Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh

My research is devoted to the computational study of the properties of quantum materials. These systems consist of many interacting particles (e.g., electrons, impurities, phonons), are highly sensitive to external perturbations, and feature spectacular states of matter such as magnetic order and high-temperature superconductivity. This makes them very attractive for implementing and controlling diverse novel technologies. However, understanding their properties is extremely challenging, and many questions regarding their nature remain open.

To unravel the phenomenology of quantum materials, I rely on simple yet rich theoretical models (such as Heisenberg or Hubbard Hamiltonians) to capture their underlying physics, and on powerful tensor network algorithms to calculate their quantum states. In particular, my work focuses on ground-state phase diagrams of correlated systems, out-of-equilibrium (coherent and dissipative) control of superconductivity and magnetism, optimization of electric and energy transport, and quantum thermal machines. Furthermore, I am interested in the analysis of quantum materials through state-of-the-art quantum computers and simulators.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at CMU; Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering; Director of the Engineering Research Accelerator
Ph.D., Vienna University of Technology, 2003

Franz Franchetti is the Kavčić-Moura Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) degree in Technical Mathematics and the Dr. techn. (Ph.D.) degree in Computational Mathematics from the Vienna University of Technology in 2000 and 2003, respectively. In 2006 he was member of the team winning the Gordon Bell Prize (Peak Performance Award) and in 2010 he was member of the team winning the HPC Challenge Class II Award (most productive system). In 2013 he was awarded the CIT Dean's Early Career Fellowship by the College of Engineering of Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Franchetti's research focuses on automatic performance tuning and program generation for emerging parallel platforms and algorithm/hardware co-synthesis. He targets multicore CPUs, clusters and high-performance systems (HPC), graphics processors (GPUs), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), FPGA-acceleration for CPUs, and logic-in-memory and 3DIC chip design.  Within the Spiral effort, his research goal is to enable automatic generation of highly optimized software libraries for important kernel functionality. In other collaborative research threads, Dr. Franchetti is investigating the applicability of domain-specific transformations within standard compilers and the application of HPC in smart grids and material sciences. He has led four DARPA projects in the BRASS, HACMS, PERFECT, and PAPPA programs and is Co-PI in the DOE ExaScale Project and XStack program as well as DARPA DPRIVE. Recent interests include leveraging the SPIRAL system ( for quantum computing. Details can be found here:

 Open Source SPIRAL System 

Open Source SPIRAL is available here under non-viral license (BSD-style license). This is an initial version, and there will be an ongoing effort to open source whole system. Please let us know which parts of SPIRAL you are most interested in. Commercial support is available via SpiralGen, Inc.
SPIRAL tutorial at HPEC 2019. See also [Overview][Walk-Through], and [SPIRAL User Manual].

