People

 

Principal Investigator

Junichiro Kono 

Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Department of Materials Science & NanoEngineering
Senior Scientist

Tim Noe
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Postdoctoral Researchers

Weilu Gao
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate Students
Kankan Cong
Phd Program in Applied Physics
Bryan Anthonio
PhD Program in Applied Physics
 
Xinwei
Xinwei Li
PhD Program in ECE
Fumiya Katsutani
PhD Program in ECE
Natsumi Komatsu
Phd Program in ECE
 
Undergraduate Students
Jorge Zepeda
Senior, Rice University
Jeffery Horowitz
Junior, Rice University
Tony (Ruizheng) Wang
Junior, Rice University
Visiting Researchers and Students
Daeun Kim
Hokkaido University
Yage Zhao
Peking University
Education Program Director

Sarah Phillips
Nakatani RIES Fellowship

Alumni

Alumni – Post-Doctoral Researchers
Alumni – Graduate and PhD Advisees
Alumni – Undergraduate Advisees 
Alumni – High School Advisees
Alumni – Past Visitors & Others

Dr. Andreas Stier (August 2014 – June 2016).
Current position: Researcher, Los Alamos National Magnetic Field Laboratory

Dr. Gang Shi (June 2015 – March 2016).

Dr. Darius T. Morris (May 2012 – August 2012).
Current position: Researcher, Albmarle, Pasadena, Texas

Dr. Xuan Wang (March 2011 – July 2013).
Current position: Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)

Dr. William D. Rice (May 2012 – August 2012).
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Wyoming

Dr. Ji-Hee Kim (March 2011 – July 2013).
Current position: Research Professor, Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP), Institute for Basic Science (IBS), Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Republic of Korea.

Dr. Takashi Arikawa (March 2009– May 2011).
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Kyoto University.

Dr. Sebastien Nanot (December 2009 – October 2012).
Current position: Assistant Professor, L2C (Laboratoire Charles Coulomb), Université de Montpellier

Dr. David J. Hilton (July 2006 – July 2007).
Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Dr. Yoichi Murakami (March 2006 – September 2007).
Current position: Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Dr. Young-Dahl Jho (March 2002 – July 2007).
Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Information & Communications, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Republic of Korea.

Dr. Giti A. Khodaparast (June 2001 – July 2004).
Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Dr. Michael A. Zudov (April 1998 – December 2000).
Current position: Professor, Department of Physics, University of Minnesota.

Alumni – Graduate and PhD Advisees

Dr. Ahmed Zubair (Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, August 2017).
Thesis title: “Generation, Detection, and Manipulation of Light with Ultrahigh-Conductivity Carbon-Nanotube Fibers.”
Current position:

Mr. Cody Sewell (M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, April 2017)
Thesis title: “Terahertz Conductivity Assessment of Doped and Aligned Carbon Nanotubes.”

Dr. Minjie Wang (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, August 2016).
Thesis title: “Synthesis and Terahertz Applications of Large-Area Monolayer Graphene.”
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ.

Dr. Weilu Gao (Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, June 2016).
Thesis title: “Wafer-Scale Films and Devices of Spontaneously Aligned Carbon Nanotubes.”
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Dr. Qi Zhang (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, October 2015).
Thesis title: “Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Quantum-Degenerate Fermionic and Bosonic Gases in Semiconductors Probed by Coherent Terahertz Magneto-optics.”
Current position: Alexei Abrikosov Research Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL.

Dr. Xiaowei He (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, August 2015).
Thesis title: “Wafer-Scale Films of Aligned Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes: Preparation, Characterization, and Optoelectronic Applications”
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.

Dr. G. Timothy Noe II (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, April 2013, Rice University).           Thesis Title: “Ultrafast Spectroscopy in High Magnetic Fields Using a Mini-coil Pulsed Magnet.”                                                                                                                        Current Position: Research Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX.

Dr. Layla G. Booshehri (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, May 2012).
Thesis title: “Infrared Spectroscopy of Graphene in Ultrahigh Magnetic Fields.” Current position: Assistant Research Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Darius T. Morris, Jr. (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, May 2012).
Thesis title: “Third Harmonic Generation in Highly-Aligned Carbon Nanotubes.”
Current position: Chemical Analyst, Albemarle, Pasadena, TX.

Dr. William D. Rice (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, May 2012).
Thesis title: “Low-Energy Charge and Spin Dynamics in Quantum Confined Systems.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Wyoming

Dr. Lei Ren (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, October 2011).
Thesis title: “Terahertz Dynamics of Quantum-Confined Electrons in Carbon Nanomaterials.”
Current position: Technology Manager, Global Renewal Energy, LLC., Houston, TX

Dr. Thomas A. Searles (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, August 2011).
Thesis Title: “Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanotubes under Extreme Conditions.”
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University.

