Research Team Members

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ALIAKSEI CHARNUKHA

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Investigation of the itinerant-carrier dynamics of unconventional superconductors and strongly correlated electron systems in the THz and far-infrared spectral range by means of far- and near-field optical spectroscopy/microscopy at cryogenic temperatures.

Email : acharnukha@ucsd.edu

ALEX FRENZEL

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Ultrafast near-field microscopy.

Email : afrenzel@physics.ucsd.edu


GUANGXIN NI

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Graphene.

Email : gni@ucsd.edu

KIRK POST

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Investigation of the itinerant-carrier dynamics of unconventional superconductors and strongly correlated electron systems in the THz and far-infrared spectral range by means of far- and near-field optical spectroscopy/microscopy at cryogenic temperatures.

Email : kwpost@physics.ucsd.edu


ALEX SWINTON MCLEOD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests:  Low temperature plasmonics in ultra-high mobility graphene; tunable insulator-metal transitions in strained correlated oxides and charge density wave systems; scanning near-field optical microscopy at low temperatures; theory and interpretation of near-field optical microscopy.

Projects: Guiding & controlling ballistic plasmons in high mobility graphene devices; nano-optics of graphene modulated by a tunable Moiré potential; infrared nano-imaging and spectroscopy of insulator-metal transitions in strained vanadates, nickelates, & ruthenates.

TED STINSON

Graduate Student

Research interests: Near-field spectroscopy, high-Tc Superconductivity, Terahertz Time-Domain spectroscopy.

Projects: Construction of a novel THz near-field microscope for spectroscopic measurements in ultra-high vacuum.

Email : hstinson@physics.ucsd.edu


AARON STERNBACH

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Strongly correlated electron systems.

Email : aaronsternbach11@gmail.com

SAI SWAROOP SUNKU

Graduate Student

Email : sss2236@columbia.edu


SIYUAN DAI

Graduate Student

Research interests: Near-field nano-optics, Phonon Polaritons, boron nitride, hyperbolic materials, 2D materials, plasmonics.

Email : siyuandai1991@gmail.com

YINMING SHAO

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Topological Insulators and 2D materials.

Email : shaoyinming@gmail.com


LIN XIONG

Graduate Student

RAN JING

Graduate Student