Selected Publications: 
  1. "SPIRAL: Extreme Performance Portability." F. Franchetti, T. M. Low, D. T. Popovici, R. M. Veras, D. G. Spampinato, J. R. Johnson, M. Püschel, J. C. Hoe, J. M. F. Moura. Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 106, No. 11, 2018. Special Issue on From High Level Specification to High Performance Code
  2. "Discrete Fourier Transform on Multicores: Algorithms and Automatic Implementation." F. Franchetti, Y. Voronenko, S. Chellappa, J. M. F. Moura, and M. Püschel. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, special issue on “Signal Processing on Platforms with Multiple Cores”, 2009.
Most Cited Publications
  1. "SPIRAL: Code generation for DSP transforms." Markus Puschel, José MF Moura, Jeremy R Johnson, David Padua, Manuela M Veloso, Bryan W Singer, Jianxin Xiong, Franz Franchetti, Aca Gacic, Yevgen Voronenko, Kang Chen, Robert W Johnson, Nicholas Rizzolo. Proceedings of the IEEE.
  2. "Energy-efficient abundant-data computing: The N3XT 1,000 x." Mohamed M Sabry Aly, Mingyu Gao, Gage Hills, Chi-Shuen Lee, Greg Pitner, Max M Shulaker, Tony F Wu, Mehdi Asheghi, Jeff Bokor, Franz Franchetti, Kenneth E Goodson, Christos Kozyrakis, Igor Markov, Kunle Olukotun, Larry Pileggi, Eric Pop, Jan Rabaey, Christopher Ré, H-S Philip Wong, Subhasish Mitra. Computer.
  3. "Data reorganization in memory using 3D-stacked DRAM." Berkin Akin, Franz Franchetti, James C Hoe. ACM SIGARCH Computer Architecture News.
  4. "Mathematical foundations of the GraphBLAS." Jeremy Kepner, Peter Aaltonen, David Bader, Aydin Buluç, Franz Franchetti, John Gilbert, Dylan Hutchison, Manoj Kumar, Andrew Lumsdaine, Henning Meyerhenke, Scott McMillan, Carl Yang, John D Owens, Marcin Zalewski, Timothy Mattson, Jose Moreira. 2016 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC).
  5. "A stencil compiler for short-vector simd architectures." Tom Henretty, Richard Veras, Franz Franchetti, Louis-Noël Pouchet, Jagannathan Ramanujam, Ponnuswamy Sadayappan. Proceedings of the 27th international ACM conference on International conference on supercomputing.
Recent Publications
  1. "A compiler for sound floating-point computations using affine arithmetic." Joao Rivera, Franz Franchetti, Markus Püschel. 2022 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO).
  2. "High performance merge sort with scalable parallelization and full-throughput reduction." Fazle Sadi, Larry Pileggi, Franz FranchettiUS Patent 11,249,720.
  3. "Graph Embedding and Field Based Detection of Non-Local Webs in Large Scale Free Networks." Michael E Franusich, Franz Franchetti2021 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC)
  4. "Optimized Quantum Circuit Generation with SPIRAL." Scott Mionis, Franz Franchetti, Jason Larkin. 2021 IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference (HPEC).
  5. "An Auto-tuning with Adaptation of A64 Scalable Vector Extension for SPIRAL." Naruya Kitai, Daisuke Takahashi, Franz Franchetti, Takahiro Katagiri, Satoshi Ohshima, Toru Nagai. 2021 IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops (IPDPSW)
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1997

Elizabeth Dickey received her B.S. in Materials Engineering from the University of Kentucky and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon in 2021, she was a Distinguished Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University where she also directed the Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics. Earlier in her career, she was a faculty member in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, where she also served as an Associate Director of the Materials Research Institute.

Professor Dickey’s research aims to develop processing-structure-property relationships for materials in which the macroscopic physical properties are governed by point defects, grain boundaries or internal interfaces. She is regarded as leader in the application of electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to understanding the role of material defects and disorder on the polarization behavior and the coupled electrical/chemical transport in dielectric materials. In addition, she studies defect-mediated properties in ceramic composites and nanomaterials, which are being developed for a variety of energy and structural applications. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles in these areas, which have been cited over twenty-thousand times.

