Our Team

Principal Investigator

Prof. Qian Chen

Prof. Qian Chen

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1005 Supercon
Materials Research Laboratory

(217) 300-1137

Research Coordinator

Nick Menacher

Nick Menacher

Research Program Coordinator

2007 Superconductivity Center

(217) 333-6256

Postdocs

Jiyeon Kim

Jiyeon Kim

Ph.D. Chemistry, Seoul National University (2021)

Postdoc: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2024-)

Dr. Xiaoying Lin

Dr. Xiaoying Lin

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park (2021)

Postdoc: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2021-)

Dr. Zhiheng Lyu

Dr. Zhiheng Lyu

Ph.D. Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology (2020)

Postdoc: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2020-)

Dr. Xiaokang Wang

Dr. Xiaokang Wang

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (2023)

Postdoc: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2023-)

Dr. Zuochen Wang

Dr. Zuochen Wang

Ph.D. Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong (2020)

Postdoc: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2022-)

PhD Students

John Crockett

John Crockett

B.S. Chemistry, Western Washington University(2019)

M.S.: Chemistry, Western Washington University (2021)

Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2021-)

Chu-Yun Hwang

Chu-Yun Hwang

B.S.: Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University (2021)

Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2022-)

Chansong Kim

Chansong Kim

B.S. Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. (2018)

M.S.: Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. (2020)

Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2020-)

Jiahui Li

Jiahui Li

B.S. Chemistry, Statistics, The University of Hong Kong. (2020)

Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2020-)

Oliver Lin

Oliver Lin

B.S. Chemical Physics, UC Davis (2013)

(Transferred) Ph.D. student, Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA (2016-2019)

Ph.D.: Physical Chemistry, UIUC (2019-)

Sindy Liu

Sindy Liu

B.S. Chemistry, Penn State University (2023)

Ph.D.: Materials Chemistry, UIUC (2023-)

Sohini Mandal

Sohini Mandal

B.S. Chemistry, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, India. (2021)

M.S. Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India. (2023)

Ph.D.: Materials Chemistry, UIUC (2023-)

Chang (Chris) Qian

Chang (Chris) Qian

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, China. (2019)

Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2019-)

Zhichu Tang

Zhichu Tang

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China. (2018)

M.S.: Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University (2020).

Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2020-)

Lehan Yao

Lehan Yao

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Soochow University, China (2018)

M.S.: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2018-2019)

Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2019-)

MS Students

Puquan Pan

Puquan Pan

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, China (2023)

M.S.: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2023-)

Undergrad Students

Emily Chow

Emily Chow

Joined Nov. 2022

Alumni

  • Hyosung An

    Postdoc (September, 2018 – July, 2021), currently Assistant Professor, Department of Petrochemical Materials Engineering, Chonnam National University, South Korea.

  • Dr. Wenxiang Chen

    Ph.D. Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania (2017)

    Postdoc: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2017-2023)

  • Fangfang Chu

    Visiting scholar (April – May, 2015), currently Lab Manager at BASF, Germany.

  • Falon Christina Kalutantirige

    B.S. Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. (2017)

    Ph.D.: Materials Chemistry, UIUC (2019-2023)

  • Ahyoung Kim

    PhD student (September, 2016 – July, 2022), currently postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Berkeley.

  • Juyeong Kim

    Postdoc (August, 2015 – February, 2018), currently Assistant professor, Department of Chemistry at Gyeongsang National University, South Korea.

  • Chang Liu

    B.S. Physics, Kuang Yaming Honors School, Nanjing University, China. (2017)

    Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2017-2023)

  • Yu-Shen Liu

    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan (2021)

    M.S.: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2021-2023)

  • Binbin Luo

    PhD student (September, 2015 – May, 2020), currently senior research specialist at Dow chemical company.

  • Stacey Ni

    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2017-2021)

  • Zihao Ou

    PhD student (September, 2015 – July, 2020), currently postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University.

  • AdelĂ© Poynor

    Visiting professor (February, 2017 – July, 2017), currently Assistant Professor of Physics, Allegheny College.

  • Bonan Shen

    Undergrad researcher (September, 2015 – May, 2017), currently a PhD student at Columbia University.

  • John Smith

    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2016)

    Ph.D.: Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2016-)

  • Yuka Wada

    Undergrad researcher (September, 2015 – May, 2016), currently Research & Development Scientist at Morton Salt, IL.

  • Brian Wu

    Undergrad researcher (September, 2016 – May, 2018), currently a PhD student at Cornell University.

  • Yuxiao Wu

    Undergrad researcher (May – December, 2015), currently a PhD student at University of Minnesota.

  • Eric Yang

    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, UIUC (2019-2023)

  • Shan Zhou

    Postdoc (December, 2018 – August, 2022), currently Assistant Professor, Nanoscience & Biomedical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Join Us!

We have openings for undergrads, PhD students, and postdocs with background in TEM, nanoscience or biology. Interested candidates can send your CV to Prof. Chen at qchen20@illinois.edu