Principal Investigator


Prof. Cheng Chin
Cheng Chin

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Maria Jimenez

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Postdoctoral Researchers


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Brian DeSalvo

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Mickey McDonald

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Anita  Gaj

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Graduate Students


Jacob Johansen

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Logan Clark

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Lei Feng

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Jonathan Trisnadi

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Krutik Patel

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Undergraduate Students


Misha Usatyuk


Frankie Fung


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Tyler Johnson


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Marissa Montoya


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Yunpeng Ji


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Ben Foster


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Former Members




In our group

Current position

Tongtong Liu Undergraduate, Summer, 16 Undergraduate student, Physics, Peking University
Kuan-Wen Chen Undergraduate, Summer, 16 Undergraduate student, Physics, National Taiwan University
Yugan Sakthi High school, Summer, 16 High-school student, IMAS, Chicago
Nicholas Kowalski Undergraduate RA 13~16 Ph.D. student, Physics, Yale University
Paloma Ocola Undergraduate RA 13~16 Ph.D. student, Physics, Harvard University
Harry Li-chung Ha PhD student 10~16 Postdocotral Fellow, Physics, University of Texas at Austin
Chenyu Xu Postdoctoral Fellow 15~16 Data Scientist, Uptake Technologies
Colin Parker Postdoctoral Fellow 11~15 Assistant Professor, Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Junbo Zhu Visiting student 15 Ph.D. student, Physics, MIT
Tyler Smart Visiting student 15 Graduate student, Physics, UC-Santa Cruz

Yu-Ting Chen

Visiting student 14 and 15

Ph.D. student, Physics, Harvard University

Klaus Hueck

Visiting student 14

Ph.D. student in Physics, Hamburg University, Germany

Karina Jiménez García

Postdoctoral scholar 13~14

Postdoctoral scholar, College de France, Paris

Dylan Sabulsky

Undergrad RA 12~14

Ph.D. in Physics, Imperial College

Rajan Aggarwal

Summer high school student '14

Undergraduate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UIUC

Eric Hazlett

Postdoctoral scholar 13~14

Assistant Professor, Physics, Carleton College

Shih-Kuang Tung

Postdoctoral scholar 10~14

Postdoctoral scholar, NorthWestern University

Ulrich Eismann

Visiting Scholar 12 and 13

Senior Scientist, Toptical Inc.

Kate Schreiber

Undergrad RA 13

Ph.D. student., Physics, Purdue University

Francisco Fonta

Undergrad RA 13

Ph.D student, Physics, Penn State University

Chung-Kuan Lin

Visiting student '12

Ph.D. student, Physics, Univ. of Texas at Austin

Xibo Zhang

PhD student 05~12

Assistant Professor, Peking University, China

Diana Chen

Undergrad RA 11

Georgia Institute of Technology

Chen-Lung Hung

PhD student 05~11

Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Purdue University

Jing Zhang

Visiting Scholar '11

Professor, Shanxi University

Alejandro Virrueta

Summer student '11

Ph.D. student, Physics, Yale University

Zhaoyuan Ma

Visiting Scholar '10

Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yun-Chu Wang

Visiting student '10

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Yijun Tang

Summer student '10~'11

Stanford University, CA

Nathan Gemelke

Grainger postdoctoral scholar

Assistant Professor, Physics, the Pennsylvania State University in University park

Skyler Degenkolb

Undergrad RA 07~10

Ph.D. student in Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ray Jia Hong Ng

Undergrad RA 09~10

Ph.D. student, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Kathy-Anne Soderberg

MRSEC Postdoctoral scholar

Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm

Francisco Martinez

Exchange student 2010

Physics Department, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Dennis Lin

Technical assistant 05~10

Associate Researcher, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan

Andreas Klinger

Exchange student 08~09

Ph.D. student in Physics, Innsbruck University, Austria

Eric Blanshan

Undergrad RA 05~08

Ph.D. student in Physics, University of Colorado

Daniel Rivas

Exchange student 08

Ph.D. student in Physics, Max Planck institute for quantum optics, Garching, Germany

Robert Berry

Undergrad RA 05~07

Engineer, Unico, Inc., St. Louis

Martin Jankowiak

Undergrad RA 05~07

Stanford University Ph.D. Program in Physics

Shuo Hao

Undergrad RA 06

Master student in Applied Physics, Harvard University

Sebastian Michea Mora

Exchange student 06

Ph.D. student in Physics Department, Universidad de Chile

Emily Garza

REU student

Ph.D. student in Molecular biophysics, the Univ. of Texas Southwestern