Most Cited Publications
  1. "Load transfer and deformation mechanisms in carbon nanotube-polystyrene composites," Qian, D., Dickey, E.C., Andrews, R., & Rantell, T. Applied physics letters 76.20 (2000): 2868-2870
  2. "Titanium oxide nanotube arrays prepared by anodic oxidation," Gong, D., Grimes, C. A., Varghese, O. K., Hu, W., Singh, R. S., Chen, Z., & Dickey, E. CJournal of Materials Research 16.12 (2001): 3331-3334.
  3. "Continuous production of aligned carbon nanotubes: a step closer to commercial realization," Andrews, R., Jacques, D., Rao, A. M., Derbyshire, F., Qian, D., Fan, X., Dickey, E.C. & Chen, J. Chemical physics letters 303.5-6 (1999): 467-474.
  4. "Crystallization and high-temperature structural stability of titanium oxide nanotube arrays," Varghese, O. K., Gong, D., Paulose, M., Grimes, C. A., & Dickey, E. CJournal of Materials Research 18.1 (2003): 156-165.
  5. "Extreme changes in the electrical resistance of titania nanotubes with hydrogen exposure," Varghese, O. K., Gong, D., Paulose, M., Ong, K. G., Dickey, E. C. & Grimes, C. A. Advanced Materials 15.7‐8 (2003): 624-627.
Recent Publications
  1. "A thermal perspective of flash sintering: The effect of AC current ramp rate on microstructure evolution," Grimley, C. A., Funni, S., Green, C., & Dickey, E. C. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 41.4 (2021): 2807-2817.
  2. "Orientation-dependent, Field-induced Phase Transitions in Soft Lead Zirconate Titanate Piezoceramics," Zhao, J., Funni, S. D., Molina, E. R., Dickey, E. C., & Jones, J. L. Journal of the European Ceramic Society (2021).
  3. "Atomic-resolution electron microscopy of nanoscale local structure in lead-based relaxor ferroelectrics," Kumar, A., Baker, J. N., Bowes, P. C., Cabral, M. J., Zhang, S., Dickey, E. C., ... & LeBeau, J. M. Nature Materials 20.1 (2021): 62-67.
  4. "Local Structure Quantification in Tetragonal Tungsten Bronze Structures Utilizing Convolutional Neural Networks," Creange, N., Cabral, M., Funni, S., Yang, Z., Zhu, X., Chen, X., & Dickey, EMicroscopy and Microanalysis 26.S2 (2020): 2104-2107.
  5. "Complementing X-ray & Neutron Diffuse Scatter Analysis with STEM to Understand Relaxor Behavior," Kumar, A., Baker, J., Cabral, M., Bowes, P., Zhang, S., Dickey, E., ... & LeBeau, J. Microscopy and Microanalysis 26.S2 (2020): 490-493.
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh
PhD, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Dr. Wei Xiong is the director of the Physical Metallurgy and Materials Design Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined Pitt as an assistant professor in September 2016. Dr. Wei Xiong got his Ph.D. degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (focus: computational thermodynamics and physical metallurgy) in Sweden and Doctor of Engineering degree (focus: powder metallurgy) from Central South University in China. In 2012, he moved from Sweden to the US after his Ph.D. research program. He stayed one year as a research associate at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (2012-2013) before joining Northwestern University as a research associate for alloy design research (2013-2016).

Using the CALPHAD-based ICME methods, Dr. Xiong works in materials design and process optimization, which covers a wide range of inorganic materials, and focuses on phase equilibria and phase transformations. He has more than 50 publications related to physical metallurgy, including 7 invited book chapters.

Dr. Wei Xiong serves on the ASM International Alloy Phase Diagrams Committee, TMS Alloy Phases Committee (Vice-Chair), TMS High-Temperature Alloys Committee, TMS Additive Manufacturing Committee. He is the TMS ICME education sub-committee chair. He has received several academic awards, which include: Best Paper Awards of the CALPHAD journal in 2012 and 2013, and the TMS FMD Young Leader Professional Development Award 2015. Dr. Xiong serves as an associate editor of the journal: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. In addition, he serves on the editorial advisory board for the journal: Materials Characterization.

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Prof. Paul Ohodnicki has a wide range of research interests spanning magnetic, optical, and electronic functional materials and their device level applications.  He has a particular interest in the science and engineering of nanocomposite based materials with multiple phases intermixed at the nm-scale, for which the tailoring of chemistry, microstructure, and even atomic level defects can enable new properties that are not attainable in conventional materials.  Such materials have been applied to a wide range of device level applications including both optical fiber and passive wireless sensors, as well as magnetic components for power applications including inductors, transformers, and rotating electrical machinery. 

Prof. Ohodnicki embraces interdisciplinary research with a particular interest in challenging scientific topics that require expertise spanning the traditional disciplines of materials science, physics, and electrical engineering.  In addition to his research interests, he also serves as the associate coordinator for the engineering science program which promotes an interdisciplinary science and engineering education uniquely tailored to solve such challenging problems.

