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Group photo at Stewart park
Group Photo at Stewart Park after we all were vaccinated. Enjoying ice cream to celebrate Matthew and Swathi’s graduations.
L-R: Dasol, Schuyler, Hari, Matthew, Swathi, Yao, Xiyue, Ariana, Kursti, Chenyu, Yu-Tsun, David

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Principal Investigator

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Office: 227 Clark Hall
Phone: 607-255-4065
Email: David.A.Muller

David A. Muller

David Muller is the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering in  Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University, and the co-director of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science A major focus of David’s research has been developing quantitative electron microscopy methods for measuring and predicting materials properties. His work has demonstrated how electronic-structure changes on the atomic scale can control the macroscopic behavior of systems as diverse as turbine blades, fuel cells or transistors. His current research interests include the physics of renewable energy materials, the atomic-scale control of materials to create electronic phases that cannot exist in the bulk, and developing the hardware and algorithms for “big data” acquisition and processing from high-bandwidth pixelated electron microscope detectors. He joined the Applied and Engineering Physics faculty at Cornell University in 2003, is a graduate of the University of Sydney and completed his Ph.D. in physics at Cornell in 1996. David was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories from 1997 to 2003, where he applied his research on imaging single atoms and atomic-scale spectroscopy to determine the physical limits on how small a transistor can be made. For this work, he was named one of the top 100 young innovators in 2003 by Tech Review Magazine, and recipient of the Burton Medal from the Microscopy Society of America in 2006. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Microscopy Society of America.

Current Members

Postdoctoral Researchers

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Dr. Zhen Chen

Postdoc, Monash University, 2014-2016
PhD, Institute of Physics, CAS, China

Office: PSB G06
Phone: 607-255-0654
Email: zhen.chen@cornell.edu

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Dr. Yu-Tsun Shao

PhD MatSE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018
BS Physics, National Taiwan University 2012
Office: PSB G06
Phone: 607-255-0654
Email: ys755@cornell.edu

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Chenyu Zheng

PhD, UW Madison
Office: PSB G06
Phone: 607-255-0654
Email: Paul Cueva
Website

Graduate Students

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Zhaslan Baraissov

BSc in Physics: Nanyang Technological University
Office: PSB G06
Phone: 607-262-ninefiveninezero
Email: Zhaslan Yessembekovich Baraissov

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Ariana Ray

BA Columbia University
Office: PSB G06
Phone: 607-255-0654
Email: Ariana Ray

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Xiyue S. Zhang

BS Harbin Institute of Technology
Office: PSB G03
Phone: 607-279-4321
Email: Xiyue
Website

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Dasol Yoon

BA Physics, Wellesley College
Office: PSB G06
Phone: 607-255-0654
Email: Dasol
Website

Harikrishnan K.P.

B.Tech Engineering Physics, IIT Bombay
Office: PSB G06
Phone: 607-255-0654
Email: Hari
Website

Schuyler Shi

BS Sun Yat-Sen University
Office: PSB G03
Phone: 607-255-0654
Email: Schuyler
Website

Alumni

Group Alumni

Dr Paul Cueva

PhD, BS Cornell University
Office: PSB G06
Phone: 607-255-0654
Email: Paul Cueva
Website

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Dr. Yao Yang

Joint PhD in Chemistry with Abruña Group (2015-2021)
Miller Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley (2021-2024)
Office: PSB 202
Phone: 607-255-0654
Email: Yao Yang
Website

Dr. Celesta Chang

Ph.D., Cornell University 2020
BS Physics, Yonsei University 2014
Postdoc, MIT
Email: Celesta Chang
Website

Dr. Michael Cao

PhD, Cornell University 2020
BS Cornell University
Postdoc, Rice University
Email: Michael Cao
Website

Gabriela Calinao Correa (Ela)

MS, Cornell University 2020
BS Applied Mathematics, UMass Amherst​
BS Electrical Engineering, UMass Amherst​
Software Engineer, Light.co
Email: Ela Correa
Website

Dr. Elliot Padgett

PhD Cornell University, 2019
BA Swarthmore College
ORISE Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office
U.S. Department of Energy, 2019-2020
Postdoc, NREL, 2021-
Email: Elliot Padgett
Website

