People

Principle Investigator: Prof. Shuolong Yang

Assistant professor in molecular engineering

University of Chicago

yangsl AT uchicago.edu

Kavli postdoctoral fellow at Cornell, 2016 ~ 2018

Ph.D. 2016, Stanford

B.S. 2010, Stanford

Prof. Shuolong Yang obtained his B.S. in Physics and Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Stanford University. He was a Kavli postdoctoral fellow at Cornell, working at the interface between condensed matter physics and materials science.

The main theme of his research has been using molecular beam epitaxy to design functional materials, and employing angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy to characterize the electronic properties of these materials. Using this approach, he was able to study the dramatic enhancement of superconductivity at the interface of iron selenide and strontium titanate. Moreover, he combined femtosecond laser techniques with photoemission spectroscopy, and was able to directly excite and probe the molecular vibrations of complex materials in real time. This advancement allowed him to quantify the electron-lattice coupling in iron selenide superconductors, copper-oxide superconductors, and topological insulators. His research will potentially lead to the discovery of novel functional materials for electronic and energy applications, and enable the characterization of these materials at nonequilibrium.

Postdoctoral scholar

Dr. Chenhui Yan

Chenhui will join the Yang group in April 2019. He is interested in interfacial engineering of quantum materials including topological materials, single-layer FeSe/SrTiO3 interface superconductor and 2D transition metal dichalcogenides. His expertise includes but not limits to Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM), and Angle-resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES).

Hiring

Job title: PhD student

Job description: We are seeking talented PhD students to work at the frontiers of materials science and condensed matter physics. Students will use molecular beam epitaxy to fabricate artificial functional materials, and use angle-resolved photoemission to directly resolve the electronic band structures. They will explore new possibilities of interfacial phenomena including but not limited to interfacial superconductivity, interfacial topological phenomena, and interfacial devices. Backgrounds in solid state physics and materials science and engineering are preferred.

Please send your CV to Prof. Yang (yangsl AT uchicago.edu)

Job title: Postdoctoral scholar

Job description: We are seeking experts in hard condensed matter with experience on thin film deposition or angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. Candidates with a strong background on ultrafast optical spectroscopy are also strongly encouraged to apply. Projects include 1) Phenomena at the interface between chalcogenide and oxide materials. 2) Hybrid opto-solid state systems enabled by MBE and ultrafast electron spectroscopy. Postdocs will be given opportunities to work at the material deposition and characterization lab on the main campus of the University of Chicago, and also will be exposed to potential collaborations at Argonne National Laboratory.

Please send your CV to Prof. Yang (yangsl AT uchicago.edu)

Job title: Summer undergraduate researcher

Job description: We are seeking motivated undergraduate students who will work in the Yang lab for 8~10 weeks during the summer of 2019. Students with background in Condensed Matter Physics or Materials Science are strongly encouraged to apply. We will also review candidates from other fields of studies in natural sciences and engineering. During the summer program, students will directly participate in the integration and testing of a state-of-the-art molecular beam epitaxy setup, and a femtosecond time-resolved photoemission spectroscopy apparatus. Research opportunities on 2D heterostructural materials and topological superconductors will be available for advanced students.

Please contact Prof. Yang (yangsl AT uchicago.edu)