Selected Publications: 
  • "Soft magnetic materials in high-frequency, high-power conversion applications."  AM Leary, PR Ohodnicki, and ME McHenry.  JOM 64 (7), 772-781 (2012)
  • "Plasmonic nanocomposite thin film enabled fiber optic sensors for simultaneous gas and temperature sensing at extreme temperatures."  PR Ohodnicki, MP Buric, TD Brown  Nanoscale 5 (19), 9030-9039 (2013)
  • "SAW Sensors for Chemical Vapors and Gases."  J Devkota, PR Ohodnicki, and DW Greve.  Sensors 17 (4), 801 (2017)
  • "Composition dependence of field induced anisotropy in ferromagnetic and amorphous and nanocrystalline ribbons."  PR Ohodnicki, J Long, DE Laughlin, ME McHenry, V Keylin, and J Huth.  Journal of Applied Physics 104 (11), 113909 (2008)
  • "Metal amorphous nanocomposite (MANC) alloy cores with spatially tuned permeability for advanced power magnetics applications."  K Byerly, PR Ohodnicki, SR Moon  JOM 70 (6), 879-891 (2018)
Most Cited Publications
  1. "Active Sites and Structure–Activity Relationships of Copper-Based Catalysts for Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation to Methanol." Sittichai Natesakhawat, Jonathan W Lekse, John P Baltrus, Paul R Ohodnicki Jr, Bret H Howard, Xingyi Deng, Christopher Matranga. ACS Catalysis.
  2. "Size-dependent photocatalytic reduction of CO2 with PbS quantum dot sensitized TiO2 heterostructured photocatalysts." Congjun Wang, Robert L Thompson, Paul Ohodnicki, John Baltrus, Christopher Matranga. Journal of Materials Chemistry.
  3. "Sensor devices comprising a metal-organic framework material and methods of making and using the same." Chih-Hung Chang, Ki-Joong Kim, Alan X Wang, Yujing Zhang, Xinyuan Chong, Paul R Ohodnicki. US Patent.
  4. "Visible light plasmonic heating of Au–ZnO for the catalytic reduction of CO2." Congjun Wang, Oshadha Ranasingha, Sittichai Natesakhawat, Paul R Ohodnicki, Mark Andio, James P Lewis, Christopher Matranga. Nanoscale.
  5. "Efficient Electrochemical CO2 Conversion Powered by Renewable Energy." Douglas R Kauffman, Jay Thakkar, Rajan Siva, Christopher Matranga, Paul R Ohodnicki, Chenjie Zeng, Rongchao Jin. ACS applied materials & interfaces.
Recent Publications
  1. "Prediction of good glass forming ability in amorphous soft magnetic alloys by thermocalc simulation with experimental validation." Y Krimer, N Aronhime, P Ohodnicki, ME McHenry. Journal of Alloys and Compounds.
  2. "Optical sensor employing a refractive index engineered metal oxide material." Peng Chen, Jacob Lorenzi Poole, Paul R Ohodnicki, Michael Paul Buric. US Patent.
  3. "Microwave diagnostics and passive sensors for pipeline, well-bore, and boiler-tube monitoring." Paul Ohodnicki, Jagannath Devkota, David W Greve. US Patent.
  4. "Nanostructured CuS Thin Film via a Spatial Successive Ionic Layer Adsorption and Reaction Process Showing Significant Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption of CO2." Yujing Zhang, Xinyuan Chong, Hao Sun, Muaz Kedir, Ki-Joong Kim, Paul Ohodnicki, Alan Wang, Chih-hung Chang. Journal of Materials Chemistry C.
  5. "Nanostructured sapphire optical fiber embedded with Au nanorods for high-temperature plasmonics in harsh environments." Kai Liu, Jeffrey Wuenschell, Subhabrata Bera, Renhong Tang, Paul R Ohodnicki, Henry Du. Optics Express.
Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Zhao’s interdisciplinary background cultivates her research interest in integrating precision engineering and additive manufacturing to realize the vision of advanced manufacturing. Her research lab, the ZIP-AM (ZXY Intelligent Precision Additive Manufacturing) Laboratory, aims to lead the nascent and significant area of “Measurement Science and Control Technologies for Additive Manufacturing”. The “zippers” (nickname for the ZIP-AM lab members) are motivated to bridge the critical gaps within and between two key research lines in additive manufacturing (AM): (1) process-structure-property and (2) modeling-measurement-control. To address the grand challenges that confront AM, Dr. Zhao’s team studies novel sensors, measurement systems, control strategies, along with high-fidelity process models, to form closed-loop systems for improving the accuracy and precision of various AM processes.

