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Principal Investigator

Mary Scott

Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 
Email: mary.scott@berkeley.edu

Has only ever owned a car manufactured in the year 1997. 

 
 

 

Postdoctoral Researchers

Yaqian Zhang

Ph.D, Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta

Project: Electrode materials and interfaces in solid-state Li batteries

Got married over Zoom this year!

 

Philipp Pelz

Ph.D, Physics, Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter

Low-dose electron ptychography of biomaterials 

Project: Atomic electron tomography, computational phase contrast methods, optimal experimental design

Attends annual Oktoberfest celebrations in the East Bay

Xinxing Peng

Ph.D, Physical Chemistry,  Xiamen University

Project: All solid-state batteries

Favorite snack is mochi

Ph.D Students

Kate Groschner

5th Year, Materials Science and Engineering

NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Chancellor’s Fellow, UCB

MPhil Energy Technologies, University of Cambridge

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Project: High Throughput HRTEM

Is a roller skating enthusiast

Ellis Kennedy

3rd Year, Materials Science and Engineering

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley

Project: Amorphous Materials, Magnetic Materials

Has a portable orchard in her backyard

Bengisu Yasar

3rd Year, Materials Science and Engineering

Fulbright Fellowship

M.S., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University (2018)

B.S., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Middle East Technical University

Project: Amorphous Materials, Tellurium-based alloys

 Is extremely crafty!

Alex Bruefach

3rd Year, Materials Science and Engineering

Chancellor’s Fellow, UCB

B.S., Biology and Chemistry, Temple University (2018)

Project: Synthesis and Characterization of Au/Ag Nanowires
 
Does not own a hair dryer

Hannah Devyldere

2nd Year, Applied Science and Technology

B.S. Physics, Linfield College

Project: Tomograph alignment and reconstruction

Didn’t know time could dilate or contract until college!

Luis Rangel DaCosta

1st Year, Materials Science and Engineering

DoE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

B.S.E., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan; B.M., Music Performance (Trombone), University of Michigan

Project: Machine learning for electron microscopy data streams

Owns a playable conch shell

Masters Students

Kayvon Tadj

5th Year MS/BS student, Materials Science and Engineering

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Project: Machine learning for electron microscopy data streams 
Went backpacking through Europe with some friends after high school!

 

Yuhao Wang

5th Year MS/BS student, Materials Science and Engineering

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Project: 3D reconstruction of solid state Li-battery materials 


Undergraduate Students

Audrey Von Raesfeld

Materials Science and Engineering, Junior

Project: Synthesis of AuCu and AuPt BCB Nanowires

Has been given at least one Hydro Flask a year for the past 3 years

Alumni

Nic Liang

Materials Science and Engineering

Project: Exit wave alignment and reconstruction in TEM for CdSe quantum wells

Ate 12 chicken breasts in order to secure first place in an eating contest- it was worth it

Adam Satariano

Chemical Engineering, Junior

Project: Control of BCB Au/Ag Nanowire Dimensions

Obsessed with Mandelbrot Set

Christina Choi

Materials Science and Engineering

 SRC JUMP

 Project: Particle labelling and UV-VIS Spectroscopy

 

Travelled through 7 countries in one month for less than $2,700

Ruijie Shao

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley (2018)

Project: Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Catalysis