Pinshane Y. Huang is an Associate Professor and Racheff Faculty Scholar in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She also holds an appointment in the Materials Research Laboratory at UIUC. Pinshane holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University, as well as a B.A, in Physics from Carleton College. Her research has been featured in Nova, National Geographic, BusinessWeek, CBS News, Discover Magazine, and the Guinness Book of World Records. Link to CV.
- Racheff Faculty Scholar (2022-present)
- Campus Distinguished Promotion Award (2021)
- Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (2021)
- Presidential Early Career Award in Science & Engineering (PECASE) (2019)
- NSF CAREER Award (2019)
- Global Highly Cited Researcher (2018)
- Center for Advanced Study Fellow (2018-2019)
- Sloan Fellowship in Physics (2018)
- Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (2018)
- Packard Fellowship (2017)
- 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (2017)
- Albert Crewe Award, Microscopy Society of America (2017)
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award (2016)
- Williams Nichols Findley Award for Exceptional Research, Cornell University (2013)
- Raymond Castaing Award, Microbeam Analysis Society (2012)
- Presidential Scholarship Award, Microscopy Society of America (2012)
- Grainger College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2021)
- Illinois Student Government Teaching Excellence Award (2018-2019)
- List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent by Their Students for MSE 481: Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy (Spring 2017, Spring 2018)
- List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent by Their Students for MSE 182: Introduction to Materials Science (Fall 2016-2021)
Yichao Zhang is a post-doctoral researcher in the MatSE department. Yichao holds a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Minnesota. Her thesis focuses on "Nanoscale Coherent-Acoustic-Phonon Dynamics in Molybdenum Disulfide Using Ultrafast Electron Microscopy". Yichao's current research explores 2D heterostructures using atomic-resolution imaging.
Sang Hyun (Justin) Bae is a PhD student in the MatSE department. Sang Hyun holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
Priti Kharel is a PhD student in the Chemistry department. Priti holds a BA in chemistry from Hamilton College. Her research utilizes electron microscopy and image processing to atomically-resolve small molecules.
Jeffrey Huang is a PhD student in the MatSE department. Jeffrey holds a BS in Applied Physics from Cornell University. His research uses selected area electron diffraction and 4D-STEM to study antiferromagnetic materials.
Gillian Nolan is a PhD student in the MatSE department. Gillian holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research explores the intersection between materials simulation and atomic-resolution imaging.
Rahim Raja is a PhD student in the MatSE department. Rahim holds a BS in Molecular Engineering and BA in Physics from University of Chicago. He uses 4D STEM, ultra-fast electron microscopy, and electron energy loss spectroscopy to study the unique properties of 2D interfaces.
Zachary Martin is a PhD student in the MatSE department. Zach holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. His research unites 4D STEM and materials simulation to explore strain in 2D material systems.
Dr. Kayla Nguyen - Ph.D.
Dr. Chia-Hao Lee - Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, 2023
Dr. Edmund Han - Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, 2022
Dr. Blanka Janicek - Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, 2021
Chuqiao (Joe) Shi - M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, 2020
Amanda Loutris - Class of 2022, Materials Science and Engineering
Rachel Lawless - Class of 2020, Materials Science and Engineering
Jane Park - Class of 2020, Materials Science and Engineering
Shunya Namiki - Class of 2020, Materials Science and Engineering