Dr. Chanjuan Sun (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, February 2010).
Thesis title: “Magneto-Optical Spectroscopy of Novel Magnetic Materials.”
Current position: Seismic Imager, CGGVeritas, Houston, TX.

Dr. Xiangfeng Wang (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, January 2009).
Thesis title: “Terahertz Time-Domain Magneto-spectroscopy of Semiconductors.”
Current position: Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.

Dr. Ajit Srivastava (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, August 2008).
Thesis title: “Micro-photoluminescence Spectroscopy of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.”
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Emory University.

Dr. Jonah Shaver (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, May 2008).
Thesis title: “High-Field Magneto-Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.”
Current position: Optical Technologist, 3M Film Manufacturing & Supply Chain Operations, 3M Center, St. Paul, MN

Dr. Sasa Zaric (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, January 2007).
Thesis title: “Optical Spectroscopy of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in High Magnetic Fields.”

Dr. Diane C. Larrabee (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, January 2006).
Thesis title: “Spectroscopy of Narrow Gap III-V Semiconductor Quantum Wells.”
Current position: Director, Applications, Epitaxy Technology, R&D, Lumileds, San Jose, CA

Dr. Jigang Wang (Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, August 2005).
Project title: “Ultrafast Magneto-Optical Spectroscopy of Ferromagnetic III-V Semiconductors.”
Current position: Professor, Department of Physics, Iowa State University & Ames Laboratory.

Dr. Gordana N. Ostojic (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, January 2005).
Thesis title: “Ultrafast Optical Spectroscopy of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.”

Alumni – Undergraduate Advisees

Mr. Young Yul Kim (Junior, Rice University), Spring 2016

Ms. Natsumi Komatsu (Junior, Keio University), Spring, 2016

Mr. Sean Peters (Rice University), Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Mr. John M. Robinson (University of Nevada), Summer 2014

Mr. James (JJ) Allred (Senior, Rice University), Fall 2013 – Spring 2016

Mr. Logan Su (Duke University), Summer 2013

Ms. Tianjia Zhu (Rice University), Summer 2013 and Summer 2014

Mr. Donnie Kim (Rice University), Summer 2013

Mr. John Yan (Rice University), Spring 2013

Mr. Wilfred So (Rice University), Fall 2012

Ms. Chenxin Fu (Rice University), Fall 2012

Ms. Qijia Jiang (Rice University), Fall 2012 – Fall 2013

Mr. Timothy Moon (Rice University), Summer 2012 – Fall 2012

Mr. Deleon Jamal La’Beau Reescano (Rice University), Summer 2012

Mr. Nathan E. Ogden (Rice University), Summer 2012 – Spring 2013

Mr. Simon Lee (Texas A&M University), Summer 2012 & Summer 2013

Mr. Sang-Hee “Steven” Cho (Rice University), Fall 2011

Ms. Ayana Andalcio (Rice University), Fall 2011 – Spring 2013

Mr. Michael Macmahon (Rice University), Fall 2011 – Spring 2012

Mr. Zehua “Arthur” Jin (Rice University), Summer 2011 – Summer 2014

Ms. Lisa A. Hendricks (Rice University), Spring 2011 – Spring 2012.

