UC Merced Faculty
Jennifer Qing Lu
Materials Science and Engineering
PhD, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai University
Research Interests: Design and synthesis of new energy conversion platforms.
PhD, Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
BS, Chemistry, Peking University
Research Interests: Biosensors, surfaces, and interfaces for biomaterials, and scanning probe microscopy.
PhD, Physics, University of Chicago
BA, Physics, University of Cambridge
Research Interests: Photonics, nanoplasmonic materials and hybrid photovoltaics.
Linda S. Hirst
PhD, Manchester University
MS, Manchester University
Research Interests: Liquid crystal materials and nanocomposites
Min Hwan Lee
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
BS, Mechanical Design & Engineering, Seoul National University
Research Interests: Solid state fuel cells and electrocatalysis.
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University
Research Interests: Tribology for lighter weight, more energy-efficient and longer lasting mechanical components in space vehicles.
PhD, Applied Math, Tel Aviv University
BS, Applied Math, Tel Aviv University
Research Interests: Mathematical modeling of solar energy devices.
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.
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.
PhD, Physics, University of California, Berkeley
BS, Physics & Chemistry, University of Chicago
Research Interests: Computational study of electronic and optical properties of photovoltaic materials.
PhD and MS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Arkansas Tech University
Research Interests: Thermal and electrokinetic transport processes with applications in thermal management, Energy storage, water purification, and advanced manufacturing
PhD, Mechnical Engr and Materials Science and Engineering, Yale University
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Boğaziçi University
Research Interests: Nanomechanics, Nanotribology, Scanning Probe Microsopy, Surface Science
Chemistry and Chemical Biology
PhD, Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley
BS, Chemistry, Vietnam National University
Research Interests: Photocatalysis of nanomaterials, spectroscopic and mechanistic studies
PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago
BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Research Interests: Organic synthesis, Physical organic chemisty, Asymmetric catalysis, and Medicinal chemistry .