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September 22, 2022

Kristina Malinowski

Kristina is a PhD student in the Materials Science option who joined the group in Fall 2022. She previously graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Materials Science with a concentration in Structural and Functional Materials. She is interested in quantum photonic materials, specifically improving the performance of hBN single photon emitters. Outside of […]

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September 22, 2022

Ellis Spickermann

Ellis has a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of California Berkeley (graduated May 2022). At Berkeley she worked in the Al Balushi group on the synthesis of semiconducting thin film materials.  Ellis joined the Atwater group as a first year PhD student in Materials Science in the fall of 2022. In her […]

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September 22, 2022

Emily Dunn

Emily is a Chemical Engineering graduate student who joined the Atwater Group in the fall of 2022. She received her BS degree in Chemical Engineering from UCLA. Her previous research experience includes electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction. She is interested in carbon dioxide capture and conversion and renewable energy. In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking, […]

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September 22, 2022

Yae-Chan Lim

Yae-Chan is a PhD student in Materials Science who joined the Atwater group in Fall 2022. He graduated from the Seoul National University in 2021 with an MS in Materials Science. His research interests are metamaterials and quantum photonics. He is supported by The Korean Government Scholarship Program for Study Overseas (KGSPSO). In his free […]

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September 22, 2022

Julie Belleville

Julie is a PhD student in Applied Physics who joined the Atwater group in September 2022. She graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia, where her research focused on inverse design methods for photonics.  Academic interests aside, Julie enjoys karate, piano, singing, and reading/writing fiction.

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December 21, 2021

Miles Johnson

Miles graduated from MIT in 2021 with a double major in Pure Mathematics and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, as well as a minor in physics. He joined the Atwater group in the fall of 2021, and will likely be exploring how quasiparticles like excitons, trions, biexcitions, etc. effect radiative limits for 2d materials. In […]

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June 25, 2021

Catherine Ryczek

Catherine is an Applied Physics PhD student who joined the Atwater group in 2021. Prior to this, she graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in physics and a minor in computer science. Outside of the lab she enjoys hiking, photography, and playing D&D.

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June 25, 2021

Susana Torres-Londono

Susana graduated from UC Berkeley where she researched quasi-2D materials. She is very passionate about equity and inclusion within physics and society as a whole. At Caltech, she will be researching high-efficiency/low-cost solar cells.

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April 10, 2021

Samuel Seah

Samuel is a PhD student in applied physics and joined the Atwater group in Winter 2021. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2017 with a MSc in Physics. His research focuses on investigating 2D heterostructures. He is supported by DSO National Laboratories (Singapore). In his free time, Samuel enjoys skiing, baking, playing fingerstyle […]

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January 15, 2021

Annette Boehme

Annette is a PhD student in Applied Physics and joined the Atwater group in fall 2020. Before coming to Caltech, she graduated from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, with an MS in Physics. Her research focuses on artificial photosythesis, including the capture and conversion of CO2. In her free time, she enjoys running, exploring new […]

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October 19, 2020

Andrew Nyholm

Andy is a Materials Science graduate student who joined the Atwater group in Fall 2020. Previously, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania as part of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research with a B.A. in Physics and a B.S.E. in Materials Science and Engineering.

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September 29, 2020

Jared Sisler

Jared graduated from the University of Waterloo with a BASc in Nanotechnology Engineering.

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August 25, 2020

John Hylak

John graduated from UC Santa Barbara with his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He joined the Atwater group in Fall 2020.

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August 25, 2020

Lily Shiau

Lily is a Materials Science graduate student and joined the Atwater group in Fall 2020. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2020 with a BS in Materials Science and Engineering. Napping is a favorite pastime.

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June 16, 2020

Rachel Tham

Rachel Tham graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying Materials Science and Engineering. In 2020 she was a WAVE student, working on implementing TMDCs in luminescent solar concentrators, and is mentored by David Needell. She joins the group as a graduate student in Fall 2021.

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June 8, 2020

Morgan Foley

Morgan is a Physics PhD student who joined the Atwater Group in June 2020. He graduated from Trinity College, the University of Cambridge, with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Natural Science and Physics respectively. For his M.Sci. thesis, he worked with Dr. Dan Credgington on TADF Organic LEDs. Outside of the lab, he enjoys badminton, […]

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September 9, 2019

Komron Shayegan

Komron is a PhD student in the Electrical Engineering department. He graduated from Princeton in 2018 with a B.S.E in Electrical Engineering and a concentration in Electronic Devices and Materials. His previous research covered organic electronics and methods to engineer thin-film organic solar cells to improve their efficiency. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Komron worked […]

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July 25, 2019

Melissa Li

Melissa is a PhD student in Applied Physics and joined the Atwater group in July 2019. She graduated from MIT in 2017 with a double major in Physics and Electrical Engineering and received a M.Eng in Electrical Engineering. For her M.Eng, she worked under Prof. Vladimir Bulovic on quantum dot LEDs. Aside from physics, she […]

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