People

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Dr. Wei Xiong

Kent Wilson Faculty Scholar

w2xiong@ucsd.edu
858-534-0270

Office
Pac Hall, B100C, UCSD La Jolla, CA 92093

Lab
Pac Hall, B114 | CV

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS

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Dr. Haochuan Mao

haochuanmao@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2017
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2022

Hobbies: Musicals, Cat petting, Cooking, Fishing

Dr. Shuangqing Wang

shw140@ucsd.edu

BS, in Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, 2010
MS, in Polymer Chemistry, Northeast Normal University, 2013
PhD, in Physical Chemistry, Kiel University, 2018
Postdoc, in Physics, University of Sheffield, 2022

Hobbies: Basketball

Dr. Tianlin Liu

til073@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, 2018
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 2023

Hobbies: Reading, playing video games, and work out

Dr. Chun-Chieh Yu

chy059@ucsd.edu

BS, in Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, 2014
MS, in Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, 2018
PhD, in Physical Chemistry, University of Amsterdam, 2023

Hobbies: Comics

VISITING SCHOLARS

Dr. Bin Yang

biy007@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Applied Physics, China University of Petroleum, China, 2014
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, China, 2019

Associate professor, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, China, 2019-present

Hobbies: photography, traveling, watching movies

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Wenfan Chen

wec123@eng.ucsd.edu

B.S. in Physics, Peking University, China, 2016

Hobbies: Basketball

Zimo Yang

yzimo@eng.ucsd.edu

B.S. in Applied Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, China, 2018

Hobbies: Watching movies, computer games, and interested in social science

Chenglai Wang

chw005@eng.ucsd.edu

B.S. in Chemistry, Wuhan University, China, 2018

Hobbies: Traveling, games and sleeping

Garret Wiesehan

gwieseha@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Molecular Synthesis, University of California San Diego, 2020

Hobbies: Rock climbing, surfing, and fishing

Oliver Hirschmann

ohirschm@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Chemistry, Alexander University Erlangen NĂ¼rnberg, Germany, 2020

Hobbies: Sky gliding, traveling, mountaineering

Harsh H Bhakta

hhbhakta@ucsd.edu

A.S. in Biology, Tulsa Community College, 2017.
B.S. in Chemistry (Math Minor), The University of Oklahoma, Norman, 2020.

Hobbies: Problem solving, wondering about the fundamentals of the universe and society, and YouTube.

Yuancheng Jing

yyjing@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Chemistry, Jilin University, China, 2019
M.S. in Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, 2021

Hobbies: Soccer

Guoxin Yin

gyin@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, China, 2020

Hobbies: Piano and guitar

Qiufan Shi

qishi@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Applied Chemistry, Hefei University of Technology, China 2020

Hobbies: Tennis, card games, cooking

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Alyssa Cavazos

alcavazos@ucsd.edu

B.A. in Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, 2022

Hobbies: Weightlifting, Cooking, and taking care of my plants

Fangao Zhang

faz001@ucsd.edu

B. Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, China 2020

Hobbies: Traveling, basketball, driving

Tyler Goodman

tgoodman@ucsd.edu

B.A. in Physics, Columbia University, 2020

Hobbies: Jazz clarinet, Biking

Jianyu Ren

jir009@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Chemistry, Lanzhou University, China 2017
B.S. in Chemistry, University of Manitoba, Canada 2020

Hobbies: Travel photography and computer modeling

Tianyu Sheng

tsheng@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Chemistry, Zhejiang University, China, 2023

Hobbies: Movies, reading and badminton

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Nicole Muir

nmuir@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, 2020~present

Hobbies: Art, traveling and collecting CDs

Vicente Galicia

vgalicia@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, 2020~present

Hobbies: Pac-man

Bochu Wang

bow005@ucsd.edu

B.S. in Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, 2019~present

Hobbies: Video games, soccer, and golf

Dagoberto Valdes

davaldes@ucsd.edu

A.A.S. in Chemistry, San Diego Mesa College, 2018.
A.S. in Math and Computer Science, Grossmont College, 2018.
A.A. in Philosophy, Grossmont College, 2018.

B.S. in Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, 2024.

Hobbies: Working on cars + motorcycles; Modding electronic devices and computers; reading philosophy

Alumni

Chang Yan: Post Doctoral scholar, 2022 – 2023. Currently an Associate Professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University

Tengteng Chen: Post Doctoral scholar, 2020 – 2023. Currently an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Mason Valentine: Post Doctoral scholar, 2021 – 2023. Currently a Research Chemist at Intertek

Zishan Wu: Post Doctoral scholar, 2020 – 2022. Currently a scientist at Tesla.

Jackson Wagner: Ph.D, 2017 – 2023. Currently a scientist at Tesla.

Liying Chen: BS & MS, 2015 – 2021. Currently a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University.

Haoyuan Wang: Ph.D, 2015 – 2021. Currently a process engineer at Intel.

Bo Xiang: Ph.D, 2015 – 2020. Currently an Assistant Professor at Westlake University.

Jiaxi Wang: Ph.D, 2015 – 2019. Currently a process engineer at Intel.

Yingmin Li: Ph.D, 2015 – 2019. Currently a process engineer at Apple.

Garrek Stemo: Visiting Student, 2023. Ph.D. student in Materials Science at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 2021-present

Ziqing Lin: Undergrad researcher, 2022 – 2023.

Haotian Chen: Undergrad researcher, 2018 – 2019.

Chaoqi Chen: Undergrad researcher, 2018 – 2019.

Ruiyu Li: Exchange undergrad, 2016 – 2017.

Tian Gao: Exchange graduate, 2016 – 2017.