D. Student
Materials Science and Engineering
Yi-Ting Song
Yi-Ting Song
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Jared Stanley
Jared C. Stanley
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Trevor L. Stanley
Trevor L. Stanley
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Gabriel Stockdale
Gabriel Stockdale
REU Student • Summer 2008
Physics
Wren Suess
Wren Suess
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Yaoran Sun
Yaoran Sun
Visiting Ph.D. student
Physics
Ruwang Sung
Ruwang Sung
Visiting Professor
Physics
Jung-Shen (Benny) Tai
Jung-Shen (Benny) Tai (戴榮身)
Ph.D. Student • Graduated in Spring 2020
Physics
Jung-Shen (Benny) Tai July 2020
Jung-Shen (Benny) Tai (戴榮身)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Jan Bart ten Hove 2019
Jan Bart ten Hove
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Frederick Thayer
Frederick M. Thayer
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Engineering Physics
Sabrina Thompson
Sabrina Thompson
REU Student • Summer 2010
Physics
Rahul Trivedi
Rahul P. Trivedi
Ph.D. Student • Graduated in Spring 2012
Engineering Physics
Andrij Trokhymchuk
Andrij Trokhymchuk
Visiting Professor
Physics
Oksana Trushkevych
Oksana Trushkevych
Visiting Scientist
Theo Tsal Summer 2019
Theo Tsal
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2019
Materials Science and Engineering
Christopher Twombly
Christopher Twombly
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Michael Varney
Michael C. M. Varney
Ph.D. Student • Graduated in Spring 2014
Physics
Rayshan Visvanathan
Rayshan Visvanathan
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Robert Voinescu
Robert Voinescu
Ph.D. Student
Physics
Yuhan Wang 2018
Yuhan Wang
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Dylan Warburg
Dylan Warburg
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Rachel Ward
Rachel Ward
Ph.D. Student
Physics
Guoqing Wei
Guoqing Wei
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Bethany Wilcox
Bethany Wilcox
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Philipp Wilhelm
Philipp Wilhelm
Visiting graduate student
Physics
Tyler Wingfield
Tyler Wingfield
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Michal Wojcik
Michal Wojcik
Visiting Scientist
Elise Wright
Elise Wright
REU Student • Summer 2013
Physics
John Write
John P. Wright
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Yong Xie
Yong Xie
Postdoctoral Research Associate • 2015 - 2016
Physics
Tianyi Yan
Tianyi Yan
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Dong Ki Yoon
Dong Ki Yoon
Postdoctoral Research Associate • 2009 - 2011
Physics
Ryan Young
Ryan Young
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Ye Yuan 2019
Ye Yuan
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Allen Zhang 2020
Allen Zhang
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Junyan Zhang 2019
JunYan Zhang
Visiting Ph.D. student
Physics
Qiaoxuan Zhang
Qiaoxuan Zhang
Undergraduate Research Assistant • MS Student
Physics • Materials Science and Engineering
Yuan Zhang
Yuan Zhang
Visiting Scientist
Physics
Jianqiang Zhao
Jianqiang Zhao
Visiting Ph.D. Student
Peter Zhong Summer 2019
Peter Zhong
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2019
Physics
He Zhou 2019
He Zhou
Visiting Ph.D. student
Physics

Administrative Support

Chris Pappas
Chris Pappas
General and Sponsored Project Accounting Professional
Physics