Principal Investigator

Lena F. Kourkoutis

Lena F. Kourkoutis

she | her | hers
Associate Professor
School of Applied and Engineering Physics
PARADIM, Co-Director
CABES, Method Thrust Co-Leader

Office: 235 Clark Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 255-9121
E-mail: lena.f.kourkoutis-at-cornell.edu

Bio Sketch

 

Graduate Students

Lopa Bhatt

Lopa Bhatt

she | her | hers
B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago
E-mail: lb628-at-cornell.edu

 Michael Colletta

Michael Colletta

B.A., Vassar College
E-mail: mrc297-at-cornell.edu

 Danielle Markovich

Danielle Markovich

B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
CABES Fellow, 2019-21
E-mail: dm844-at-cornell.edu

 Noah Schnitzer

Noah Schnitzer

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B.S., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Webb@KIC Fellow, 2020-21
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
E-mail: nis29-at-cornell.edu

Michelle Smeaton

Michelle Smeaton

she | her | hers
B.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
E-mail: mas856-at-cornell.edu

Yue Yu

Yue Yu

B.A., Grinnell College
E-mail: yy758-at-cornell.edu

Former Members

Postdoctoral Fellows
Prof. Robert Hovden

Postdoctoral Researcher, Cornell University | 2014-2016
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, MSE | 2017-present

Dr. Elisabeth F. Bianco

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University | 2018-2021
Development Scientist, Micron Technology | 2021-present

Graduate Students
Dr. David Baek

Ph.D., Cornell University | 2018
Intel Corp. | 2018-present

Dr. Benjamin H. Savitzky

Ph.D., Cornell University | 2018
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | 2018-present

Dr. Michael J. Zachman

Ph.D., Cornell University | 2018
Oak Ridge National Laboratory | 2018-present

Dr. Jade M. Noble

Ph.D., Cornell University | 2018
ORISE Fellow, U.S. Food and Drug Administration | 2018-present

Dr. Katherine A. Spoth

Ph.D., Cornell University | 2018
Cornell Center for Materials Research | 2018-present

Dr. Ismail El Baggari

Ph.D., Cornell University | 2020
The Rowland Institute at Harvard | 2020-present

Xue Bai

M.S., Cornell University | 2015
Google Inc. | 2015-present

Dr. Pengzi Liu

M.S., Cornell University | 2015
Ph.D., Yale University | 2022

Laila Hayani

M.S., Cornell University | 2019
Ph.D. student, University of Michigan | 2019-2021
Data Analyst, Naima Health | 2021-present

Colin Bundschu

M.S., Cornell University | 2018
Ph.D. student, Cornell University | 2018-present

Taylor Moon

M.S., Cornell University | 2021

Dr. Berit H. Goodge

Ph.D., Cornell University | 2022
UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley | 2022-present
Schmidt Science Fellow | 2022-present

Undergraduate Researchers
Jeffrey Commons

REU Student | Summer 2013
Ph.D. Student, Physics, University of Washington | 2018-present

Jerry Contreras

REU Student | Summer 2014
Physics, The University of Texas-Pan American

Dr. Mallika Bariya

Undergraduate Researcher | 2014-15
Ph.D. student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley | 2016-present
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Suk Hyun Sung

Undergraduate Researcher | 2014-16
Visiting Researcher | 2017
Ph.D. student, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan | 2017-present

Joseph Szabo

REU Student | Summer 2015
Ph.D. student, Physics, The Ohio State University | 2016-present

Saaj Chattopadhyay

Undergraduate Researcher | 2016-19
Ph.D student, Applied Physics, University of Michigan | 2019-present

Tayler Hebner

REU Student | Summer 2016
Ph.D. student, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder | 2019-present
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Arthur McCray

REU Student | Summers 2016 & 2017
Ph.D. student, Applied Physics, Northwestern University | 2018-present

Emily Waite

Undergraduate Researcher | 2017-18
Ph.D. student, Physics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | 2020-present

Jacob Waelder

REU Student | Summer 2017
Ph.D. student, Applied Physics, University of Michigan | 2019-present

Kevin Kowalski

Undergraduate Researcher | 2017-18

Matthew Danbury

Undergraduate Researcher | 2017-18
Engineering Physics, Cornell University

Oscar Jaramillo

REU Student | Summer 2018
Ph.D. student, Applied Physics, Cornell University | 2019-present

Qijia Chen

Undergraduate Researcher | Summer 2018

William Xu

Undergraduate Researcher | Fall 2019 – Spring 2021

Arnav Agrawal

Undergraduate Researcher | Spring 2021

Erin Fleck

Undergraduate Researcher | 2018-22
NSF Graduate Research Fellow | 2022
Ph.D. student, Applied Physics, Stanford University | 2022-present

Ray Chang

Undergraduate Researcher | 2019-22
Ph.D. student, Physics, Princeton | 2022-present

Sunny Wong

Undergraduate Researcher | 2020-22
McNair Scholar
Ph.D. student, MSE, UIUC | 2022-present

Greg Powers

Undergraduate Researcher | 2021-22
Engineering Physics, Cornell University

Gloria Davidova

Undergraduate Researcher | 2021-22
Engineering Physics, Cornell University

Sara Irvine

REU Student | Summer 2021
Ph.D. student, Applied Physics, Stanford University | 2022-present

Lanette Espinosa

REU Student | Summer 2021

Hanna Porter

REU Student | Summer 2021

Beatriz Avila-Rimer

REU Student | Summer 2021

Kevin Hernandez

REU Student | Summer 2022