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2023 Group Photo (First row: Saif, Han, Judy, Alyssa, Natalie, Quynh. Second row: Jamie, Mehrdad, Gangtae, Yeryun, Khoan)

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JUDY J. CHA

Professor of Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Cornell University

Bard 227

judy.cha@cornell.edu

POSTDOCS

Jamie Hart

Mehrdad KianiMehrdad Kiani

Gangtae Jin

Stephen Funni

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Shiyu (Alyssa) Xu (MEMS)

Natalie Williams (Chemistry)

Saif Siddique (MSE)

Quynh Sam (MSE)

Khoan Duong (Physics)

Yeryun Cheon (Physics)

Han Wang (MSE)

ALUMNI

POSTDOCS

Mengjing Wang (2020-2022 | @ Applied Materials)
Hyeuk Jin Han (2019 – 2022 | assistant professor @ Sungshin Women’s University (faculty page), Korea)
Milad Yarali (2018 – 2020 | @ Apple)
Sajad Yazdani (2018 – 2020 | @ Applied Materials)
Yu Zhou (2015 – 2017 | professor @ Central South University, China)
Piranavan Kumaravadivel (2015 – 2017 | research associate @ U of Manchester)
Yeonwoong Eric Jung (2013 – 2015| associate professor @ U of Central Florida)
Jie Shen (2013 – 2015 | associate professor @ Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

PhD STUDENTS

Yale PhD Students
Serrae Reed-Lingenfelter (2018 – 2023 | @Apple)
“Electronic property tuning and external stimuli control of two-dimensional materials via surface functionalization”
David J. Hynek (2016 – 2023 | @Rocky Mountain Institute)
– “Large-area synthesis and characterization of 2D telluride thin films”
Joshua V. Pondick (2016 – 2022 | @ Ambri)
– “The electrochemistry of two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures for energy applications”
Pengzi Liu (2015 – 2022 | @ ZS Associates)
– “Synthesis and transport properties of topological crystalline insulator”
John M. Woods (2014 – 2020 | postdoc @ CUNY)
– “Magnetic and low-dissipation applications of WTe2 at limited dimensions”
Yujun Terry Xie (2014 – 2019 | assistant professor @ Shanghai Jiao Tong U, China in 2023)
– “In situ TEM study of crystallization dynamics in glassy nanomaterials”

UNDERGRAD STUDENTS

Maria Bambrick-Santoyo (Yale AP, 2021-2022)
Elifnaz Onder (Yale ME, 2021 Summer)
J.R. Stauff (Yale ME, 2021 Summer)
Matthew Kegley (Yale Physics, 2018 Fall – 2019 Spring)
Evan Haas (Yale ME, 2018 Fall)
Julia Wei (Yale Physics, 2017-2018)
Yerin Kim (Yale Physics, 2016-2017)
Grace Pan (Yale Physics, 2015-2017)
Iwona Chalus (Yale ME, 2015 Fall)

Visiting students

Grace Matthews (NCSU, REU, 2018 Summer)
Savvannah Downing (Iowa State University, REU, 2017 Summer)
Jie Xing (Sichuan University, visiting PhD, 2016-2017)
Tianyu Li (Nankai University, visiting undergrad, 2016-2017)
Daniel Vajner (Freie Universitat Berlin, DAAD German academic exchange program, 2016 Summer)
Emile Motta de Castro (Columbia U, REU, 2016 Summer)