901 Atlantic Drive

Atlanta, GA 30332-0400

Office: MolSE 3100N (3rd Floor)

Phone: (404) 385-2182

Fax: (404) 385-3734


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 2018-2019, the GT Provost Teaching and Learning Fellow 2018-2020, and GT Class of 1940 W. Roane Beard Outstanding Teacher Award 2020, respectively.



Shi (Shirley) Shi is the 4th 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 2nd 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.
Mr. Chengyuan Shao is the incoming PhD student, fall 2021.
Mr. Qijia Huang is the incoming PhD student, fall 2021.

Hansong Yu is the first-year master student of MSE at Georgia Tech. Hansong was born and raised in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Northeastern University (China) in 2020. Hansong is currently working on the Ag-M1-M2 trimetallic nanoframes. He loves playing soccer, snowboarding and watching movies in his spare time.


Austin Gies is a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. He was born and raised in Chesapeake, VA. In the past he has enjoyed teaching and mentoring perspective engineering students by working for the National Student Leadership Conference in engineering during the summer of 2019. He also volunteers with the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta and instructs elementary school students in S.T.E.M. enrichment courses with the CEISMC K.I.D.S. Club. In his free time, Austin enjoys playing golf and cheering on the Washington Nationals and Capitals in the MLB and NHL.