Principal Investigators (PIs)

IRG1IRG2 | Seed Projects

 
IRG1: Heterostructures of van der Waals Materials

Katayun Barmak

Katayun Barmak (IRG1)
Philips Electronics Professor,
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
Research Interests: Processing and structure relationships to electrical and magnetic properties of metal films; Developing transmission electron microscopy automated orientation imaging techniques that can be applied to the study of nanostructured materials 
 
 

 

Cory Dean

Cory Dean (IRG1/IRG2)
Professor of Physics,
Department of Physics, Columbia University
Research Interests: Condensed matter physics; Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
 
 
 
 
Tony Heinz
Tony Heinz (IRG1)
Professor of Applied Physics and Photon Science,
Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University
Research Interests: Spectroscopy and properties of nanoscale materials and interfaces; Spectroscopic techniques
 
 
 
 
 
 

James Hone

James Hone (IRG1)
Wang Fong Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
Research Interests: Nanoscale materials; Two-dimensional materials; Mechanical properties; Nano electronics; Nano-electromechanical systems; Mechano-biology
 
 

 

 

 

Lia Krusin-Elbaum
Lia Krusin-Elbaum (IRG1)
Professor,
Department of Physics, City College of New York
Research Interests: Physics of complex nanostructured materials; Strong electron correlations; Quantum phase transitions; Superconductivity
 
 
 
 
 

Vinod Menon

Vinod Menon (IRG1)
Professor & Chair,
Department of Physics, City College of New York
Research Interests: Nano and micro photonics; Photonics; Quantum technologies
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hector Ochoa
Hector Ochoa De Eguileor Romillo (IRG1)
Associate Research Scientist,
Department of Physics, Columbia University
Research Interests: Spintronics and magnetism; Quantum transport in disordered media; Quantum Hall physics; Graphene and other 2D materials
 
 
 
 
Vadim Oganesyan
Vadim Oganesyan (IRG1)
Associate Professor,
Department of Physics, College of Staten Island
Research Interests: Theoretical and condensed matter physics; Magnetism; Superconductivity; Far out of equilibrium dynamics 
 
 
 
 
 
Jon Owen
Jonathan Owen (IRG1)
Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Research Interests: Inorganic materials
 
 
 
 
 
Abhay Pasupathy
Abhay Pasupathy (IRG1)
Associate Professor of Physics,
Department of Physics, Columbia University
Research Interests: Atomic, molecular, and optical physics; Condensed matter physics 
 
 
 
 
 
Theanne Schiros
Theanne Schrios (IRG1/Seed)
Assistant Professor,
Fashion Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Biomaterials; Materials Science; Sustainability; Physics
 
 
 
 
 
Maria Tamargo
Maria Tamargo (IRG1)
Professor of Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry, City College of New York
Research Interests: Materials growth and properties of semiconductor multi-layered structures grown by liquid phase epitaxy (LPE), molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and gas source MBE
 
 
 
 
Jamie Teherani
James Teherani (IRG1)
Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
Research Interests: Devices; Materials; Modeling & Simulation; Nanoscience; Sustainable Humanity and Energy
 
 
 
 
 
Xiaoyang Zhu
Xiaoyang Zhu (IRG2/IRG1)
Howard Family Professor of Nanoscience,
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Research Interests: Experimental Physical; Materials
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IRG2: Creating Multifunctional Materials from Superatoms

Simon Billinge (IRG2)Simon Billinge
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics,
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
Research Interests: Amorphous and nanostructured pharmaceuticals and molecular materials; Methods for solving the nanostructure problem; Nanoscale fluctuations in exotic electronic materials; Nanostructured materials for energy and environmental remediation; Software for complex modeling and nanostructure determination
 
 
 
 
Andrew Crowther
Andrew Crowther (IRG2)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry, Barnard College
Research Interests: Vibrational Properties of Nanomaterials; Chemistry of graphene; Raman spectroscopy; Reaction dynamics
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cory DeanCory Dean (IRG1/IRG2)
Professor of Physics,
Department of Physics, Columbia University
Research Interests: Condensed matter physics; Atomic, molecular, and optical physics

 

 

 

Ann McDermottAnn McDermott (IRG2)

Esther and Ronald Breslow Professor of Biological Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Research Interests: Biological; Experimental Physical
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andrew MillisAndrew Millis (IRG2)
Professor of Physics,
Department of Physics, Columbia University
Research Interests: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics; Condensed Matter Physics
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colin Nuckolls
Colin Nuckolls (IRG2/Seed)
Higgins Professor of Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Research Interests: Experimental Physical; Inorganic; Materials; Organic
 
 
 
 
 
 
David Reichman
David Reichman (IRG2)
Professor of Chemistry; Chair
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Research Interests: Theoretical; Disordered materials
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xavier Roy
Xavier Roy (IRG2/Seed)
Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Research Interests: Inorganic; Materials
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Steigerwald (IRG2)
Associate Research Scientist,
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Research Interests: Experimental Physical; Inorganic; Materials; Organic

 

 
Latha Venkataraman
Latha Venkataraman (IRG2/Seed)
Lawrence Gussman Professor of Applied Physics, Professor of Chemistry, and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
Research Interests: Single moleculte electronics and mechanics; Scanning tunneling microscopy & spectroscopy; X-ray photoemission spectroscopy
 
 
 
 
 
Yuan Yang
Yuan Yang (IRG2)
Associate Professor,
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
Research Interests: Exploration of novel materials and chemsitry for advanced energy storage; Thermal harvesting and management; Investigation of fundamental structure-property correlations and chemical processes in energy materials and devices
 
 
 
 
 
Xiaoyang Zhu
Xiaoyang Zhu (IRG2/IRG1)
Howard Family Professor of Nanoscience,
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Research Interests: Experimental Physical; Materials

 

 
 
 
 
 

Seed Projects

Ana Asenjo-Garcia
Ana Asenjo-Garcia (Seed)
Assistant Professor of Physics,
Department of Physics, Columbia University
Research Interests: Atomic, molecular, and optical physics; Condensed matter physics
 
 
 
 
 
 
Helen Lu
Helen Lu (Seed)
Vice Chair and Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University
Research Interests: Interface tissue engineering and engineering complex tissues; Multi-functional and inductive biomaterial design for guiding stem cell differentiation; Biomimetic models to elucidate cell-material interactions; Mechanism of biomineralization; Orthopaedic and dental biomaterials
 
 
 
 
Colin Nuckolls
Colin Nuckolls (IRG2/Seed)
Higgins Professor of Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Research Interests: Experimental Physical; Inorganic; Materials; Organic

 

 

 

Xavier Roy
Xavier Roy (IRG2/Seed)
Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry, Columbia University
Research Interests: Inorganic; Materials

 

 

 

Theanne Schiros
Theanne Schrios (IRG1/Seed)
Assistant Professor,
Fashion Institute of Technology
Research Interests: Biomaterials; Materials Science; Sustainability; Physics

 

 

 

Latha Venkataraman
Latha Venkataraman (IRG2/Seed)
Lawrence Gussman Professor of Applied Physics, Professor of Chemistry, and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University
Research Interests: Single moleculte electronics and mechanics; Scanning tunneling microscopy & spectroscopy; X-ray photoemission spectroscopy