To fulfill AM’s potentials in industry applications, in addition to a substantial research on enhancing the existing AM processes capabilities, Dr. Zhao also dedicates herself to developing innovative manufacturing methodologies and systems by exploring fundamental sciences and by embracing advanced technologies. Overall speaking, with a key research thrust to develop smart precision AM systems, Dr. Zhao and her lab study various advanced manufacturing technologies (including 3D/4D/Bio/Hybrid Printing) for fabricating multi-scale, multi-material and multi-functional structures and systems in demanding applications.

Most Cited Publications
  1. "A data mining approach in real-time measurement for polymer additive manufacturing process with exposure controlled projection lithography." Xiayun Zhao, David W Rosen. Journal of Manufacturing Systems.
  2. "A process planning method for thin film mask projection micro-stereolithography." Amit S Jariwala, Fei Ding, Xiayun Zhao, David W Rosen. ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.
  3. "Real-time interferometric monitoring and measuring of photopolymerization based stereolithographic additive manufacturing process: sensor model and algorithm." X Zhao, DW Rosen. Measurement Science and Technology.
  4. "A Film Fabrication Process on Transparent Substrate Using Mask Projection Stereolithography." A Jariwala, F Ding, X Zhao, D Rosen. Proceedings of the 19th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas.
  5. "Process Planning for thick-film mask projection micro stereolithography." Xiayun Zhao. Georgia Institute of Technology.
Recent Publications
  1. "An implementation of real-time feedback control of cured part height in Exposure Controlled Projection Lithography with in-situ interferometric measurement feedback." Xiayun Zhao, David W Rosen. Additive Manufacturing.
  2. "Experimental validation and characterization of a real-time metrology system for photopolymerization-based stereolithographic additive manufacturing process." Xiayun Zhao, David W Rosen. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
  3. "Process measurement and control for exposure controlled projection lithography." Xiayun Zhao. Georgia Institute of Technology.
  4. "Real-time metrology for photopolymer additive manufacturing with exposure controlled projection lithography." Xiayun Zhao, David Rosen. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.
  5. "A data mining approach in real-time measurement for polymer additive manufacturing process with exposure controlled projection lithography." Xiayun Zhao, David W Rosen. Journal of Manufacturing Systems.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
PhD in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2016

Dr. Youngblood will join the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Pittsburgh as a tenure-track assistant professor in September 2019. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota where his research focused on integrating 2D materials with silicon photonics for high-speed optoelectronic applications. From 2017 to 2019, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford developing phase-change photonic devices for integrated optical memory and computation. His research interests include bi-stable optical materials, 2D material optoelectronics, and photonic architectures for machine learning.

Most Cited Publications
  1. "Waveguide-integrated black phosphorus photodetector with high responsivity and low dark current." Nathan Youngblood, Che Chen, Steven J Koester, Mo Li. Nature Photonics.
  2. "Multifunctional graphene optical modulator and photodetector integrated on silicon waveguides." Nathan Youngblood, Yoska Anugrah, Rui Ma, Steven J Koester, Mo Li. Nano letters.
  3. "Three-dimensional integration of black phosphorus photodetector with silicon photonics and nanoplasmonics." Che Chen, Nathan Youngblood, Ruoming Peng, Daehan Yoo, Daniel A Mohr, Timothy W Johnson, Sang-Hyun Oh, Mo Li. Nano letters.
  4. "Layer-tunable third-harmonic generation in multilayer black phosphorus." Nathan Youngblood, Ruoming Peng, Andrei Nemilentsau, Tony Low, Mo Li. ACS Photonics.
  5. "Midinfrared electro-optic modulation in few-layer black phosphorus." Ruoming Peng, Kaveh Khaliji, Nathan Youngblood, Roberto Grassi, Tony Low, Mo Li. Nano letters.
Recent Publications
  1. "Broadly-tunable smart glazing using an ultra-thin phase-change material." Nathan Youngblood, Clément Talagrand, Benjamin Porter, Carmelo Guido Galante, Steven Kneepkens, Syed Ghazi Sarwat, Dmitry Yarmolich, Ruy S Bonilla, Peiman Hosseini, Robert Taylor, Harish Bhaskaran. arXiv preprint arXiv:1911.02990.
  2. "A plasmonic route towards the energy scaling of on-chip integrated all-photonic phase-change memories." Emanuele Gemo, S García-Cuevas Carrillo, Joaquin Faneca, Nathan Youngblood, Wolfram HP Pernice, Harish Bhaskaran, C David Wright. E\PCOS.
  3. "Behavioral modeling of integrated phase-change photonic devices for neuromorphic computing applications." Santiago G-C Carrillo, Emanuele Gemo, Xuan Li, Nathan Youngblood, Andrew Katumba, Peter Bienstman, Wolfram Pernice, Harish Bhaskaran, C David Wright. APL Materials.
  4. "Strong Opto-Structural Coupling in Low Dimensional GeSe3 Films." Syed Ghazi Sarwat, Zengguang Cheng, Nathan Youngblood, Mohd Sharizal Alias, Sapna Sinha, Jamie Warner, Harish Bhaskaran. Nano letters.
  5. "Plasmonically-enhanced all-optical integrated phase-change memory." Emanuele Gemo, Santiago Garcia-Cuevas Carrillo, Carlota Ruiz De Galarreta, Anna Baldycheva, Hasan Hayat, Nathan Youngblood, Harish Bhaskaran, Wolfram HP Pernice, C David Wright. Optics express.
Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2013

