Group Members

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Current Group Members

Principal Investigator

Image:Xuan2015.jpg Xuan Gao

Associate Professor of Physics

Office: Rock 104C, Phone (216) 368-4031
Lab: A.W. Smith 419, Phone (216) 368-2578
Email: xuan.gao

Honors and Awards
2013 Lee Hsun Young Scientist Award Lectureship, Chinese Academy of Sciences;2012 Outstanding Young Researcher Award, the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers (OCPA); 2012 NSF CAREER Award; 2010 Glennan Fellowship, CWRU; 2004 Robert Simon Memorial Prize, Columbia University; 2003 Director's Funded Postdoc Fellowship, Los Alamos National Lab.

A brief biography of Xuan can be found here at the OCPA website.

A more detailed CV of Xuan Gao.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Graduate Students

Image:sukrit.jpg Sukrit Sucharitakul

4th year Ph.D. student
(joined in 2013)
Research: semiconductor and topological insulator nanostructures
Email: sxs1019

Image:shuhao.jpg Shuhao Liu

3rd year Ph.D. student
(joined in 2014)
Research: topological insulator nanostructures, scanning photocurrent microscopy
Email: sxl799

Undergraduate Students

Nic Vogel

Physics Major, junior
Research: 2D phase change materials

Shichen Wang

Physics Major, junior
Research: pyrite nanomaterial for solar cell

Other research personnel

Prof. Hongyan Yue from Harbin University of Science and Technology
Prof. Naikun Sun from Shenyang Institute of Science and Technology

Amelia Seger, Hathaway Brown School
Chris Tung, Hawken School
Isabel Sands, Orange High School

Group Alumni

CheeHuei Lee, now lecturer at Singapore University of Technology and Design
Guodong Li, now research associate at Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden
Juan Du, now professor at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo Institute of Materials
Mohammed Sakr, now Assistant Professor at Alexandria University, Egypt
Hao Tang, now Assistant Professor at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Graduate Students

Nicholas Goble, Ph.D., 9/2012-1/2016, (Thesis: ELECTRONIC TRANSPORT AT SEMICONDUCTOR AND PEROVSKITE OXIDE INTERFACES), now at Chatham Financial.

Lei (Richard) Qiu, Ph.D., 6/2010-1/2014, (Thesis: Exploring 2D Metal-Insulator Transition in p-GaAs Quantum Well with High r_s), now postdoc at Cleveland Clinic

Dong Liang, Ph.D., 6/2008-1/2012, (Thesis: Semiconductor Nanowires: Synthesis and Quantum Transport), now postdoc at Wisconsin, Madison

Undergraduate students
Hongyu Chen, now graduate student at Brown.
Jacob Marx, now graduate student at NCSU.
Jacob Arwe, now Physics teacher at Lowell Catholic High School.
Andrew Richenderfer, now PhD student at MIT (DOE fellowship winner).
Meng (Calvin) Shi, now working at Bloomberg.
Stephen Fleming, PhD student at Harvard University (NSF fellowship and Churchill Scholarship winner).
Mike MacDonald, PhD student at Michigan, Ann Arbor (NSF fellowship winner).
Alex Bunkofske, REU student from St. Olaf College. Project: top gated nanowire devices (summer 2010).
Jason Mast, REU student from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Project: fabrication of suspended nanowire devices (summer 2009), now PhD student at University of South Florida.
Zach Tobin, PhD student, Caltech Applied Physics.
Corbett Walsh, MD student, NYU.
Lily Stanley, PhD student, Florida State Univ.
Chris Wagner, flight operation planner for the International Space Station at GHG Corporation.

High school students
Al Shumyatcher, high school student from Hawken School (2015).
Kareem Danan, high school student from Hawken School (2015).
Matthew Zhu, high school student from Hawken School (2014).
Zach Bogorad, high school student from Solon High School (2014), Gold Medalist in the 46th International Physics Olympiad, now a student at MIT.
Brian Gao, high school student from Shaker Heights High School (2014). Now student at CWRU.
Tim Foster, student from Hawken School (2013).
Abby Cho, student from Hathaway Brown School (2011-2013). Now student at Carnegie Mellon U.
Miles Bloomenkranz, student from Hawken School, (summer 2010).
Peter Mintun, (Hawken School). Project:assembly of nanowires (summer 2009). Grand Prize winner of 2010 Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair. Now student at Cornell University.
Other visitors
Prof./Mrs. Mei Liu from Shandong Normal University.
Dr./Mrs. Zhenhua Wang, visiting scholar from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Ms. Yuan Tian, student from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ms. YanYuan Zhao, Ph.D. student from Nanyang Technology University, Singapore