We are excited to welcome Assistant Professors Kaveh Ahadi and Wenpei Gao to our department beginning Winter 2020! They add critical expertise in the synthesis and characterization of advanced materials to our department.
Prof. Ahadi joins us from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His group focuses on thin films and heterostructures of quantum materials. He is going to use molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) to grow and manipulate quantum matter. The group is interested in transport phenomena and novel electronic device applications of high-quality thin films and heterostructures. Find out more about the group’s research here.
Prof. Gao joins us from the University of California, Irvine. His group focuses on developing correlative in situ imaging techniques in state-of-the-art advanced scanning/transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM) to study the dynamics of nanostructured catalysts, which bridges atomic scale mechanisms with reactions and transformations in chemistry. Their expertise also includes advancing and applying four-dimensional electron microscopy at heterogeneous interfaces in functional materials. Find out more about the group’s research here.