UC Merced Faculty

Jennifer Qing Lu
Center Director

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.

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.

Sayantani Ghosh

Physics

PhD, Physics, University of Chicago

BA, Physics, University of Cambridge

Research Interests: Photonics, nanoplasmonic materials and hybrid photovoltaics.

Linda S. Hirst

Materials Science and Engineering

PhD, Manchester University

MS, Manchester University

Research Interests: Soft-condensed matter physics, with interests in both biophysics and liquid crystal materials.

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

Mechanical Engineering

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

Research Interests: Tribology for energy saving.

Boaz Ilan

Applied Mathematics

PhD, Applied Math, Tel Aviv University

BS, Applied Math, Tel Aviv University

Research Interests: Mathematical modeling of solar energy devices.

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.

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.

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.