Our group designs hypothetical materials to help address energy and environmental challenges. We are interested in creating sophisticated nanostructures; potentially as complex (and useful) as molecular machines found in Nature. Our strategy is to computationally design and study new materials and then work work with our experimental collaborators to synthesize those materials in the lab. We are active software developers, and we build new computational tools to address problems nobody has tackled before.

Most Cited Publications
  1. "Nanoscale forces and their uses in self‐assembly." Kyle JM Bishop, Christopher E Wilmer, Siowling Soh, Bartosz A Grzybowski. small.
  2. "Metal–organic framework materials with ultrahigh surface areas: is the sky the limit?." Omar K Farha, Ibrahim Eryazici, Nak Cheon Jeong, Brad G Hauser, Christopher E Wilmer, Amy A Sarjeant, Randall Q Snurr, SonBinh T Nguyen, A Özgür Yazaydın, Joseph T Hupp. Journal of the American Chemical Society.
  3. "Review and analysis of molecular simulations of methane, hydrogen, and acetylene storage in metal–organic frameworks." Rachel B Getman, Youn-Sang Bae, Christopher E Wilmer, Randall Q Snurr. Chemical reviews.
  4. "Large-scale screening of hypothetical metal–organic frameworks." Christopher E Wilmer, Michael Leaf, Chang Yeon Lee, Omar K Farha, Brad G Hauser, Joseph T Hupp, Randall Q Snurr. Nature Chemistry.
  5. "Light-harvesting and ultrafast energy migration in porphyrin-based metal–organic frameworks." Ho-Jin Son, Shengye Jin, Sameer Patwardhan, Sander J Wezenberg, Nak Cheon Jeong, Monica So, Christopher E Wilmer, Amy A Sarjeant, George C Schatz, Randall Q Snurr, Omar K Farha, Gary P Wiederrecht, Joseph T Hupp. Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Recent Publications
  1. "The role of molecular modelling and simulation in the discovery and deployment of metal-organic frameworks for gas storage and separation." Arni Sturluson, Melanie T Huynh, Alec R Kaija, Caleb Laird, Sunghyun Yoon, Feier Hou, Zhenxing Feng, Christopher E Wilmer, Yamil J Colón, Yongchul G Chung, Daniel W Siderius, Cory M Simon. Molecular Simulation.
  2. "Heat flux for many-body interactions: Corrections to LAMMPS." Paul Boone, Hasan Babaei, Christopher E Wilmer. Journal of chemical theory and computation.
  3. "Intelligent selection of metal-organic framework arrays for methane sensing via genetic algorithms." Jenna Ann Gustafson, Christopher E Wilmer. ACS sensors.
  4. "Designing a SAW Sensor Array with MOF Sensing Layers for Carbon Dioxide and Methane." Jagannath Devkota, Paul R Ohodnicki, Jenna A Gustafson, Christopher E Wilmer, David W Greve. 2019 Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF/IFC).
  5. "High-throughput calculations of metal organic frameworks: Mixed matrix membranes for carbon capture." Jan Steckel, Samir Budhathoki, Paul Boone, Christopher Wilmer. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.
Department of Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2012

