Members of the Kavli Institute at Cornell (KIC)

KIC’s Executive Commitee consists of six full-time faculty working in partnership with the entire Cornell nano community. The members are: Paul McEuen, Physics (Director); David Muller, Applied and Engineering Physics (Co-Director); Grace Xing, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Hector Abruna, Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Dan Ralph, Physics; and Abraham Stroock, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Executive Commitee

Paul L. McEuen, Director

Paul McEuen, Physics

Paul McEuen, Physics

Paul L. McEuen is the John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His research interests include the science and technology of nanostructures, particularly carbon-based systems such as nanotubes and graphene molecules; novel fabrication techniques at the nanometer scale; scanned probe microscopy of nanostructures; and assembly and measurement of chemical and biological nanostructures. He was awarded Sloan and Packard Fellowships, ONR and NSF Young Investigator Awards, and the Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize in Condensed Matter.

Research Group

Email: mceuen@ccmr.cornell.edu

David A. Muller, Co-Director

David A. Muller, Applied and Engineering Physics

David A. Muller, Applied and Engineering Physics

David A. Muller is a Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics. His research interests include the development of atomic-resolution and three-dimensional electron imaging techniques, and their use in the discovery and control of new materials and nanostructures. His awards include the Burton medal of the Microscopy Society of America; a TR-100 award from Tech Review magazine; and Nature Materials selected his study of interfaces as one of the top ten papers of 2006.

Research group

Email: dm24@cornell.edu

Grace Xing, Member

Grace Xing, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Huili (Grace) Xing, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Huili (Grace) Xing is the Richard Lunquist Sesquicentennial Professor of Engineering at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  Her research focus can be loosely grouped into three areas: GaN electronics and optoelectronics, steep transistors, and 2D crystals. The seminconductors she works with include GaN, conventional III-Vs, graphene and other 2D crystals. Some of Xing’s honors and awards include the Young Scientist award (2014), the CAREER award (2009) and the Young Investigator Program Award (2008).

Research group

Email: grace.xing@cornell.edu

Hector Abruña, Member

Hector Abruña, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Hector Abruña, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Hector Abruña is the Emile M. Chamot Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. His research focuses on the development and characterization of new materials using a wide variety of techniques for fuel cells, batteries, and molecular assemblies for molecular electronics. Abruna is the head of the Energy Materials Center at Cornell and is affiliated with the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, the Cornell Center for Materials Research, the Latino Studies Program, and the Polymer Outreach Program at Cornell. Some of his recent awards and honors include the Faraday Medal, the D.C. Grahame Award, the C.N. Reilley Award and the American Chemical Society Award for Electrochemistry. He is an elected Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Research group

Email: hda1@cornell.edu

Dan Ralph, Member

Dan Ralph, Physics

Dan Ralph, Physics

Dan Ralph is Horace White Professor of Physics. His research interests include: new nanofabrication techniques, electronic properties on molecular length scales, high-speed dynamics in magnetic devices, correlated-electron states in magnets and superconductors, and quantum properties of defects and impurities. He has been awarded Sloan and Packard Fellowships, the William L. McMillan Award, the Research Corporation Research Innovation Award, and the ONR Young Investigators Award.

Research group

Email: ralph@ccmr.cornell.edu

Abraham Stroock, Member

Abraham Stroock, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Abraham Stroock, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Abraham Stroock is the current Director and Professor of the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research couples deterministic micro- and nano-scale structure with physical principles to create interesting phenomena and to develop new technology. He pursues several themes of research that address both timely challenges in micro- and nano-chemical technology, medicine, and materials development, and timeless questions in transport phenomena, biology, and chemical thermodynamics. Awards include Technology Review’s Top 35 Innovators under Age 35, the Sonny Yau Excellence in Teaching Award, an NSF CAREER Award, and a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award.

Research group

Email: ads10@cornell.edu

Senior Investigators

David Erickson

David Erickson, Member

Assistant Professor Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research group

Email: de54@cornell.edu

 

 

Alexander Gaeta

Alexander Gaeta, Member

Professor, Applied and Engineering Physics

Research group

Email: alg3@cornell.edu

 

 

J. C. Séamus Davis

J. C. Séamus Davis, Member

Professor, Department of Physics

Research group

Email: jcdavis@ccmr.cornell.edu

 

 

Jeevak Parpia

Jeevak Parpia, Member

Professor and Chair, Department of Physics

Research group

Email: jeevak@ccmr.cornell.edu

 

 

Darrell Schlom

Darrell Schlom, Member

Hebert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry

Research group

Email: schlom@cornell.edu

 

 

Kyle Shen

Kyle Shen, Member

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

Research group

Email: kmshen@cornell.edu

 

 

Lena Kourkoutis

Lena Kourkoutis, Member

Assistant Professor, Applied and Engineering Physics

Research group

Email: lf56@cornell.edu

 

 

Warren Zipfel

Warren Zipfel, Member

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Group

Email: wrz2@cornell.edu

 

 

Sol Gruner

Sol Gruner, Member

Professor, Physics

Research Group

Email: smg26@cornell.edu

 

 

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, Member

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Group

Email:  cf99@cornell.edu

 

 

 

Itai Cohen

Itai Cohen, Member

Associate Professor, Physics

Research Group

Email:  ic64@cornell.edu

 

 

Barbara Baird

Barbara Baird, Member

Horace White Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Research Group

Email:  bab13@cornell.edu

 

 

Gerald Feigenson

Gerald Feigenson, Member

Professor, Biochemistry & Physical Biochemistry

Research Group

Email:  gwf3@cornell.edu

 

 

Lara Estroff

Lara Estroff, Member

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Group

Email:  lae37@cornell.edu

 

 

Lynden Archer

Lynden Archer, Member

Director and Professor, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Research Group

Email:  laa25@cornell.edu

 

 

Johannes Lehmann

Johannes Lehmann , Member

Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Research Group

Email:  cl273@cornell.edu

 

Matt Paszek

Matt Paszek

Matthew Paszek , Member

Assistant Professor, School of Chemical and Biomoleular Engineering

Research Group

Email:  mjp31@cornell.edu

 

Dan Luo

Dan Luo

Dan Luo , Member

Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering

Research Group

Email: dl79@cornell.edu

 

Jin Suntivich

Jin Suntivich

Jin Suntivich , Member

Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Group

Email: js2765@cornell.edu

 

Chris Xu

Chris Xu

Chris Xu , Member

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Applied and Engineering Physics

Research Group

Email: cx10@cornell.edu

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