Dr. Kayla Nguyen

Ph.D., Cornell University 2018
B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara
Postdoc, UIUC
Email: Kayla Nguyen
Website

Prof. Yimo Han

Ph.D., Cornell University 2018
BS Tsinghua University
Postdoctoral Scholar, Princeton University
Asst. Prof, Rice University, 2020
Email: Yimo Han
Website

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Dr Barnaby Levin

Materials Applications Scientist
Direct Electron LP
Ph.D. Cornell University, 2017.
MPhys (Undergraduate), University of Oxford.
Email: Barnaby Levin
Website

Dr. Megan Holtz

Ph.D., Cornell University 2017
BS Trinity University
NRC Fellow, NIST
Colorado School of Mines, 2021-
Email: Megan Holtz
Website

Prof. Robert Hovden

Asst. Prof, University of Michigan,
Materials Science and Engineering
Ph.D., Cornell University 2014
Postdoc, Cornell University
BS Georgia Institute of Technology
Email: Robert Hovden
Website

Prof. Julia Mundy

Ph.D., Cornell University 2014
Postdoc, UC Berkeley
Asst. Prof, Physics
Harvard University
Email: Julia Mundy
Website

Prof. Pinshane Huang

Ph.D., Cornell University 2014
BA Carleton College
Postdoc, Columbia
Assoc. Prof, Materials Science
UIUC
Email: Pinshane Huang
Website

Dr Yingchao (Alex) Yu

Ph.D., Cornell University 2014
CEO, Lionano
Founder, Factorial Energy
Office: PSB G06
Phone: 607-255-0654
Email: Yingchao Yu
Website

Prof. Aycan Yurtserver

Ph.D., Cornell University 2008
Postdoc, CalTech 2008 -2014
Assistant Professor,
Canada Research Chair in
Ultrafast Dynamics of Nanoscale Systems
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)
Email: Aycan Yurtsever
Website

Dr Peter Ercius

Ph.D., Cornell University 2009
Postdoc, NCEM, LBL, 2009 – 2011
Staff, NCEM, LBL, 2011-
Email: Peter Ercius
Website

Dr Martin Couillard

Postdoc, Cornell 2006-2008
Ph.D., University of Birmingham
Semiconductor Insight,
Research Officer at National Research Council Canada
Email: Martin Couillard
Website

Prof. Judy J. Cha

Ph.D., Cornell University 2009
Postdoc, Stanford 2009-2013
Asst/Assoc. Prof. of Mechanical Eng.
Yale University 2013-2022
Assoc. Prof., Materials Science
Cornell University, 2022-
Email: Judy Cha
Website

Prof Huolin Xin

Assistant Professor of Physics, UC Irvine
B.S., Peking University 2005
Ph.D., Cornell University 2011
Postdoc, UC Berkeley 2011-2013
Scientist, Brookhaven National Lab 2013-2018
Email: Huolin Xin
Website

Prof. Ye Zhu

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoc, Cornell University 2010-2012
Research Fellow, Monash University 2012-2016
Asst. Prof, Department of Applied Physics,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Email: Ye Zhu
Website

Prof. Huiqiong Wang

BSc., Department of Physics, Xiamen
Ph.D., Department of Applied Physics, Yale
Postdoc, Cornell University 2008-2009
Assoc.Prof. Physics, Xiamen University, 2009-2014
2014- Professor, Physics, Xiamen
Email: Huiqiong Wang
Website

Dr James Loudon

Postdoc, Cornell 2006-2007
Ph.D. Cambridge University, 2004
Royal Society University Research Fellow
Senior Research Associate
Cambridge University
Email: James Loudon
Website

Prof. Matthew Weyland

PhD, University of Cambridge
Postdoc, Cornell 2003-2006
Assoc. Prof, Monash University
Email: Matthew Weyland
Website

Prof. Paul Voyles

Postdoctoral Researcher, Bell Labs, 2000-2002
Ph.D., UIUC, 2001
Prof. of Materials Science, UW Madison
Email: Paul Voyles
Website

Prof. Lena Kourkoutis

Ph.D., Cornell, 2009
Assoc. Prof. of Applied Physics
Cornell University
Office: 235 Clark Hall
Email: Lena Kourkoutis
Website

Muller Group Team by the footbridge at Beebe Lake (opens larger version)

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