Principal Investigator

Qiuming Yu


Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Office: 356 Olin Hall

Email: qy10 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Phone: 607-255-7856

Postdoctoral Researchers & Visiting Scholars

Hao Li

Research Interests:

I have a special interest in solving stability and toxicity problems of perovskite solar cells and photodetectors to elucidate the fundamental phenomena in photonics.


Ph.D. Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2019

B.S. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2014

Email: hl2443 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Markéta Bocková

Research Interests:

I am interested in plasmonic biosensors and the applications for medical diagnositcs.


Ph.D. Biophysics, Chemical and Macromolecular Physics, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, 2019

MSc. Biochemistry, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, 2009

Email: mb2429 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Ibrahim Dursun

Research Interests:

I am interested in halide perovskites and hybrid semiconductors focused on their synthesis, light-matter interactions, and applications in optoelectronics as well as photonics.


Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia, 2019

MSc. Optics & Photonics, with specialization Photonic Materials & Devices (

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013
Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France, 2013

B.Sc., Physics, Department of Physics, Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey, 2011

Email: id97 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Donghoon Song

Research Interests:

I am highly motivated to tackling challenges, including scalability and sustainability, remaining for commercialization of perovskite solar cells by exploring new materials, devising smart processing methods and device designs, and deploying diverse analysis tools in a holistic view.


Ph.D. Department of Energy Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea, 2015

B.S. Department of Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea, 2009

Email: ds946 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Graduate Students

Yvonne Yee

Research Interests:

My interest is on utilizing optical biosensors to characterize extracellular vesicles for potential drug delivery applications.


B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2019

Email: yyy5 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Shripathi Ramakrishnan

Research Interests:

My interests include optoelectronic properties, structure-property relationships, and photovoltaic applications of hybrid perovskites and organic semiconductors.


M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2020

B.E. Chemical Engineering, R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, 2017

Email: sr698 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Yuanze Xu

Research Interests:

Research interests: perovskite quantum dots, fast spectroscopy, solar cells.


M.S. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, 2020

B.S. Chemistry, Nanjing Tech University, 2018

Email: yx496 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Jesus M. Lopez Baltazar

Research Interests:

I am interested in applications of surface plasmon resonance based biosensors for cancer diagnosis.


B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2018

Email: jml575 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Xiaoyu Zhang

Research Interests:

My research interest is on the fundamental studies of semiconductor materials, as well as the fundamental physics of charge generation, separation, and transport in optoelectronic devices.


M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2018

B.S. Chemical Engineering, East China of Science and Technology, 2016

Email: xz352 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Henry Harwood

Research Interests:

I am interested in increasing the stability and performance of perovskite solar cells through employment of different chemistries and structures such as quantum dots.


B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, 2021

Email: hhh58 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Undergraduate Students

Tony Xu


Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Class of 2024)

Email: txl2 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Leah Zhao


Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Class of 2024)

Email: lzz3 [at] cornell [dot] edu

Yoon Shin


Chemistry (Class of 2022)

Email: ds832 [at] cornell [dot] edu


Graduate Students

  • Erjin Zheng – PhD June 2020 (Maxim Integrated, San Jose, CA)
  • Gabriella Tosado – PhD June 2020 
  • Zizhao Xu – MS June 2020 (Beijing, China)
  • Yaqoub Albrikan – MS June 2020 (Kuwait)
  • Zonglun Li – MS June 2020 (Beijing, China)
  • Monica R. Esopi – PhD August 2019 (GlobalFoundries, Malta, NY)
  • Emerson (Shin-Ya) Chen – MS 2019 (PhD University of Washington)
  • Hao Dong – MS June 2019 (PhD Lehigh University)
  • Zhiyin Niu – MS June 2019 (PhD University of Houston)
  • Suyash Bhagwat – MS March 2019 (Intel, Chandler, AZ)
  • Daniel D. Galvan – PhD August 2018 (Greater Rocky Mountain Stone, Belgrade, MT)
  • Yi-Yu Lin – MS June 2018 (Maxim Integrated, Beaverton, OR)
  • Xiaoyu Zhang – MS June 2018 (NanoPhotonica Inc., Gainesville, FL)
  • Vidit Parekh -MS December 2017 (Intel, Portland, OR)
  • Mohammed M Aldighaithir – MS December 2016 
  • Julie E Blanchfield – MS June 2016 (US Coast Guard)
  • Fang Sun – PhD November 2016 (Dental School, University of Washington, Seattle, WA) 
  • Leize Zhu – PhD October 2015 (Cambrios Advanced Materials Corp. Sunnyvale, CA)
  • Beau Richardson – PhD August 2015 (Intel, Portland, OR)
  • Yu-han Hou -MS August 2015 (Shanghai, China)
  • Kevin Fu – MS August 2015
  • Yao Xu – MS June 2015 (ChemE Design Institute in Wuhan, China)
  • Xinpei Li – MS June 2015 (Kroger, Seattle, WA)
  • Yina An – MS June 2013 (ChemE Design Institute in Chengdu, China)
  • Xuezhen Wang – MS June 2013 (PhD, University of Waterloo)
  • John Bae – MS March 2012 (Los Alamos National Lab)