The active areas of research are at the interface of Photonics, BioMEMs, and Neuroscience. Using basic principles of physics and advanced engineering techniques, Prof. Chamanzar’s group is designing and implementing novel devices and methods to address outstanding needs in biology and medicine. The main application areas of interest are Neuroscience and Biophotonics. Research on Neuroengineering includes developing next generation multimodal (Acousto-opto-electrical) neural interfaces to understand the neural basis of brain function and realize functional brain-machine interfaces. The Biophotonics front is focused on developing efficient hybrid photonic-plasmonic-fluidic on-chip systems for point of care diagnostics, environmental monitoring, imaging, and spectroscopy. The scope of research encompasses theoretical design and simulation, fabrication and packaging, experimental benchtop characterization, as well as in-vivo, in-vitro, and ex-vivo tests on biological systems.

Most Cited Publications
  1. "Effect of the dielectric constant of the surrounding medium and the substrate on the surface plasmon resonance spectrum and sensitivity factors of highly symmetric systems …," Mahmoud A Mahmoud, Maysamreza Chamanzar, Ali Adibi, Mostafa A El-Sayed. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 6434-6442 (2012)
  2. "High resolution on-chip spectroscopy based on miniaturized microdonut resonators," Zhixuan Xia, Ali Asghar Eftekhar, Mohammad Soltani, Babak Momeni, Qing Li, Maysamreza Chamanzar, Siva Yegnanarayanan, Ali Adibi. Optics express, 19, 12356-12364 (2011)
  3. "On-chip hybrid photonic–plasmonic light concentrator for nanofocusing in an integrated silicon photonics platform," Ye Luo, Maysamreza Chamanzar, Aniello Apuzzo, Rafael Salas-Montiel, Kim Ngoc Nguyen, Sylvain Blaize, Ali Adibi. Nano letters, 15, 849-856 (2015)
  4. "Hybrid integrated plasmonic-photonic waveguides for on-chip localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) sensing and spectroscopy," Maysamreza Chamanzar, Zhixuan Xia, Siva Yegnanarayanan, Ali Adibi. Optics express, 21, 32086-32098 (2013)
  5. "Energy-looping nanoparticles: harnessing excited-state absorption for deep-tissue imaging," Elizabeth S Levy, Cheryl A Tajon, Thomas S Bischof, Jillian Iafrati, Angel Fernandez-Bravo, David J Garfield, Maysamreza Chamanzar, Michel M Maharbiz, Vikaas S Sohal, P James Schuck, Bruce E Cohen, Emory M Chan. ACS nano, 10, 8423-8433 (2016)
Recent Publications
  1. "Ultrasonically sculpted virtual relay lens for in situ microimaging," Matteo Giuseppe Scopelliti, Maysamreza ChamanzarLight: Science & Applications, 8, 1-15 (2019)
  2. "Ultrasonically sculpted tunable relay lenses for imaging and photo manipulation through turbid media (Conference Presentation)," Matteo Giuseppe Scopelliti, Daniele Busacchio, Maysamreza Chamanzar, Yasin Karimi. Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2019, 10878, International Society for Optics and Photonics (2019)
  3. "In situ acousto-optic 3D beam shaping," Yasin Karimi, Matteo Giuseppe Scopelliti, Maysamreza ChamanzarPractical Holography XXXIII: Displays, Materials, and Applications, 10944, International Society for Optics and Photonics (2019)
  4. "In situ 3D reconfigurable ultrasonically sculpted optical beam paths," Yasin Karimi, Matteo Giuseppe Scopelliti, Ninh Do, Mohammad-Reza Alam, Maysamreza ChamanzarOptics express, 27, 7249-7265 (2019)
  5. "Ultrasonic sculpting of virtual optical waveguides in tissue," Maysamreza Chamanzar, Matteo Giuseppe Scopelliti, Julien Bloch, Ninh Do, Minyoung Huh, Dongjin Seo, Jillian Iafrati, Vikaas S Sohal, Mohammad-Reza Alam, Michel M Maharbiz. Nature communications, 10, 1-10 (2019)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Xu Zhang will join the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as a tenure-track assistant professor in September 2019. He received his PhD and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a bachelor’s degree in physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). Dr. Zhang is currently an Enrico Fermi Fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory. He worked as a postdoctoral associate at Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL) at MIT from 2017 to 2018.

