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Shi (Shirley) Shi received her PhD degree in MSE in Summer 2021 at Georgia Tech. Her academic records include a BS in Materials Physics from Nanjing University and a Master of Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Shirley had been working on the investigation of the interface between isocyanide probe and Ag nanocrystals and its impact on the enhanced properties of Ag nanocrystals.
Dr. Peng Wang, a recipient of the International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship Program from China Scholarship Council, was a visiting scholar from Shandong University of Technology from November 2018 to November 2020. 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.
Jae Wan (Albert) Ahn, a recipient of GT-MSE topping grant of 2018, received his PhD in MSE in December 2019 . He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the department of MSE at KAIST, South Korea. Albert had been working on bimetallic and trimetallic noble nanocrystals with controls in morphology. He has also developed 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.
Dr. Tung-Han Yang, a recipient of the Postdoctoral Study Abroad Program Scholarship from Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, worked on SERS studies of polymers on Ag nanocubes by SERS from September 2019 to December 2020. 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. He is currently assistant professor of Chemical Engineering at National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan.
Bonnie Vannatter graduated with her BS in MSE in 2020 from Georgia Tech. As her first attempt in research, Bonnie joined the Qin lab from the spring 2017 to 2019 for understanding the adsorption of ligands on the surface of Ag nanocubes by SERS. Bonnie will start her new job at Boeing in Seattle in the summer of 2020.
Luo Zhang was a visiting PhD student from Ocean University of China. He received his B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2013.
Yiren Wu received her Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2014 and she received her PhD degree in 2019. She is currently working at Intel.
Daniel Wang graduated with his BS in ME from Georgia Tech in 2019. Daniel joined the Qin Lab during his freshman year. He worked on trimetallic nanocrystals for applications in plasmonics and catalysis. He is current a graduate student at MIT.
Zhiwei (Ryan) Zhang, a visiting PhD student from Xiamen University, spent two years in the Qin Lab. Ryan received his B.S. degree in Micro-electronics from Xiamen University in 2009 and his PhD in Micro-electronics and Solid Physics at Xiamen University in 2019.
Jun Ki Kim graduated with his master degree in December 2017. He took Dr. Qin's MSE 4330 class in 2014 and after that he was recruited to the Qin Lab for research for almost three years. Junki had been working on the bimetallic nanocrystals (Ag@Au nanocubes) and their transformation into nanoboxes with holes at corners. He is currently Research Engineer at KSOE in South Korea.
Xiaojun Sun became the first PhD from the Qin Lab in December 2017. His PhD thesis entitled "bimetallic nanocrystals for applications in plamonics and catalysis". He is currently employed at KLA Tencor in the bay area. Xiaojun received his BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) in May, 2013.
Dr. Yun Zhang, the recipient of the International Postdoctoral Exchange Fellowship Program from China Scholarship Council, spent two years in the Qin Lab (2016-2017). Her research focuses on nanotechnology for environmental application. Yun received her BS and PhD in Environmental Chemistry from Lanzhou University. She is currently an Associate Professor at Lan Zhou University.
Yu-Yun Nina Su has been working in the Qin lab since her freshmen year at Georgia Tech (2013-2017). She graduated with her BS and MS in MSE in 2017. She is currently Quality Lab Supervisor at Voestalpine, Georgia.
Dr. Sarah Winget is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Agnes Scott College. Sarah joined the Qin Lab group meetings with her contribution to our research projects in 2013-2015. Sarah received her BSc in Chemistry from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (U.K.) and a DPhil in Physical Chemistry with Dr Colin Bain from the University of Oxford (U.K.).
Chia-Wei Wang spent one year (2015-2016) as a visiting student in the Qin Lab from National Taiwan University. Chia-wei has demonstrated a unique apporach to unravel the etching pathway of twinned nanocubes by using the glucoxidase system. Chia-Wei received his bachelor degree in Chemistry from National Taiwan University.
Jiawei Zhang spent two years in the Qin Lab (2013-2015) as the visiting PhD student from Xiamen University, China. Jiawei has demonstrated the vertical growth of citrate-free Ag nanocubes into bipyramids or twinned cubes. He also fabricated Au-coated cubocatahedra with enormous SERS detection sensitivity for in-situ SERS of Au-catalytic reactions. Jiwei received his BS in Chemistry from Jinan University, China.
Dr. Jumei Li spent two years in the Qin Lab (2013-2015) as the visiting scholar from Jing Dezheng Institute of Ceramics, China. Jumei has demonstrated facile synthesis of Ag@Pd-Ag nanocubes. By simply controlling the composition of Pd to Ag, she was able to integrate the optimal SERS and catalytic properties into a single nanocube for highly sensitive monitoring of Pd-catalytic reactions by SERS. Jumei received her BS in chemical engineering and PhD in polymer science from Sichuan University. and Fudan University, respectively.
Dr. Yin Yang spent two years (2012-2014) in the Qin lab as a visiting PhD student from Fudan University in China. Yin was the first to demonstrate the deposition of Au atoms on Ag nanocrystals for the fabrication of Ag@Au core-shell nanocrystals with desired SERS properties and improved chemical stability. Yin received his BS and PhD in materials physics from Fudan University.
Dr. Qiang Zhang was a research associate of MSE at Georgia Tech from 2012-2013. He developed citrate-free synthesis of Ag nanoplates. Qiang received his BS in Materials Physics and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He is currently professor at the East China Normal University in Shanghai, China.
Jonathan Li worked as an NUE-supported high school student in the summer of 2012 and he made great contributions to the very first peer-reviewed paper published by the Qin Lab. His work earned him several recognitions, including a semifinalist of the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search (STS) and a semifinalist and regional finalist of the 2012 Siemens Competition. Jonathan earned his BA in Economics and Mathematics from Columbia University. At present, Jonathan is an investor relations analyst at Facebook.
Raymond Iurilli was working on the synthesis of Ag nanoplates when he was a junior of MSE at Georgia Tech in the fall 2012 and the spring of 2013. He made great contributions to the very first peer-reviewed paper published by the Qin Lab. After receiving his BS in MSE from Georgia Tech in 2014, Raymond is currently working as a Materials Engineer at Corning, New York.
Logan Blackstad was the NSF-NUE-REU recipient of summer 2012 and he was working on the stability of silver nanocrystals in colloidal system. Logan made great contributions to the article that was published by the Qin Lab in 2014.
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