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Jennifer Lu, MACES Center Director

Materials Science and Engineering

  • PhD, Macromolecular Science & Engineering, University of Michigan
  • BS, Materials Science & Engineering, Shanghai University

Research Interests: Design and synthesis of new energy conversion platforms.

Tao Ye

Tao Ye

Chemistry

  • PhD, Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Chemistry, Peking University

Research Interests: Measure and control of single biomolecules, biologically inspired nanostructures at interfaces.

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Sayantani Ghosh

Physics

  • PhD, Physics, University of Chicago
  • BA, Physics, University of Cambridge

Research Interests: Photonics, nanoplasmonic materials and hybrid photovoltaics.

Vincent Tung

Vincent Tung

Materials Science and Engineering

  • PhD, Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MS, Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University

Research Interests: Synthesis and assembly of 3D monoliths for solar energy conversion.

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Min Hwan Lee

Mechanical Engineering

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • BS, Mechanical Design & Engineering, Seoul National University

Research Interests: Solid state fuel cells and electrocatalysis.

Ashlie Martini

Ashlie Martini

Mechanical Engineering

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

Research Interests: Tribology for energy saving.

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Boaz Ilan

Applied Math

  • PhD, Applied Math, Tel Aviv University
  • BS, Applied Math, Tel Aviv University

Research Interests: Mathematical modeling of solar energy devices.

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Michael Scheibner

Physics

  • Dr. rer. nat, Physics, University of Wuerzburg
  • Diplom Physiker, University of Wuerzburg

Research Interests: Quantum-enhanced materials and technology, nano- and quantum- optics for sensing.

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Ryan Baxter

Chemistry

  • PhD, Chemistry, University of Michigan
  • BS, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research Interests: Kinetic study of radical reactions to produce useful materials from simple precursors for green energy.

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David Strubbe

Physics

  • PhD, Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • BS, Physics & Chemistry, University of Chicago

Research Interests: New computational methods to study electronic and optical properties of photovoltaic materials.

Jin Zhang

Jin Zhang

Chemistry | UC Santa Cruz

  • PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Washington
  • BS, Chemistry, Fudan University

Research Interests: Synthesize materials and optical spectroscopic characterization.

Yat Li

Yat Li

Chemistry | UC Santa Cruz

  • PhD, Chemistry, University of Hong Kong
  • BS, Chemistry, University of Hong Kong

Research Interests: Nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage.

shaowei chen

Shaowei Chen

Chemistry | UC Santa Cruz

  • PhD, Chemistry, Cornell University
  • BS, Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China

Research Interests: Interfacial modification of nanoparticles for energy conversion.