Ms. Ke “Cathy” Zhang (Rice University), Spring 2011 – Fall 2011

Mr. Albert Chen (Rice University), Fall 2010 – Spring 2011

Mr. Gregory A. Bond (REU Student), Summer 2010

Mr. Jeremy Tucker (Rice University), Summer 2010

Mr. Barney F. Cruz (Rice University), Spring 2010

Ms. Michelle Z. Jin (Rice University), Fall 2009 – Spring 2010

Ms. Georgia Lagouda (Rice University), Fall 2009 – Spring 2010

Mr. Ian A. Walsh (Rice University), Fall 2009 – Spring 2010

Mr. Shahzaib Shaheen (Rice University), Summer 2009

Mr. Kyung-Hun Oh (Rice University), Spring 2009 and Summer 2009

Mr. Brian Bustamante (REU Student), Summer 2008

Ms. Angela Edwards (REU Student), Summer 2007

Mr. Tianhe Yang (Rice University), Fall 2006 – Fall 2007

Mr. Kanes Sutuntivorakoon (Rice University), Fall 2006 –Spring 2008

Mr. Jaimeet Gulati (Rice University), Fall 2006 – Spring 2007

Mr. Christopher M. Corbet (Rice University), Spring 2006 – Spring 2008

Mr. Stephen J. Goebel (Rice University), Spring 2006 – Spring 2008

Ms. Tracy Tsai (Rice University), Fall 2006 – Spring 2007

Mr. Yu-Heng “Jaret” Lee (Rice University), Fall 2005 – Fall 2006

Mr. Claiborne O. McPheeters (Rice University), Fall 2005 – Spring 2006

Ms. Layla G. Booshehri (REU Student), Summer 2005

Mr. Christopher K. Sramek (Rice University), Fall 2004

Mr. Clifford R. Wong (Rice University), Spring 2004 – Spring 2005

Mr. Jeffery R. Bishop (Rice University), Spring 2004

Mr. Andrew D. Engroff (Rice University), Summer 2003

Mr. Derek A. Van Orden (Rice University), Fall 2002 – Spring 2004

Ms. Ginger G. Walden (Rice University), Fall 2002 – Summer 2003

Mr. Ari J. Briskman (REU Student), Summer 2002, co-advised by Daniel Mittleman

Ms. Mengning Liang (REU Student), Summer 2002

Ms. Shanna M. Crankshaw (Rice University), Fall 2001 – Spring 2003.

Mr. Benjamin A. Schmid (Rice University), Fall 2001 – Spring 2002

Alumni – High School Advisees

Mr. Alan Lo (Clements High School, Sugar Land, Texas), Fall 2014

Mr. Daniel Nikotchev (Lamar High School, Houston, Texas), Fall 2014

Mr. Will Kuglen (Academy of Science and Technology, The Woodlands, Texas). Summer 2014.

Mr. Kevin Dao (Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston, Texas). Summer 2014.

Mr. Wenting Chang (Academy of Science and Technology, The Woodlands, Texas). Summer 2014.

Mr. Melvin Du (Bellaire High School, Houston, Texas). Summer 2013 – Fall 2013.

Mr. Conrad Gray (Strake Jesuit Preparatory, Houston, Texas). Summer 2013.

Mr. Joseph L. Lee (Clements High School, Sugar Land, Texas). Summer 2013 – Summer 2014.

Mr. Martin Nikoltchev (Lamar High School, Houston, Texas). Summer 2012 – Fall 2012.

Ms. Michelle Lee (St. Agnes Academy, Houston, Texas). Summer 2011.

Ms. Jennifer Meagan Lloyd (Lamar High School, Houston, Texas). Summer 2011.

Mr. Christian Abad (Carnegie Vanguard High School, Houston, Texas). Fall 2010 – Spring 2011.

Mr. Aldo Frosinini (St. Thomas High School, Houston, Texas). Summer 2010.

Ms. Sophia Dao (St. Agnes Academy, Houston, Texas). Summer 2010.

Mr. Grant Yuan (Elkins High School, Fort Bend ISD, Texas). Summer 2010.

Mr. Anirudh Chiti (Elkins High School, Fort Bend ISD, Texas). Summer 2009 and Summer 2010.

Ms. Rohini Sigireddi (Belaire High School, Houston, Texas). Spring 2009 and Summer 2010.

Mr. Christopher Urbina (Harmony Science Academy, Houston, Texas). Fall 2008 – Summer 2009.

Mr. Corey Ross (Harmony Science Academy, Houston, Texas). Fall 2008 – Summer 2009.

Mr. Hunil Cha (Diploma & IB, Lamar High School, Houston, Texas). Summer 2007, Summer 2008, Summer 2009, and Summer 2010. Current Position: Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin).

Ms. Cherie Plouff (Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas). Summer 2004.

Alumni – Past Visitors & Others

Dr. Kazuhiro Yanagi (Visiting Professor from Tokyo Metropolitan University, April – September 2017)

Mr. Akira Kikuchi (Visiting Graduate Student from Tokyo University, Japan, September 2016 – January 2017)

Ms. Chenni Xu (Visiting Undergraduate Student from Zhejiang University, China, August – October 2016)

Mr. Nobuyoshi Hiramatsu (Visiting Undergraduate Student from Tokyo University, Japan, August – September 2016)

Mr. Yoichi Harada (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, September 2015 – July 2016)

Dr. Lijuan Xie (Visiting Researcher from Zhejiang University, China, September 2013 – July 2016)

Dr. Yuji Sakai (Visiting Researcher from Osaka University, Japan, March 2016 and August – October 2016)

Mr. Kousuke Okada (Visiting Undergraduate Student from Osaka University, Japan, February 2016 – March 2016)

Mr. Kota Katsumi (Visiting Graduate Student from University of Tokyo, Japan, February 2016 – March 2016)

Mr. Damien Tristant (Visiting Graduate Student from University of Toulouse, France, December 2015 – February 2016)

Mr. Filchito “TJ” Bagsic (Visiting Graduate Student from Osaka University, Japan, January – February 2016)

Mr. Cheng Guo(Visiting Undergraduate Student from Peking University, China, October – February 2016)

Dr. Atsusi Hirano (Visiting Researcher from AIST, Japan, September – December 2015)

