Group Members


Graduate Students

Jeffrey David Cain - Chalcogenide layered structures

Fernando C. Castro - Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials

Jennifer DiStefano - Nanopatterning of multi-functional oxides

Jingshan Du - Coherent electron microscopy with new high-throughput nanofabrication techniques

Jann Grovogui - Microscopy of mesoscale thermoelectric materials

Eve Hanson - Atomically-thin 2-D halide & chalcohalide heterostructures

Karl Hujsak - Developmental scan probe microscopy of dynamic nanomaterials

Ran Li - Characterization of multi-functional oxides and nano patterning by advanced electron microscopy

Qingyuan Lin - DNA Assembled Metasurfaces for Emergent Nanophotonic Behavior

Akshay Murthy - Chalcogenide heterostructures and defects

Benjamin D. Myers - Novel electron beam techniques, lithography & fabrication

Sneha Shankar - Functionalization and Biomedical applications of MNS as a theranostic for CVD

Cesar Villa - In-situ microscopy of energy materials

Xiaomi Zhang - Characterization of energy materials


Postdoctoral Fellows and Senior Research Associates

Qianqian Li, PhD - In-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy, synthesis and modification of electrode materials

Yuan Li, PhD - Synthesis and performance improvement of nanostructured functional 2D materials

Heguang Liu, Visiting Student - Fabrication and in-situ characterization of energy materials

Vikas Nandwana, Ph.D. - Synthesis and functionalization of "theranostic" magnetic nanostructures for biomedical applications.

Soo-Ryoon Ryoo, Ph.D. - Synthesis, functionalization, and biomedical application of "theragnostic" magnetic/2-D nanomaterials

Fengyuan Shi, PhD - Transmission Electron Microscopy, Thermoelectrics, 2D Materials

Xin Wang, PhD - Atomic Force Microscopy, Colloidal Deposition, Interfacial Adhesion

Jing Yu, Visiting Student - 2D materials, energy storage and conversion


Affiliated Scientists and Staff

Reiner Bleher, Ph.D. - SEM, TEM, STEM, Cryo-EM, and Microanalysis of biological samples

Xinqi Chen, Ph.D. - Nanomaterials synthesis & characterization, Experimental nanomechanics, Surface characterization

Kai He, Ph.D. - TEM Manager, EPIC Facility, NUANCE; Analytical S/TEM, aberration corrected S/TEM

Benjamin D. Myers - NUANCE Director of Operations; Novel electron beam techniques, lithography & fabrication

Eric W. Roth - Research Technologist II, Electron Microscopy Specialist

Gajendra Shekhawat, Ph.D. - Manager, SPID Facility, NUANCE; Advanced SPM, biochemical sensors & systems

Jinsong Wu, Ph.D. - Electron Microscopist, EPIC Facility, NUANCE Center: HREM, cryo–EM, e– diffraction


Undergraduate Research Interns

Woo Hyun Chae - Layered materials and transition metal dichalcogenides

Yakira Mirabito - Novel and emerging microscopy techniques to investigate cell behavior before and after drug delivery

Yang Xia - Synthesis and functionalization of "theranostic" magnetic nanostructures

Tiffany Zheng - Synthesis and properties of "theranostic" magnetic nanostructures and their biomedical applications


Former Visiting Scientists/Scholars

Prof. M. Adams, University of Birmingham, UK: Global collaborations in nanotechnology

Dr. A. Aneja, Reliance Industries, Ltd., India: Polymer nanotechnology

Prof. Mohammed AslamIIT Bombay

D. Bahadur, IITB, India: Magnetic nanostructures

Prof. Yoshio Bando, NRIM, Japan: Nanostructures, electron microscopy

Prof. Freddy Boey NTU, Singapore: Collaborative projects, student exchange

Dr. Surendra Chawla, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Ohio: collaborative alliances

Dr. M. Eswaramoorthy, JNCASR, India, IUSSTF award research collaborations

J. Giri, Caltech, CA: Magnetic therapeutics

Prof. D. Green, Penn State, PA: Ceramics nanotechnology

Dr. Seungbum Hong, Argonne Laboratories, IL: SPM

Dr. Yoshiki Ishikawa, Hitachi Ltd., Japan

Dr. Jain, IIT, Gandhinagar: Global opportunities for students

Manish JaiswalIIT Bombay, Visiting predoctoral researcher

Dr. Bernd Kabius, Argonne Laboratories, IL: Aberration corrected EM

Dr. JY Kempf, L'Oreal, France: Cosmetics application of nanotechnology

Dr. Robert Klie, University of Illinois at Chicago: Advanced EM

Prof. Hannes Lichte, Tribenberg, Dresden, Germany: Electron holography

Prof. S. Mhaisalkar NTU, Singapore: Collaborative projects, student exchange

Dr. L. Nagahara, NCI, Maryland: Cancer and nanotechnology

K.S. Narayan, JNCASR, India: IUSSTF award research collaborations

Dr. Tsunenori Nomaguchi, Hitachi High Technologies America

Tan Lay Poh NTU, Singapore: Biomaterials

Dr. Crystal Porter ,L'Oreal, USA: Cosmetics application of nanotechnology

Dr. N. Price, Birmingham Science City, UK: Global collaborations in nanotechnology

Dr. Michael Radler, Dow Chemical Co.: Industrial internship

Dr. M. Radler, Dow Chemical Company: Global opportunities for students

Prof. K. Ramamrithen, IIT, Bombay: Engineering nanotechnology

Prof. CNR Rao, Linus Pauling Research Professor and Honorary President of JNCASR

Priyanka Sharma, Institute of Microbial Technology, Visiting predoctoral researcher 

Dr. S. Sivaram, Director of National Chemical Laboratory, India: Global collaborations

Aditya Sood, IIT Kanpur, Visiting predoctoral researcher

Prof. Eric Stach, Purdue University, IN: In-situ EM

C. Raman Suri, IMTECH, India: Biomolecular receptors and assembly

Dr. Shinichi Tachi, Hitachi High Technologies, CA: NU-Hitachi Hi-Tech Technologies collaborations

Dr. Tachi, Hitachi, Japan: Global opportunities for students

Yxin Tang NTU, Singapore: Collaborative projects, student exchange

Thomas Thundat, ORNL, TN: Biochem sensors and systems

Dr. Tsapogas, NSF, Virginia: Global opportunities for students

Dr. K. West, Birmingham Science City, UK: Global collaborations in nanotechnology

Junming XuHangzhou Dianzi University

Wang Xu NTU, Singapore: Collaborative projects, student exchange

Chaoyi Yan, NTU, Singapore: Collaborative projects, staff exchange

Dr. S. Yousef, NSF, Virginia: Global opportunities for students

Yanyan Zhang, NTU, Singapore: Collaborative projects, student exchange

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