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Group members

Principal Investigator

Manish Chhowalla

Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science

People_MCManish Chhowalla is the Goldsmiths’ Professor of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge. His research interests are in the fundamental studies of atomically thin two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). In particular, his group studies the optical and electronic properties of different phases of 2D TMDs. He has demonstrated that it is possible to induce phase transformations in atomically thin materials and utilize phases with disparate properties for field effect transistors, catalysis, and energy storage. Prof Chhowalla is a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Churchill College. He was the founding Editor in Chief of Applied Materials Today and is now the Associate Editor of ACS Nano. He has been on the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers since 2016.

Prior to Cambridge, Prof. Chhowalla was a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. He was also the Director of the Institute of Advanced Materials, Devices & Nanotechnology at Rutgers. Before that, he was a doctoral student in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge and Churchill College. After his doctorate and Royal Academy of Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship, Professor Chhowalla briefly worked in industry where he developed applications for “amorphous diamond”.

Manish's Brief CV

E-mail: mc209@cam.ac.uk

 

 


Postdoctoral Research Associates

Dr. Ji Eun Yang 

Royal Society Newton International Fellow

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Dr. Yang received her Ph.D. degree (2015) from Ulsan National Inst. Of Sci. & Tech. (UNIST, Korea) and B.S. degree (2009) from Kyung Hee University.

Dr. Yang joined the group in April 2015 as a postdoctoral researcher. Her research interests are in studying the electrochemical properties of transition metal dichalcogenides.   

Ji Eun's Brief CV

 

 

E-mail: jey26@cam.ac.uk

 

 

 

Dr. Moon Hyo Kang

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Dr. Kang received his Ph.D. degree (2015) from the University of Cambridge and B.S. degree (2003) from Dong-A University. 

Dr. Kang joined the group in October 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher. His research interests are devices (Field Effect Transistor or etc) using TMD material.

 

Moon's Brief CV

 

E-mail: mhk29@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Dr. Yang Li

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Dr. Li received his Ph.D. degree (2019) from the University of Cambridge and B.S. degree (2012) from Tsinghua University. 

Dr. Li joined the group in October 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher. 

 

Yang's Brief CV

 

E-mail: yl539@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Dr. Zhuangnan Li

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Dr. Li received his Ph.D. degree (2019) from University College London and B.S. degree (2014) from Jilin University.

Dr. Li joined the group in February 2020 as a postdoctoral researcher. His research interests are materials for electrochemical energy storage systems.

 

Zhuangnan's Brief CV

 

E-mail: zl450@cam.ac.uk

 

Dr. Jincheng Tong

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Dr. Tong received his Ph.D. degree (2019) from the University of Manchester and B.S. degree (2014) from Zhengzhou University.

Dr. Tong joined the group in February 2020 as a postdoctoral researcher. His research interests are systems and catalysts for the nitrogen reduction reaction.

 

Jingcheng's Brief CV

 

E-mail: jt768@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Dr. Kai Leng

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Dr. Leng received her Ph.D. degree (2019) from the National University of Singapore and B.S. degree (2014) from Nankai University.

Dr. Leng joined the group in February 2020 as a postdoctoral researcher. Her research interests are molecularly thin 2D hybrid perovskites and their heterostructures (with other thin 2D materials) for novel physical property exploration. 

 

Kai's Brief CV

 

E-mail: kl531@cam.ac.uk

 

 


Graduate Students and MPhil Students

Yan Wang

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Yan joined the group on October 1, 2016. Her research interests are in the electronic and opto-electronic devices based on 2D transition metal dichalcogenides. 

 

Yan's Brief CV

 

E-mail: yw472@cam.ac.uk

 

 

 

Hugh Ramsden

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Hugh joined the group on 1 Oct 2019.

 

Hugh's Brief CV 

 

 E-mail: hor20@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Han Yan

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Han joined the group since October 2019. His research interests are the interface and contact mechanism of 2D material and complex oxides.

 

Han's Brief CV

 

 E-mail: hy346@cam.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Ismail Sami

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Ismail joined the group on 1st October 2019 after completing his MRes in Graphene Technology at the University of Cambridge (2019).

His research interests are in studying biomimetic electrochemical actuators Using 2D materials.

 

Ismail's Brief CV 

 

E-mail: is448@cam.ac.uk

 

 

Yiru Zhu

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Yiru joined the group on 1 Oct 2019.

 

Yiru's Brief CV 

 

 E-mail: yz630@cam.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Juhwan Lim

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Juhwan joined the group on 1 Oct 2019.

 

Juhwan's Brief CV 

 

E-mail: jl2092@cam.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 


Previous Group Members

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Xiuju Song (postdoc, 2017-18) Currently: Research Associate at University of Manchester, UK.

Shengwen Liu (postdoc, 2017-18) Currently: Research Associate at University at Buffalo, US.

Abdul Rahman Mohmad (postdoc, 2016-18) Currently: Research Fellow at the National University of Malaysia, Malaysia. Contact: armohmad@ukm.edu.my

Damien Voiry (postdoc, 2011-16) Currently: CNRS Assistant Staff Scientist at the European Institute of Membrane in Montpellier, France. Contact: damien.voiry@umontpellier.fr

Hisato Yamaguchi (postdoc, 2012) Currently: Los Alamos National Laboratory, US.

Cecilia Mattevi (postdoc, 2009), Currently: Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. Contact: c.mattevi@imperial.ac.uk

Giovanni Fanchini (postdoc, 2008) 

Seung-Yol Jeong (postdoc, 2008) 

Shashi Paul (postdoc, 2008) 

 

Graduate Students

Zhenhui Ong

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Zhenhui joined the group on 1 Jan 2019 and graduated in Jan 2020.

 

Zhenhui's Brief CV

 

E-mail: zho20@cam.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Raymond Fullon (Ph.D. 2018) 

Ibrahim Bozkurt  (Ph.D. 2018) 

Sol Torrel  (Ph.D. 2016) 

Muharrem Acerce (Ph.D. 2016) 

Rajesh Kappera (Ph.D. 2015) 

Maryam Salehi (M.S. 2014)

Juliet Defino (M.S. 2012)

Wojtek Tutak (Ph.D. 2010) 

Sara Reynaud (Ph.D. 2010) 

Varun Gupta (Ph.D. 2009) 

Goki Eda (Ph.D. 2009) Currently: Associate Professor at National University of Singapore. Contact: g.eda@nus.edu.sg

Hokwon Kim (Ph.D. 2009) 

Bhavin Parekh (M.S. 2008)

Alokik Kanwal (Ph.D. 2008) 

Steve Miller (Ph.D. 2008) 

Husnu Emrah Unalan (Ph.D. 2008)