Postdoctoral Researchers and Visiting Scholars

  • Kaiqiang Wang – Visiting PhD student (South China University of Technology) 2019-2020
  • Ping Wu – Visiting scholar (Nanjing Normal University) 2016-2017
  • Beau Richardson – Postdoc 2015-2016
  • Beiying Zhou – Visiting PhD student (Donghua University) 2015-2016
  • Chao Hou – Visiting PhD student (University of Science and Technology of China) 2015-2016
  • Yongheng Zhu – Visiting PhD student (Shanghai University) 2012-2013
  • Yan Deng – Visiting scholar (Tsinghua University) 2012-2013
  • Daqian Wang – Visiting PhD student (Tsinghua University) 2011-2012
  • Jiajie Xu – Visiting PhD student (East China University of Science and Technology) 2009-2011

Undergraduate Students

  • Carmen Atkins 6/19-8/19 Summer REU from Pierce College, Lakewood, WA
  • Yue Zhao 9/19-3/20 
  • Zijun Liu 9/19-12/19
  • Abdulaziz Almulaifi 9/19-12/19
  • Shukun Zhong 6/18- 6/20 (PhD Notre Dame University)
  • Wenxin Cao 6/18-6/20 (PhD Tokyo University)
  • Aayush Mitra 1/18-6/18 (Micron Technology, Boise, ID)
  • Aidan Jackson 9/17-12/18 (MS UC Berkeley)
  • Chen Cai 9/17-6/18 (PhD Virginia Tech)
  • E-Lin Liu 3/17-6/18 (Intel, Chandler, AZ)
  • Henry Armas-Amaya 1/18-9/18 from North Seattle Community College
  • Dat Nguyen 9/16-12/17 
  • Kevin Garcia 6/19-8/19 Summer CEI-ALVA program
  • Brian Yuh 6/14-9/16 (PhD University of Minnesota)
  • Max Calcagno 9/15-9/16
  • Haoyang Li 6/15-12/15
  • Graham Henry 6/15-9/15
  • Hannah Morgan 9/14-4/15
  • Jason Smith 9/14-4/15
  • Erika Green 9/14-4/15
  • Yajie Zhu 6/14-4/15
  • Yongmin Jo 4/14-12/14
  • Mohammed Aldighaithir 1/15-6/15
  • Nan Zhou 6/14-6/15
  • Abdulrahman Mohammed Almutairi 4/14-6/15
  • Ahmed Alamer 4/14-6/15
  • Stephan Schoen 6/14-9/14 from Lake Side High School (Cornell University)
  • Viet Vu 6/13-9/13
  • Cameron Gilman 6/13-9/13
  • Tianxing Wang 6/13-9/13
  • Van Quch 4/12-9/12
  • Steve Bonilla 6/10-6/12 (PhD Stanford University)
  • Matthew Idso 6/10-6/12 (PhD UC Santa Barbara)
  • Margaret Elizabeth Liu 9/11-6/12
  • Darby McShain 9/11-6/12
  • Laurel Rognstad 6/11-8/11 NSF NNIN REU from Tennessee Tech U
  • Sarah Bonebright 6/11-8/11 UW CoE SRC REU
  • Stephanie Hare 6/11-8/11 UW CoE SRC REU
  • Roger Jordan 6/11-8/11 NSF NNIN REU from Texas A&M
  • Tinnock Lam 9/09-6/10
  • Jessica Tanumihardja 9/09-6/10