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Steve Cronin

Professor Stephen B. Cronin

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Physics
Department of Chemistry

Email: scronin@usc.edu, Phone: (213)-740-8787

Brief Biosketch

Current Lab Members

Jihan Chen, Ph.D. Student, Electrical Engineering

B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Tianjin University, 2012
Email: jihanche@usc.edu
Jihan is working on single-walled carbon nanotube optoelectronic devices. His current project right now is on photoluminescence of suspended carbon nanotubes.

Bingya Hou, Ph.D. Student, Electrical Engineering

B.S. in Physics, Peking University 2012
Email: bhou@usc.edu
Bingya is working on photocatalytic performance of both semiconducting materials and metals.

Haotian Shi, Ph.D. Student, Chemistry

B.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 2012
M.S. in Material Science, University of Southern California, 2014
Email: haotians@usc.edu
Haotian is working on photo-catalysis. His current project right now is on photo-catalytic performance of semiconductor materials.

Lang Shen, Ph.D. Student, Materials Science

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2012
Email: langshen@usc.edu
Lang is currently working on photo-catalysis. His project involves fabricating, characterizing and studying the photo-catalytic performance of semi-conductor based devices. Lang fabricates his devices using photo-lithhography and Atomic Layer Deposition. He performs optical and electrical chracterization (both AC and DC responses) for his devices. He also assists other users with Transmission Electron Microscopy at Center for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis (CEMMA).

Nirakar Poudel, Ph.D. Student, Electrical Engineering

B.S. in Physics, Colby College, 2012
B.E. in Engineering, Dartmouth College, 2013
Email: npoudel@usc.edu
Nirakar’s research focuses in cross-plane and in-plane thermoelectric study of van der Waals Heterostructures.

Sisi Yang, Ph.D. Student, Physics

B.S. in Physics, University of Science
Email:sisiyang@usc.edu
Sisi is currently investigating optical properties of Carbon Nanotubes. Her project involves Carbon Nanotubes'(CNTs’) growth using Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), chip to chip dry transfer of CNTs, electrical characterization of CNTs, investigating Radial Breathing Modes(RBMs) and photoluminescent properties of nanotubes.

Yu Wang, Ph.D. Student, Materials Science

B.S. in Physics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 2012
M.S. in Physics, University of Southern California, 2014
Email: wang233@usc.edu
Yu is currently working on the CO2 reduction in non-aqueous solution and the cross-plane and in-plane thermal-electrical study on 2D materials.

Bo Wang, Ph.D. Student, Physics

B.S. in Physics, Shandong University, 2011
M.S. in Particle Physics, Shandong University, 2014
Email: wang510@usc.edu
Bo’s research focuses in optoelectronics of carbon nanotubes and optical property of 2D material.

 

Indu AA, Research Intern

B.S. in Physics, University of Kerala, 2012
M.S. in Physics, Conchin University of Science and Technology, 2014
M. Phil in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Kerala, 2016
Indu is working on Thermoelectric transport in Transition metal dichalcogenides.

Bofan Zhao, Graduate Student, Material Engineering

B.S. in Materials Physics, Sichuan University, 2016
M.S. in Material Engineering, University of Southern California, 2018
Email: bofanzha@usc.edu
Bofan is working on graphene. His current project right now is on graphene-enhanced Raman spectroscopy.

Zhi Cai, Graduate Student, Material Engineering

B.S. in Material Science and Engineering, Dalian University of  Technology, 2015
M.S. in Material Engineering, University of Southern California, 2018
Email: zhicai@usc.edu
Zhi is working on FDTD simulation of EELS.

Alumni

Adam Bushmaker

Chia-Chi Chang

Chun-Chung Chen

I-Kai Hsu

Jesse Theiss

Moh Amer

Mehmet Aykol

Prathamesh Pavaskar

Rajay Kumar

Wei-Hsuan Hung

Shun-Wen Chang

Wenbo Hou

Zuwei Liu