​Principal Investigator

David W Snoke

Dr. Snoke approaches "clean" semiconductor systems as testbeds for studying basic principles of low-dimensional physics, quantum phases transitions such as Bose-Einstein condensation, nonequilibrium dynamics, dephasing, and control of quantum coherence. For a complete list of his publications click here.

Postdoctoral Associate

Zheng Sun

Zheng joined our group in November 2017 after finishing his Ph.D. in Vinod Menon's group at Graduate Center of City University of New York (CUNY). He is leading our group's project on two-dimensional materials for studying strongly coupled light-matter physics.[Google scholar]

Graduate Students

Jonathan Beaumariage

Jonny has worked towards developing optical characterization techniques for high Q microcavities and has overhauled our lab's automation capabilities. He is also investigating strain effects for tuning strong light-matter coupling in two-dimensional materials.

Shouvik Mukherjee

Shouvik is investigating the many-body effects associated with the flow of exciton-polariton condensate in a narrow channel. He is exploring connections to optical spin hall physics and complex dynamics in a simply-connected closed channel.

Qi Yao

Qi is the newest member of our group after he graduated from Peking University in China. He started working in our lab in Summer 2018. He is learning device fabrication and optical measurement techniques. Now he is working in the electrical field induced polariton transport in a wire.

Alumni

David M. Myers (Ph.D. 2019): Post-Doctoral Fellow at École Polytechnique de Montréal, Stéphane Kéna-Cohen-group.

 

Burcu Ozden (Post Doc 2018): Teaching assistant professor at Penn State Abington

 

Chitra Gautham (Ph.D. 2016): Member of Technical Staff, Intel Corp.

 

Mark Steger (Ph.D. 2016): Post- Doctoral Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

 

Gangqiang Liu (Ph.D. 2016): Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Yale University, Qlab.

 

Jeff Wuenschell (Ph.D. 2015): Postdoc at the Aerospace Corporation

 

Nick Sinclair (Ph.D. 2014): Dynamic Compression Sector, Institute for Shock Physics, Washington State University.

 

Bryan Nelsen (Ph.D. 2012): Postdoc at the Westsaechsiche Hochschule.

 

Botao Zhang (Ph.D. 2011): Member of Technical Staff, Intel Corp.

 

Oleg L Berman: (Postdoc 2011) Associate Professor at New York City College of Technology 

 

Ryan Balili (Ph.D. 2009): Engineer at Gentex. 

 

Vincent Hartwell (Ph.D. 2009): Systems Engineer, Brashear.

 

Zoltan Voros (Ph.D. 2008): Postdoc with Gregor Weihs, University of Innsbruck.

 

Sava Denev (Ph.D. 2005): Postdoc with Venkatraman Gopalan, Penn State University.

 

Yingmei Liu (Ph.D. 2004): Associate professor at Oklahoma State University.

 

Viorel Negoita (Ph.D 2004): Technical Staff - TRUMPF, Inc.

 

 

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