Team

Lab hike in Topanga State Park, August 2019

Postdoctoral Researchers

Jyotirmoy Mandal
Ph.D., Columbia University

Jyoti is a postdoctoral researcher in the Materials Science and Engineering department. His interests include disordered metamaterials, radiative cooling, energy conversion, optics and biomimetics. As a researcher, his focus is on combining inherent and structural properties of materials for novel and inexpensive optical applications.

Graduate Students

Jin Xu
B.S, M.S., Xi’an Jiaotong University

Jin is a third year Ph.D. student in the Materials Science and Engineering department. Her current research directions include studying the impact of tunable emissivity materials, controlling the spectral and angular emissivity of thermal radiation, and investigating complex nanophotonic systems through a range of numerical, theoretical and experimental techniques.

John Brewer
B.S., Optical Sciences and Engineering, University of Arizona
NRT-INFEWS Trainee

John is a second year Ph.D. student in the Materials Science and Engineering department. He is interested in topics including optical meta-materials, non-hermitian optics, and energy conservation. His current research investigates how optical meta-materials can be used to create sensing and imaging devices in the infrared wavelengths.

Chris Yeung
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, UC Irvine
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA

Chris is a second year Ph.D. student in the Materials Science and Engineering department. Previously, Chris was a Product Manager at MSC Software where he worked with customers such as Siemens, Ford, Caterpillar, and Boeing to develop their materials data management systems. He is interested in advancing the intersection of materials science and machine learning. His current research pursues the design of novel nanophotonic structures through artificial intelligence and physics-driven computational methods.

Xin Huang
B.S., Materials Chemistry, Zhengzhou University
M.S., Materials Science, University of Rochester

Xin is a second year Ph.D. student in the Materials Science and Engineering department. He is examining new means of controlling thermal systems with photonics and its application for energy and water conservation.

Ju-Ming Tsai
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University

Ju-Ming is a second year Master’s student in the Materials Science and Engineering. His current research investigates implementing new machine learning algorithms for the design of nanophotonic structures.

Visiting Students

Yusaku Kawagoe (M.S. student, Nagoya University, JUACEP program)

Bin Zhao (Ph.D. student, USTC)

Team photo, Summer 2018

If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact Prof. Raman with a CV and a brief description of your background and interests.

Lab Alumni

Bhaskar Abhiraman (Undergraduate, VIPER program)

Mohamed Elshabrawishy (Undergraduate, VIPER program)

Baran Kayim (Undergraduate, PURM Award)

Sergio Roman (Undergraduate, PURM Award)

Angela Yang (Undergraduate, VIPER Program)