01/11 - Kevin wins the Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship for Fall 2018. This is the fifth time he has won this fellowship. Congratulations Kevin!
12/21 - New Article: S-Y. Zhao, G. Elbaz, D. Bediako, C. Yu, D. Efetov, Y. Guo, J. Ravichandran, K-A. Min, S. Hong, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, L. Brus, X. Roy, P. Kim,"Controlled Electrochemical Intercalation of Graphene/h-BN van der Waals Heterostructures", Nano Letters.
12/19 - New Article: S. Ghosh, S. Niu, M. Yankova, M. Mecklenburg, S. M. King, J. Ravichandran, R. K. Kalia, A. Nakano, P. Vashishta, and P. Setlow, “Analysis of killing of growing cells and dormant spores of Bacillus species by black silicon nanopillars”, Scientific Reports.
11/29 - Jayakanth presented a colloquium at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Boston University. Thanks Chuanhua for the invitation!
11/13 - Jayakanth presented a colloquium at the Institute of Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo. Thanks Wei for the invitation!
10/16 - New Article: K. Luo, S. Niu, D. Shah, A. Lonkar, Y. Liu, and J. Ravichandran, “Prediction of Perovskite and Other Ternary Oxide Multilayers as Mirrors for Soft X-rays”, Materials Research Bulletin.
09/13 - Kevin wins the Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship for Fall 2017. This is the fourth time he has won this fellowship. Congrats Kevin!
08/22 - Jayakanth presented an invited talk at IMRC 2017, Cancun Mexico.
08/17 - Jayakanth presented an invited seminar at Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton OH. Thanks Brandon for the invitation.
07/31 - Shanyuan presented a poster at ICT 2017, Pasadena.
07/25 - Jayakanth presented an invited seminar at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Thanks Sabah for the invitation.
06/28 - Yang passed the screening exam. Congratulations Yang!
06/21 - Our SHINE students, Brian Huang and Shravan Hariharan, are featured in Viterbi news here.
06/19 - Two high school students, Brian Huang and Shravan Hariharan will join us for 8 weeks as a part of the SHINE program. Samantha Noriega will also join us as a high school intern as a part of our on going collaboration with Carson High School. Welcome Brian, Shravan and Samantha!
05/02 - New Article: “Qingfeng Lin, Debarghya Sarkar, Yuanjing Lin, Matthew Yeung, Louis Blankemeier, Jubin Hazra, Wei Wang, Shanyuan Niu, Jayakanth Ravichandran, Zhiyong Fan, and Rehan Kapadia, “Scalable Indium Phosphide Thin-Film Nanophotonics Platform for Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Devices", ACS Nano.
04/29 - Kevin wins a poster award at the ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference held at UCLA. Congratulations Kevin!
04/27 - Shanyuan wins the Link Energy Fellowship. Congratulations Shanyuan!
04/25 - Shanyuan wins the 2017 Best Research Assistant Award from Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He will be presented the award on the convocation day (May 11th). Congratulations Shanyuan!
04/20 - Shanyuan presents a poster on perovskite chalcogenides at the Materials Research Society Spring Meeting at Phoenix. Good show Shanyuan!
04/12 - Kevin presented a poster on his work on using "Rietveld refinement of the structure of perovskite chalcogenides" at the annual USC undergraduate symposium. Well done Kevin!
03/31 - Kevin wins the prestigious Barry Goldwater Fellowship. More information on the fellowship is available at wikipedia here and the official press release from the foundation is here. Congratulations Kevin!
03/28 - Jayakanth presented an invited seminar as a part of the Condensed Matter Seminar Series of Physics department at University of Utah. Thanks Vikram for the invitation.
03/24 - Our CEMMA outreach event was profiled by our partner organization, The center for powerful public schools, here.
03/14 - Kevin will be attending the E3S REU program at UC Berkeley this summer. Congrats Kevin!
03/09 - Shanyuan passed the qualifying exam. Congratulations Shanyuan!
02/28 - More news articles on the Advanced Materials paper. Advanced Science News, the news and views website of Wiley publications, and Nanowerk feature our work. The link to the articles are here and here!
02/24 - We successfully organized our second outreach event to Carson High School students to educate and expose them to practical applications of electromagnetic interaction with matter. The students visited our group and Prof. Rehan Kapadia's group for lab tours, besides the feature event of visiting CEMMA for the tour and demonstration of the materials characterization equipment. This event was organized in collaboration with USC VAST, CEMMA, Center for Powerful Public Schools and Carson High School. More information to follow soon.
