Dr. Dong Qin was born and raised in Shanghai, China. Her academic records include a BS in Chemistry from Fudan University, a PhD in Physical Chemistry with Professor Hai-Lung Dai from the University of Pennsylvania, a postdoctoral stint in Materials Chemistry with Professor George M. Whitesides at Harvard University, and an MBA from the University of Washington. Dr. Qin is the recipients of Georgia Tech CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2015, 3M Non-tenured faculty award 2015-2018, GT-Geoffrey G. Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award 2018, and the GT Provost Teaching and Learning Fellow 2018-2020, respectively.

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Atlanta, GA 30332-0400

Office: MolSE 3100N (3rd Floor)

Phone: (404) 385-2182

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Dr. Tung-Han Yang, a recipient of the Postdoctoral Study Abroad Program Scholarship from Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, is leading on initiatives in the Qin Lab. Tung-Han received his BS in ChemE from National Cheng-Kung University, and MS and PhD in MSE from National Tsing-Hua University. He spent two years with Professor Younan Xia at GT-BME as a visiting PhD student from 2015-2017. His hobbies include playing volleyball and watching MLB and NBA games with his friends. 

Dr. Peng Wang, a recipient of the International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship Program from China Scholarship Council, is a visiting scholar from Shandong University of Technology. Peng was born in Linyi, Shandong province, China. He received his BS from Shandong University of Science and Technology in 2010 and his PhD in Materials Science from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2016. His hobbies include playing badminton, table tennis, and swimming.

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Jae Wan (Albert) Ahn is the 5th year PhD student of MSE at Georgia Tech, a recipient of GT-MSE topping grant of 2018. Albert is working on bimetallic and trimetallic noble nanocrystals with controls in morphology. Most recently, he is developing the SERS as a new platform to investigate the interaction between ligands and Ag nanocrystals. Albert received his BS from MSE at Georgia Tech in 2015 and he was the recipient of GT-PURA award. Albert was born and raised in Korea before he came to the US for high school. Albert enjoys his hobbies that inclde playing piano, creative writing, and Mahjong.

Shi (Shirley) Shi is the 3rd year PhD student of MSE at Georgia Tech. Shirley was born and raised in Chengde, Hebei Province, China. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Physics from Nanjing University and Master of Engineering degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Shirley is currently working on the investigation of the interface between isocyanide probe and Ag nancrystals and its impact on the enhanced properties of Ag nanocrystals by tailoring the electronic structure of silver. Her hobbies include calligraphy, swimming, and playing the piano.

Ruoqi (Rosie) Gao  is the 1st year PhD student of MSE at Georgia Tech. Rosie was born and raised in Echou, Hubei Province, China. After receiving her BE in MSE from Wuhan University of Technology in July 2019, Rosie is currently is working on bimetallic and trimetallic nanocrystals with integrated plasmonic and catalytic properties for monitoring chemical reactions by surface-enhanced Raman scattering.  In spare time, Rosie enjoys reading, jogging, and listening to music.

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Miriam Koga is a sophomore majoring in MSE at Georgia Tech. She was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In May 2019, Miriam received the GE Women's Network Scholarship from the Society of Women Engineers. She aims to undertake research to understand the corrosion of metallic nanocrystals at the nanoscale in the fall of 2019. She is also the CTO of the Materials Innovation and Learning Lab (MILL) and enjoys running to de-stress and learning new languages in her free time.

Kinnera Banda is a freshman major of ME at Georgia Tech. She was born in Englewood, Colorado, but spent the majority of her life in India. She moved to Grand Rapids, MI, in 2016.  To immerse herself in research, she joined the Qin Lab in Spring 2019. Kinnera’s interests and hobbies include ballroom dancing, swimming, and reading.

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