​Bonnie Vannatter is a senior of MSE at Georgia Tech. She was born and raised in Austin, Texas, living there until she graduated in 2016. 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. tBonnie’s hobbies and interests include reading, camping, and going on hikes.

Luo Zhang was a visiting PhD student from Ocean University of China. Luo was born in Jining, Shandong province, China. He received his B.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2013. He is pursuing for his Ph.D. degree in Marine Materials Science and Engineering at Ocean University of China. He loves swimming and watching soccer matches.

Yiren Wu was born and raised in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, China. She received her Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University in June 2014. Yiren joined the Qin Lab in October 2014 and received her PhD degree in May 2019. She is currently making a transition to her engineering position at Intel. Yiren was the recipient of GT-MSE Topping Grant of 2018. Yiren loves reading, music, swimming, and calligraphy.

Daniel Wang is a senior of ME at Georgia Tech. Daniel joined the Qin Lab during his freshman year. He worked on trimetallic nanocrystals for applications in plasmonics and catalysis. As a Chinese born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, he attended the American International School of Budapest for twelve years before graduating in 2015. Daniel is also a passionate runner who loves watching tennis and helping out the community.

Zhiwei (Ryan) Zhang, a visiting PhD student from Xiamen University, spent two years in the Qin Lab. Ryan was born in Chuzhou, Anhui province, China. After receiving his B.S. degree in Micro-electronics from Xiamen University in 2009, Ryan has been working with Professor Zhengyun Wu on his PhD in Micro-electronics and Solid Physics at Xiamen University. He loves singing a song, playing basketball, and watching 3D movies.

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.  Junki was borned and raised in South Korea but he earned his high school dipoloma in Seattle, Washington. Junki likes sports of various kinds.

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 was born and raised in Shanghai. After receiving his BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) in May, 2013. His interests and hobbies include calligraphy, swimming, basketball and hiking.

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 was born in Xuyi, Jiangsu Province, China. She received her BS and PhD in Environmental Chemistry from Lanzhou University. She loves Chinese traditional medicine and philosophy.

Nina Su has been working in the Qin lab since her freshmen year at Georgia Tech. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree after graduating with a BS from MSE at Georgia Tech. Nina was born in Taiwan before coming to the US for high school in Georgia. She is passionate about  traveling and enjoys watching movies and sports.

Dr. Sarah Winget is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Agnes Scott College. Sarah is joining the Qin Lab group meetings with her contribution to our research projects. 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.). She also loves to cycle and to run!

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. He is current associate professor in the institute of advanced synthesis (IAS) at Nanjing Institute of Technology University (Nanjing Tech).

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 associate 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. At present, Jonathan is a sophomore at Columbia University with a major in applied mathematics and minor in MSE.

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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