01/19 - William Zhou has been admitted to MIT and Stanford MSE Graduate programs. William was a summer intern in our lab this past summer. Congratulations William!
01/18 - Jayakanth and collaborators organized a symposium entitled "Interfacial Phenomena in Multifunctional Heterostructures: From Theory to Transport Processes" as a part of the American Ceramics Society (ACerS) conference - EMA 2017 held at Orlando, FL between January 18-20, 2017.
01/12 - Kevin and Kangmin win the Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowship for the Spring semester. This is the third time Kevin is winning this fellowship. Congrats to both Kevin and Kangmin!
12/22 - New Article: “S. Niu, H. Huyan, Y. Liu, M. Yeung, K. Ye, L. Blankemeier, T. Orvis, D. Sarkar, D. J. Singh, R. Kapadia, and J. Ravichandran, “Band-Gap Control via Structural and Chemical Tuning of Transition Metal Perovskite Chalcogenides", Advanced Materials.
11/14 - New Article: “Thermoelectric and thermal transport properties of complex oxide thin films, heterostructures and superlattices, Journal of Materials Research. (Invited Review - Early Career Scholar in Materials Science)
11/12 - Shanyuan, Tom and Yang present posters at the annual departmental symposium. Shanyuan wins one of the four poster awards (see picture here, new article here, and album here). Congratulations Shanyuan!
10/03 - Kangmin joins our group. Welcome Kangmin!
09/28 - New Article: “Ambipolar Transport and Magneto-resistance Crossover in a Mott Insulator, Sr2IrO4”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.
09/14 - Kevin was awarded Provost's Fellowship for the fall semester. Congrats Kevin!
08/01 - Shengyuan joins our group. Welcome Shengyuan!
07/01 - Fausto joins our lab as a Ph.D. student. Welcome Fausto!
06/30 - We received our first federal support from AFOSR (PM: Dr. Ken Goretta).
06/29 - Our lab is hosting two middle school teachers and two high school students over the summer as a part of the NSF RET program at USC and the SHINE program respectively! Thanks to Dr. Gisele Ragusa and Dr. Katie Mills for organizing these programs.
06/13 - Tom passed the screening exam. Congratulations Tom!
05/18 - Kunjesh joins our lab for the summer as a Viterbi India Fellow. Welcome Kunjesh!
05/17 - Chambers installed and working now!
04/27 - Laser installed and working now!
04/18 - Kevin wins the competitive Rose Hills fellowship to perform summer research in our lab! Congratulations Kevin!
04/13 - Kevin participates in annual USC undergraduate symposium. Good show Kevin!
04/12 - Huaixun joins our group. Welcome Hua!
04/01 - We organized a one day outreach event for high school students of Carson high in collaboration with USC VAST, Center for Powerful Public Schools, and CEMMA. This will be annual event targeting high schools to create awareness about career options in Materials Science and Engineering through demonstrations, talks etc.
03/23 - Chamber delivered!
03/16 - Laser delivered!
03/16 - Lab renovation is complete and we are ready to move in! Stay tuned for lab pictures.
02/22 - Jayakanth presented an invited talk at the Conference on Energy Materials Nanotechnology Meeting on Thermoelectric Materials (EMN 2016) at Orlando, FL.
01/22 - Jayakanth presented an invited talk at the Conference on Electronic Materials and Applications 2016 (EMA 2016) at Orlando, FL. The conference was organized by American Ceramics Society.
01/11 - Kevin wins the competitive USC Provost's Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Congrats Kevin!
11/18 - We have a news article published in the Viterbi Engineering School's news section about the Graduate Symposium. You can find the news article and a picture of Shanyuan here.
11/06 - Shanyuan and Kaihang participate in our department's Annual Graduate Symposium and present their research through posters. Shanyuan is one of the four poster award winners. Congratulations Shanyuan, great show!
08/28 - Dhyey joins our group. Welcome Dhyey!
08/28 - Hannah and Kevin join our group. Welcome Hannah and Kevin!
08/14 - Tom joins our group. Welcome Tom!
06/22 - Malcolm Pithawalla from Arcadia High School joins us for the summer. Welcome Malcolm!
05/16 - Yang joins our group. Welcome Yang!