Mr. Florian Vigneau (Visiting Graduate Student from University of Toulouse, France, September – November 2015)

Mr. Pandian Karuppasamy (Visiting Undergraduate Student from SRM University, India, February – October 2015)

Mr. Sanjay Kumar (Visiting Undergraduate Student from SRM University, India, February – October 2015)

Mr. G. Aravind Chenrayan (Visiting Undergraduate Student from SRM University, India, February – October 2015)

Mr. Takahiro Katayama (Visiting Undergraduate Student from Tottori University, Japan, August – September 2015)

Ms. Takami Kaji (Visiting Graduate Student from Tottori University, Japan, August – September 2015)

Mr. Satoshi Matsuzawa (Visiting Graduate Student from Tohoku University, Japan, January – March 2015)

Mr. Fumiya Sekiguchi (Visiting Graduate Student from University of Tokyo, Japan, January – March 2015)

Ms. Soraya Shirini (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, December 2014 – March 2015)

Mr. Hirotaka Kasai (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, December 2014 – February 2015)

Mr. Hiroyuki Wako (Visiting Graduate Student from Tohoku University, Japan, October – November 2014).

Mr. Takaya Higashira (Visiting Graduate Student from Tottori University, Japan, August – October 2014).

Mr. S. Karuppasamy Pandian (Visiting Undergraduate Student from SRM University, India, India, June – August 2014).

Mr. Roopam K. Gupta (Visiting Graduate Student from Indian Inst. of Sci. Ed. & Res. Kolkata, India, May – July 2014).

Mr. Kazuki Kojima (Visiting Graduate Student from Tohoku University, Japan, July – August 2013).

Mr. Yuki Kurita (Visiting Graduate Student from Tohoku University, Japan, July – August 2013).

Ms. Fumika Oshiyama (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, July – October 2012).

Mr. Xuan Duy Luong (Visiting Undergraduate Student from Chiba University, Japan, August – October 2012).

Mr. Haotian Li (Visiting Undergraduate Student from Zhejiang University, China, July – August 2012).

Mr. Srikrishna Pandey (Visiting Graduate Student from Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea, July – August 2012).

Mr. Ryota Kawai (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, June 2012 – March 2013).

Ms. Yuna Sung (Visiting Undergraduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, March – April 2012).

Mr. Daiki Kato (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, October 2011 – January 2012).

Mr. Masato Suzuki (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, September 2011 – January 2012).

Mr. Ryohei Fukumoto (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, August – October 2011).

Mr. Takayuki Watanabe (Visiting Graduate Student from Tohoku University, Japan, August – October 2011).

Mr. Hiroyuki Sugahara (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, Summer 2011).

Mr. Shunsuke Mineshige (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, Summer 2011).

Mr. Shota Ushiba (Visiting Graduate Student from Osaka University, Japan, Summer 2011).

Mr. Ryusuke Kaneko (Visiting Graduate Student from Osaka University, Japan, Summer 2011).

Mr. Naoto Hieda (Visiting Undergraduate Student from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, Summer 2011).

Mr. Ryo Mori (Visiting Undergraduate Student from Keio University, Japan, Summer 2011).

Mr. Takafumi Akiho (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, January – March 2011).

Mr. Hiroshi Gojuki (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, October 2010 – January 2011).

Mr. Akira Ikeuchi (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, October 2010 – January 2011).

Mr. Trong Chien Nguyen (Visiting Undergraduate Student from Chiba University, Japan, August – October 2010).

Mr. Kenji Yamamoto (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, October 2009 – January 2010).

Mr. Takayuki Nosaka (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, March – August 2010).

Mr. Takahiro Kinoshita (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, August – October 2009).

Dr. Ji-Hee Kim (PhD, Chungnam National University, South Korea, Visiting Graduate Student, Summer 2009).

Mr. Feng Xie (Visiting Graduate Student from Texas A&M University, June – August 2008).

Ms. Eri Maruyama (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, September 2008 – January 2009).

Mr. Keisuke Sawada (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, August – October 2008).

Mr. Tomoyuki Hatekeyama (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, July – September 2008).

Mr. Takatoshi Yamamoto (Visiting Graduate Student from Hokkaido University, Japan, January 2008 – March 2008).

Dr. Yong-Sik Lim (Visiting Professor from Konkuk University, Korea, December 2004 – February 2006).

Mr. Yusuke Hashimoto (Visiting Graduate Student from Chiba University, October 2003 – August 2004).

Mr. Bruce E. Brinson (Optical Analyst, Rice University, July 2000 – February 2003).

Dr. Marie Pontier-Johnson (Senior Research Scientist, Rice University, co-advised by Prof. Richard E. Smalley, July 2001 – July 2002).