Viewing Alumni - Academic Postdocs

April 17, 2016

Dr. David Needell

David Needell received his Ph.D. in Materials Science in the fall of 2021, developing computational techniques and exploring novel application areas for luminescent solar concentrator photovoltaic devices. Becoming infatuated by the thermodynamic limits of light-matter interaction within such devices, David transitioned to more fundamental research questions in photonics — joining Professor Xiaoyang Zhu’s group at […]

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April 9, 2016

Dr. Yi-Rung Lin

Dr. Yi-Rung Lin joined the Atwater group in April 2016 as a visiting postdoctoral fellow. Prior to joining the Atwater group, Yi-Rung received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from National Taiwan University (NTU) and IAMS, Academia Sinica under the group of Dr. Li-Chyong Chen and Dr. Kuei-Hsien Chen. The focus of her Ph.D. research was on […]

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January 28, 2016

Dr. Yonghwi Kim

Yonghwi received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Caltech in June 2021. His doctoral research focus was on exploring tunable nanophotonic devices based on a phase transition material. His research was supported by Kwanjeong Educational Foundation Fellowship. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at NTT Research, Inc.

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July 2, 2014

Dr. Kelly Mauser

Kelly Mauser received her Ph.D. in Applied Physics in June 2019. She is currently a postdoc AMOLF in Amsterdam.

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July 2, 2014

Dr. Georgia Papadakis

Dr. Papadakis obtained her B.S./M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece in 2011. Her master thesis was a study of broadband plasmonic structures for datacom applications, conducted in the Photonics Communication Research Laboratory of NTUA. From 2011 to 2012 she worked in the area of radio frequency […]

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June 11, 2014

Dr. Seyoon Kim

Dr. Kim received his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2016. He is now a postdoc at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona, Spain.

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June 11, 2014

Dr. Laura Kim

Laura received her B.S. in chemical engineering (2013) and Ph.D. in materials science (2019) from Caltech as a NSF Graduate Fellow under the supervision of Professor Harry Atwater. Her doctoral research focused on understanding light-matter interactions in two-dimensional materials ranging from mid-infrared nanophotonics to ultrafast phenomena in graphene. She is currently an IC Postdoctoral Fellow […]

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