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
Paul Ackerman Paul J. Ackerman
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Blaise Fleury Blaise Fleury
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Li Jiang Li Jiang
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Qingkun Liu Qingkun Liu
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Haridas Mundoor Haridas Mundoor
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Bohdan Senyuk Bohdan Senyuk
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics

Ph.D. Students

Joshua De La Cruz Joshua De La Cruz
Ph.D. Student
Materials Science and Engineering
Allister Frazier Allister W. Frazier
Ph.D. Student
Materials Science and Engineering
Andrew Hess Andrew J. Hess
Ph.D. Student
Physics
Sungoh Park Sungoh Park
Ph.D. Student
Physics
Ghadah H. Sheetah Ghadah H. Sheetah
Ph.D. Student
Materials Science and Engineering
Hayley R. O. Sohn Hayley R. O. Sohn
Ph.D. Student
Materials Science and Engineering
Benny Tai Benny Tai
Ph.D. Student
Physics
Rachel Ward Rachel Ward
Ph.D. Student
Physics
Ye Yuan Ye Yuan
Ph.D. Student
Physics

Visiting Scholars

Dagang Liu Dagang Liu
Visiting Professor

Undergraduate Students

Ghaneema Nasser Abuhaimed Ghaneema Nasser Abuhaimed
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Materials Science and Engineering
Mahmoud Almansouri Mahmoud Almansouri
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Julianna Bourgeois Julianna Bourgeois
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Maxwell P. Brunette Maxwell P. Brunette
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Varun Chandrasekar 2017 Varun Chandrasekar
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Dane Fisher Dane Fisher
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Andrew Funk Andrew J. Funk
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Marshall Herr Marshall J. Herr
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Kenneth McCarthy Kenneth McCarthy
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Engineering Physics

High School Students

Samuel Yuandong Fei 2017 Samuel Yuandong Fei
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2017
Materials Science and Engineering
Evan Kolderup Summer 2017 Evan Kolderup
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2017
Materials Science and Engineering
Jason Lehrfeld 2017 Jason Lehrfeld
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2017
Materials Science and Engineering

Past Members

Yasser Albarakat Yasser Albarakat
Undergraduate Research Assistant • Fall 2015 - Spring 2017
Physics
Suman Anand Suman Anand
Visiting Scientist
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
Timothy Boyle Timothy Boyle
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Jasmine Brewer Jasmine Brewer
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
Budhadipta Dan Budhadipta Dan
Visiting Ph.D. Student
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
George Fosmire George W. Fosmire
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
Sharla Hopkins Sharla Hopkins
REU Student • Summer 2009
Physics
Yana Izdebskaya Yana Izdebskaya
Visiting Scientist
Eric Junkins Eric Junkins
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Joseph Keuhlen Joseph "Jake" Keuhlen
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Ivan Klevets Ivan Klevets
Visiting Ph.D. Student
Physics
Benjamin Krug Benjamin Krug
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Clayton Lapointe Clayton Lapointe
Postdoctoral Research Associate • 2008 - 2011
Physics
Mauricio Juanes Laviada Mauricio Juanes Laviada
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Taewoo Lee Taewoo Lee
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Physics
Dan Li Dan Li
REU Student • Summer 2012
Physics
Jiaqi Li Jiaqi Li
Graduate Research Assistant • January 2011 – May 2011
Physics
Yiheng Lin Yiheng Lin
Graduate Research Assistant • Fall 2009 - Summer 2010
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
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
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
Pegah Naeimi Pegah Naeimi
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Anila Narayana Anila Narayana
Junior Research Assistant • Summer 2016
Physics
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
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
Aris Sheiner Aris I. Sheiner
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Jaskaran Singh Jaskaran Singh
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Electrical Computer & Energy Engineering
Yi-Ting Song Yi-Ting Song
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Physics
Jared Stanley Jared C. 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
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
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
Dylan Warburg Dylan Warburg
Undergraduate Research Assistant
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
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

Administrative Support

Chris Pappas Chris Pappas
General and Sponsored Project Accounting Professional
Physics