Dr. Mark Barber
I joined the Shen group as a postdoctoral researcher in August 2019 supported by the Marvin Chodorow postdoctoral fellowship. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge before a PhD from the University of St. Andrews and Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids. In my PhD I worked on novel methods for applying and controlling uniaxial stress, and applied these techniques to study a variety of strongly correlated electron systems. My current research uses scanning microwave impedance microscopy, MIM, to look at the real space dependence of conductivity and permittivity in a variety of quantum materials/devices.
Dr. Yujun Deng
I joined the Shen group as a postdoctoral researcher in September 2021 supported by the Q-FARM Bloch Fellowship. I obtained my BS degree in physics at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China in 2016 and my PhD degree in condensed matter physics at Fudan University, Shanghai, China in 2021. During my PhD study, my research focuses on magnetic two-dimensional materials and their electronic transport properties. My current research interest is to investigate the emergent properties of exfoliated two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and scanning microwave impedance microscopy.
Dr. Zhurun (Judy) Ji
I joined the Shen group as a postdoctoral researcher in August 2021 supported by the Stanford Science fellowship and Urbanek- Chodorow postdoctoral fellowship. I completed my undergraduate degree at the USTC before a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. In my PhD I focused on developing and understanding optoelectronic properties of topological materials both experimentally and theoretically. My current research uses scanning microwave impedance microscopy to study nanoscale optoelectronic behaviors in various quantum material systems.
Dr. Yonghao Yuan
I joined Shen group as a postdoctoral researcher in September 2021. I received my BS degree in Physics from Nankai University and PhD degree in condensed matter physics from Tsinghua University. During my Ph.D, I mainly studied interfacial superconductivity and topological properties in novel low dimensional materials, using molecular beam epitaxy and scanning tunneling microscopy. My current research interest is to investigate the high-Tc superconductivity in epitaxial grown oxide/chalcogenide thin films with angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy.
Dr. Yong Zhong
I joined Shen group in August 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher. I obtained my B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics from Nanjing University in 2012. I received my Ph.D. degree in Physics from Tsinghua University in 2019. In my Ph.D. work, I studied the electronic structures of cuprates using molecular beam epitaxy and scanning tunneling microscopy. My current research focuses on the emergent properties of transitional metal dichalcogenides using synchrotron-based spectroscopic methods.