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Nanoscience

Sayantani Ghosh Sayantani Ghosh
Associate Professor

Professor Ghosh's research interests span traditional topics in condensed matter physics such as correlated magnetic phases and coupled quantum systems, as well as emerging multi-disciplinary themes such as hybrid solar cells and plasmonics-based opto-electronic devices. Her group focuses on the physics of new materials and using ultra-fast time resolved spectroscopy, develops techniques and protocols to manipulate their properties for applications in energy storage and information processing devices.
The current research topics in her group include:

  • Cooperative energy transfer dynamics in self-assembled nanostructured materials
  • Directed assembly of metallic, magnetic and semiconducting nanostructures using liquid crystal based electro-optically active matrices
  • Hybrid photovoltaic devices including solar cells and luminescent solar concentrators
  • Exotic magnetic phases originating from geometric frustration in doped and undoped systems

In addition, Professor Ghosh is also the founding faculty and advisor of UC Merced Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE@UCM).

sghosh@ucmerced.edu
(209) 228-4055
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Michael Scheibner
Associate Professor
  • Light-matter interactions
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Coupled quantum systems
  • Quantum information
mscheibner@ucmerced.edu
(209) 230-5509
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Lin Tian
Associate Professor

Quantum optics and quantum coherent effects in condensed matter systems

  • Quantum information
  • Quantum simulation
ltian@ucmerced.edu
(209) 228-4209
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Jing Xu
Assistant Professor
  • Experimental biophysics
  • Quantitative biology
  • Optical trapping
  • Single-molecule and small-ensemble experiments
  • Molecular motors
jxu8@ucmerced.edu
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Chih-Chun Chien Chih-Chun Chien
Assistant Professor

Theoretical atomic and molecular physics.

cchien5@ucmerced.edu
(209) 228-2224
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David Strubbe
Assistant Professor

Theoretical condensed-matter physics and materials science, amorphous materials, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, scientific code development for high-performance computing

dstrubbe@ucmerced.edu
(209) 228-4481
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