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Group Members

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Postdoc, California Institute of Technology, 2018-2021
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018
B.S. in Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, 2013

Awards and Honors (since joining Yale):

AFOSR Young Investigator Award, 2024

NSF CAREER Award, 2023

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Jincheng Lei

Postdoc
Member since 2022

Ph.D. in Materials Science and NanoEngineering, Rice University, 2021
B.S. in Materials Chemistry, Nankai University, 2015

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Jiachen Li

Postdoc
Member since 2022

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Duke University, 2022
B.S. in Chemistry, Zhejiang University, 2016

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Katelyn Laughon

Graduate Student
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Member since 2021

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 2021
A.S. in Chemistry, Roane State Community College, 2018

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Christian Venturella

Graduate Student
Member since 2022

A.B. in Chemistry, Princeton University, 2021

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Christopher Hillenbrand

Graduate Student
Member since 2023

M.S. in Computational Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022
B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2020

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Sander Cohen-Janes

Graduate Student
Member since 2023

B.S. in Chemistry, Brandeis University, 2023

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Pen Chang

Graduate Student
Member since 2023

B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics, Stony Brook University, 2023

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Ximena Leyva Peralta

Undergraduate Student
Member since 2022

Yale College, Class of 2025

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Sebastien Lowy

Undergraduate Student
Member since 2023

Yale College, Class of 2026

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Jessica Liu

Undergraduate Student
Member since 2023

Yale College, Class of 2025

Group Alumni

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Melanie King

Undergraduate Student (2022-2023)
B.A. in Chemistry and B.S. in Physics, Yale University, 2023

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Alec Chai

Undergraduate Student (2021-2022)
B.S. in Chemistry, Yale University, 2022

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