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Graduate Students in the Applied Physics Program

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Emmanuel Aneke

Emmanuel Aneke

Jacobsen,C Group

Office location: Tech F222
eaneke@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Emmanuel studies particle accelerators and their applications to x-ray light sources

Mauricio Angelone

Mauricio Angelone

Jacobsen, C. Group

Phone number: 847-467-0218
Office location: Tech F222
m.angelone@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Mauricio uses phase retrieval algorithms in parallel with coherent X-ray diffraction methods at synchrotron radiation sources to characterize nanoscale structures, dynamics of materials and their phase transformations.

Matthew Capocci

Matthew Capocci

Koch, J. Group

Office location: Tech F225
MatthewCapocci2026@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Matthew's research focuses on predicting issues that arise in strongly driven systems of superconducting qubits.

Tse Min Chiang

Tse Min Chiang

Schatz, G. Group

Phone number: 847-467-4984
Office location: Ryan Hall 4033
Tse-minChiang2025@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Tse-Min's research focuses on the properties of entangled photons

Ting-Ching Chu

Ting-Ching Chu

Lauhon, L. Group

Phone number: 847-491-5957
Office location: Cook 3087
Ting-chingChu2019@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: ferroelectric semiconducting vdW photodetector.

Gregor Dairaghi

Gregor Dairaghi

Odom, T. Group

Office location: KG56
GregorDairaghi2026@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Gregor researches the interaction between plasmonic nanoparticle arrays and two-dimensional semiconductors.

Vinh San Dinh

Vinh San Dinh

Koch, J. / Romanenko, A. Group

Phone number: 847-491-4558
Office location: Tech F229
VinhDinh2024@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: San's research is about quantum optimal control for superconducting qubit using reinforcement learning.

Junhang Duan

Junhang Duan

Wasielewski, M. Group

Office location: Ryan 1027
JunhangDuan2028@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: quantum information science based on spin dynamics in organic molecules 

Ali Ehlen

Ali Ehlen

Olvera de la Cruz, M. Group

Phone number: 847-491-5958
Office location: Cook 4033
aehlen@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Ali uses molecular dynamics simulations to better understand assembly of soft matter and biophysical systems.

Matthew Farnese

Matthew Farnese

Olvera de la Cruz, M. Group

Office location: Cook 1163D
MatthewFarnese2027@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Studying hydrodynamic interactions in complex biological systems.

Jennifer Garland

Jennifer Garland

Petford-Long A. Group

Office location: Cook Hall 3068, Argonne National Laboratory Building 241, B065A
jgarland@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: My research is on imaging and understanding the behavior of nanoscale magnetic materials. 

Gamze Gul

Gamze Gul

Kumar, P. Group

Phone number: 847 467 1801
Office location: Tech M391
GamzeGul2024@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Gamze's research focuses on photonic quantum information processes in biological systems.

Samira Khan

Samira Khan

Driscoll, M. Group

Office location: Tech F263
SamiraKhan2028@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Samira studies a novel control parameter in hydrogel rupture under imbibement-induced stresses, highlighting the importance of dynamic material property 

Yisheng Lei

Yisheng Lei

Hosseini, M. Group

Office location: Tech D145
YishengLei2025@e.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Yisheng's research interest is to build quantum memories with rare-earth-ions in solids.

Wing Shun Li

Wing Shun Li

Backman, V. and Dravid, V. Groups

Phone number: 847-467-3334
Office location: Silverman B759
WingLi2025@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Wing Shun is working on imaging and analysis of DNA structure. In particular, he is developing co-imaging methods of light and electron microscopy.

Gilhwan (Peter) Lim

Gilhwan (Peter) Lim

Hersam, M./Dravid. V. Groups

Phone number: 847-491-7795
Office location: Tech A178
peter.lim@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Fabrication and characterization of superconducting qubit devices for quantum computing applications

Eric Matt

Eric Matt

Khalili, P. Group

Office location: L315
EricMatt2028@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Eric's research involves the micro/nanoscale fabrication and electrical characterization of antiferromagnetic magnetic tunnel junctions for spintronic applications. 

Dingwen Qian

Dingwen Qian

Olvera de la Cruz, M. Group

Phone number: 847-491-5958
Office location: Room 4033, Cook Hall
DingwenQian2023@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Dingwen studies the driving force of nanoparticles assembly and many body effects in nanoparticles' transport. He is relating his model to biological phenomena and engineering applications.

Anirudh Ramesh

Anirudh Ramesh

Kumar, P. Group

Phone number: 847-467-2261
Office location: Tech M350
AnirudhRamesh2023@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Anirudh research involves characterizing chip-based photon-pair sources with electronic-photonic integration fabricated in silicon-CMOS, for applications in quantum information science.

Benjamin Roter

Benjamin Roter

Jacobsen, C. Group

Office location: Tech F222
BenjaminRoter2026@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Ben’s research involves the use of X-ray fluorescence microscopy for mapping and quantifying 2D and 3D distributions of essential elements in biological systems. This includes correcting for the absorption of X-ray fluorescence signals within samples.

Antara Sen

Antara Sen

Xenobot Lab (Kriegman, S. Group, Center for Robotics); Olvera de la Cruz, M. Group

Office location: Cook 1163E; Tech A270
antarasen2027@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Antara studies soft robots, particularly those made of biological cells and tissue.

Yi Wang

Yi Wang

Odom, T. Group

Office location: Tech KG56
YiWang2023@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Yi's research focuses on ultralow-threshold lasing from subwavelength plasmons.

Parker Watts

Parker Watts

Wasielewski, M. Group

Phone number: 847-491-4409
Office location: Ryan 2025
ParkerWatts2028@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: I want to make silicon solar panels more efficient! We can do this by coating the surface with a thin film of organic molecules that undergo a process known as singlet fission.

Noah Welke

Noah Welke

Bedzyk, M. Group

Phone number: 1 (847) 491-7677
Office location: 1155A Cook
NoahWelke2028@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Noah uses SAXS/WAXS studies of self-assembled chiral mesostructures to understand and control the conditions of shape determination.

Tianpu Zhao

Tianpu Zhao

Koch, J. Group

Office location: Tech F225
tianpuzhao2022@u.northwestern.edu
Research Content: Tianpu is studying simulation methods for electromagnetic fields in superconducting circuit devices, which could inform and optimize circuit designs.