The Team


James A. Weeks Professor of Physical Sciences

Principal Investigator

Kyle Shen's research interests lie in the area of the synthesis and investigation of novel quantum materials. In particular, his research focuses on creating and controlling emergent phenomena at artificial interfaces and superlattices, interfacial and high-Tc superconductivity, utilizing techniques such as angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and resonant x-ray scattering (RXS). 

He received his B.Sc. degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T., and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University. His honors include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship (Cornell's highest award for undergraduate teaching), the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, the Research Corporation Cottrell Scholars Award, an NSF CAREER Award, an National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers Fellow, the NSERC Howard Alper Prize, an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Dr. Shuolong Yang 

Kavli (KIC) Postdoctoral Fellow
 Ph.D. Stanford, 2016

Dr. Ludi Miao

Postdoctoral Scholar

Ph.D. Tulane, 2014

Dr. Luca Moreschini

PARADIM Staff Scientist 
Ph.D. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, 2009

Brendan Faeth

Graduate Student

B.Sc., University of Florida, NSF Graduate Fellow

Ed Lochocki

Graduate Student

B.Sc., Rutgers University

Jocienne Nelson

Graduate Student

B.Sc., Oberlin College, 
NSF Graduate Fellow

Chris Parzyck

Graduate Student

B.Sc., U.C. San Diego

Jacob Ruf

Graduate Student

B.Sc., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Haofei Wei

Graduate Student

B.Sc., M.I.T.
NSF Graduate Fellow &


Yifan Su

Undergraduate Researcher

Yonghun Lee

Undergraduate Researcher

Matthew Fu

Undergraduate Researcher


Dr. Jason Kawasaki

Dr. Jason Kawasaki

KIC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2016

Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professor John Harter

Prof. John Harter

Ph.D. Cornell, 2013

Assistant Professor at UC Santa Barbara

Dr. Yang Liu

Postdoctoral Scholar,


Assistant Professor at Zhejiang University, China

Dr. Philip King

Dr. Philip King

KIC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014

Royal Society Fellow & Reader in Physics at St. Andrews' University, Scotland

Dr. Masaki Uchida

Dr. Masaki Uchida

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2013

Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo

Dr. Shouvik Chatterjee

Dr. Shouvik Chatterjee

Ph.D. Cornell, 2016

Postdoctoral Scholar at UC Santa Barbara

Dr. Bulat Burganov

Dr. Bulat Burganov

Ph.D. Cornell, 2016

Postdoctoral Scholar at ETH Zurich

Dr. Yuefeng Nie

Postdoctoral Scholar,


Associate Professor at Nanjing University, China

Prof. Pramita Mishra

Indo-US Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017

Dr. Eric Monkman

Ph.D. Cornell, 2014

Engineer at ASML

Dr. Daniel Shai

Ph.D. Cornell, 2014

Engineer at Intel

Dr. Dawei Shen

Postdoctoral Scholar,


Staff Scientist at the State Key Lab for Superconductor Applications, Shanghai, China

Andrew Joe

Undergraduate Researcher, 2012-2014

Graduate Student at Harvard University

Chen Li

Undergraduate Researcher, 2016

Zach Porter

Undergraduate Researcher, 2013-2016

Graduate Student at UC Santa Barbara

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