REU Sponsor Faculty

Anton Andreev

IRG 2Physics

My research interests focus on electron physics in low-dimensional systems; quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots. Electron-electron interaction leads to a number of fascinating phenomena in these systems, such as the formation of Luttinger liquid in one-dimensional systems, and the Coulomb... Read more 

Jiun-Haw Chu

IRG 2Physics

Jiun-Haw Chu joined the Department of Physics as an Assistant Professor in March 2016. His research is focused on synthesis and characterization of materials with unconventional electronic and magnetic ground states, such as high temperature superconductors and topological insulators. The... Read more 

David Cobden

IRG 2Physics

David Cobden is Professor of Physics at University of Washington. He studies the physics in nanowires, nanotubes, and two-dimensional materials, with particular interests in low-dimensional, topological and many-body effects and phase transitions. His group fabricates a variety of nanoscale device... Read more 

Brandi Cossairt

IRG 1Chemistry

Brandi Cossairt is a Professor of Chemistry. Research in the Cossairt lab centers on the synthetic inorganic chemistry of solution-phase nanomaterials with emphasis on developing new emitters for energy-efficient LED technologies, absorbers for solar energy harvesting, and catalysts for chemical... Read more 

James DeYoreo

IRG 1ChemistryMaterials Science and Engineering

Jim De Yoreo is an Affiliate Professor of Chemistry and of Materials Science and Engineering. Research in the De Yoreo lab focuses on understanding the pathways and dynamics of nucleation, growth, transformation and self-assembly in synthetic, biomolecular, and geochemical environments.... Read more 

Scott Dunham

IRG 1Electrical Engineering

Professor Scott Dunham, EE Dept., University of Washington .The Nanotechnology Modeling Lab at the University of Washington is part of the Electrical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering. The efforts within the Lab are focused on obtaining basic understanding... Read more 

Kai-Mei Fu

IRG 1IRG 2 Co-LeadElectrical EngineeringPhysics

Kai-Mei Fu​ is Associate Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at University of Washington. In the Optical Spintronics and Sensing Lab we study defects in crystals. Defects have historically played an essential role in classical electronic/optical devices. Now new, nanoscale, devices... Read more 

Daniel Gamelin

Director

IRG 1 LeadChemistry

Daniel Gamelin holds the Nicole A. Boand Endowed Chair in Chemistry at the UW. His research involves the development of new inorganic materials with unusual electronic structures that give rise to desirable photophysical, photochemical, magnetic, or magneto-optical properties. Honors for... Read more 

David Ginger

IRG 1SuperSeedChemistry

David Ginger is CEI’s chief scientist and Alvin L. and Verla R. Kwiram Endowed Professor of Chemistry and Washington Research Foundation Distinguished Scholar in Chemistry at the UW. Ginger earned his Ph.D. in physics in the optoelectronics group at the... Read more 

Vincent Holmberg

IRG 1Chemical Engineering

Vincent Holmberg is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering. His research group focuses on the large-scale production of nanocrystals and nanowires synthesized by scalable solution-based and supercritical fluid-based processes for energy conversion and energy storage applications.

Xiaosong Li

Executive Director of Education and Outreach

IRG 1IRG 2Chemistry

Xiaosong Li is the Harry and Catherine Jaynne Boand Endowed Professor of Chemistry. His research focuses on developing and applying time-dependent relativistic and non-relativistic electronic structure theories for studying excited state chemical processes that underpin energy conversion, photocatalysis, and ultrafast... Read more 

Christine Luscombe

IRG 1 Co-LeadMaterials Science and Engineering

Christine Luscombe is currently the Robert J. Campbell Associate Professor in Material Science and Engineering at the UW. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2005. She has received the CAREER Award from the... Read more 

Arka Majumdar

IRG 2Electrical Engineering

Arka Majumdar is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Washington, Seattle. His research interests include developing a hybrid integrated nanophotonic platform using emerging material systems (such as atomically thin... Read more 

Peter Pauzauskie

IRG 1Materials Science and Engineering

Since 2010 Prof. Pauzauskie has served as an assistant professor in the Materials Science & Engineering department at the University of Washington. Research in the Pauzauskie lab is focused on the design, synthesis, and experimental characterization of biocompatible nanomaterials for targeted photothermal... Read more 

Xiaodong Xu

IRG 2 LeadMaterials Science and EngineeringPhysics

Xiaodong Xu is Boeing Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Physics, and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Washington. His group is interested in understanding the optical, electronic, and quantum properties of novel solid state nanostructures by... Read more 

Jihui Yang

IRG 2Materials Science and Engineering

Jihui Yang is currently the Kyocera Chair Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department.  Jihui’s current research includes materials for solid state energy conversion, electrochemical energy storage, electrocatalysis, and spintronics.  He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.