Most Cited Publications
  1. "Role of interfacial oxide in high-efficiency graphene–silicon Schottky barrier solar cells." Yi Song, Xinming Li, Charles Mackin, Xu Zhang, Wenjing Fang, Tomás Palacios, Hongwei Zhu, Jing Kong. Nano letters.
  2. "Raman Enhancement Effect on Two-Dimensional Layered Materials: Graphene, h-BN and MoS2." Xi Ling, Wenjing Fang, Yi-Hsien Lee, Paulo T Araujo, Xu Zhang, Joaquin F Rodriguez-Nieva, Yuxuan Lin, Jin Zhang, Jing Kong, Mildred S Dresselhaus. Nano letters.
  3. "Parallel stitching of 2D materials." Xi Ling, Yuxuan Lin, Qiong Ma, Ziqiang Wang, Yi Song, Lili Yu, Shengxi Huang, Wenjing Fang, Xu Zhang, Allen L Hsu, Yaqing Bie, Yi‐Hsien Lee, Yimei Zhu, Lijun Wu, Ju Li, Pablo Jarillo‐Herrero, Mildred Dresselhaus, Tomás Palacios, Jing Kong. Advanced Materials.
  4. "High-Performance WSe2 Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor Technology and Integrated Circuits." Lili Yu, Ahmad Zubair, Elton JG Santos, Xu Zhang, Yuxuan Lin, Yuhao Zhang, Tomás Palacios. Nano letters.
  5. "Impact of chlorine functionalization on high-mobility chemical vapor deposition grown graphene." Xu Zhang, Allen Hsu, Han Wang, Yi Song, Jing Kong, Mildred S Dresselhaus, Tomás Palacios. ACS nano.
Recent Publications
  1. "Asymmetric hot-carrier thermalization and broadband photoresponse in graphene-2D semiconductor lateral heterojunctions." Tomás Palacios/ Yuxuan Lin, Qiong Ma, Pin-Chun Shen, Batyr Ilyas, Yaqing Bie, Albert Liao, Emre Ergeçen, Bingnan Han, Nannan Mao, Xu Zhang, Xiang Ji, Yuhao Zhang, Jihao Yin, Shengxi Huang, Mildred Dresselhaus, Nuh Gedik, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Xi Ling, Jing Kong. Science Advances.
  2. "Two-dimensional MoS2-enabled flexible rectenna for Wi-Fi-band wireless energy harvesting." Xu Zhang, Jesús Grajal, Jose Luis Vazquez-Roy, Ujwal Radhakrishna, Xiaoxue Wang, Winston Chern, Lin Zhou, Yuxuan Lin, Pin-Chun Shen, Xiang Ji, Xi Ling, Ahmad Zubair, Yuhao Zhang, Han Wang, Madan Dubey, Jing Kong, Mildred Dresselhaus, Tomas Palacios. Nature.
  3. "High electrical conductivity and carrier mobility in oCVD PEDOT thin films by engineered crystallization and acid treatment." Xiao Wang, Xu Zhang, Lei Sun, Dongwook Lee, Sunghwan Lee, Minghui Wang, Junjie Zhao, Yang Shao-Horn, Mircea Dincă, Tomás Palacios, K. Karen Gleason. Science Advances.
  4. "MoS2Phase-junction-based Schottky Diodes for RF Electronics." Xu Zhang, Jesús Grajal, Xiaoxue Wang, Ujwal Radhakrishna, Yuhao Zhang, Jing Kong, Mildred S Dresselhaus, Tomás Palacios. 2018 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium-IMS.
  5. "Switching performance of quasi‐vertical GaN‐based p‐i‐n diodes on Si." Xu Zhang, Xinbo Zou, Chak Wah Tang, Kei May Lau. physica status solidi (a).