Northwestern University

Name Area Department Start Year Stop Year Advisor
Daniel Michael AbramsApplied Mathematics
Shireen AdenwallaElectricity and Magnetism Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science Engineering1989 John B. Ketterson (grad student)
Gideon AlonQuantum communications and computing, nonlinear and quantum optics, fiber-optic communications, all-optical networks. Physics and Astronomy2011 Prem Kumar (grad student)
Erin N. AmundsenSystem Science Engineering, Social Structure and Development Chemical and Biological Engineering2010 Luís A. Nunes Amaral (grad student)
Timothy R. AndeenInteractions of quarks and leptons, decay of weak vector bosons, high-intensity neutrino experiments, cosmological high-energy physics. Physics and Astronomy2008 Heidi Marie Schellman (grad student)
Meghan S. AnzelcElementary particle physics, experimental investigation of QCD via high-energy proton-antiproton collisions. Physics and Astronomy2008 David Alan Buchholz (grad student)
Samuel David BaderExperimental studies of magnetic surfaces and films, ferromagnetic-superconducting multilayers, bio-inspired self-assembly of magnetic nanostructures.
Michael BedzykAtomic-scale X-ray studies of gas/solid, liquid/solid and solid/solid interfaces, ultrathin films, membranes, nanoparticles, 2D materials, and biomaterials.
George Frederick BenedictAstronomy and Astrophysics1972 James David Wray (grad student)
Martin Moses BlockPhenomenology in elementary particle physics: ultra-high energy hadronic collisions, cosmic ray p-air collisions, ultra-high energy cosmic ray neutrino-isonucleon collisions, analytic solutions to perturbative QCD and mathematical physics.
Christoph BostedtUltrafast x-ray sciences with free-electron laser sources, X-ray physics in the high-intensity limit, single-shot imaging of transient states of matter, atomic, molecular, and cluster physics
Radja BoughezalPrecision QCD predictions for collider observables; Higgs phenomenology; electroweak precision observables.
Carol A. BraunSpin tunneling and relaxation in molecular magnets, semiclassical limit for spin, quantum state manipulation. Physics and Astronomy2011 Anupam Garg (grad student)
Genevieve C. BrownApplied Mathematics Applied Mathematics2011 Mary Catherine Silber (grad student)
David Alan BuchholzElementary particle physics, experimental investigation of QCD via high-energy proton-antiproton collisions.
Lloyd A. Bummphysical chemistry, surface chemistry, microscopy Chemistry19821991 Richard P. van Duyne (grad student)
William F. M. Buscombeastronomical spectroscopy
Paul Cadden-ZimanskyMesoscopic systems: hybrid superconductor, ferromagnet and normal metal systems; complex oxides, unconventional superconductivity; low-temperature scanning-force microscopy. Physics and Astronomy2008 Venkat Chandrasekhar (grad student)
Anne J. CatllaMathematics2005 Mary Catherine Silber (grad student)
Venkat ChandrasekharMesoscopic systems: hybrid superconductor, ferromagnet and normal metal systems; complex oxides, unconventional superconductivity; low-temperature scanning-force microscopy.
Sourav ChatterjeeEvolution of dense star clusters, massive black hole formation, coalescing compact binaries, gravity waves, extrasolar planets. Physics and Astronomy2010 Frederic Rasio (grad student)
Chao-Hsiang ChenQuantum communications and computing, nonlinear and quantum optics, fiber-optic communications, all-optical networks. Physics and Astronomy2012 Prem Kumar (grad student)
Hyoungsoon ChoiNMR, low temperature physics Physics and Astronomy2007 William Halperin (grad student)
Eric DahlExperimental astroparticle physics, direct detection of particle dark matter, bubble chamber and other low-background detector development.
Paul J. DalachNumerical calculation of material properties, including composite materials, electroceramics, and bioceramics. Physics and Astronomy2012 Donald Ellis (grad student)
André Luiz Carvalho de GouvêaElectroweak interactions and physics beyond the standard model, neutrino oscillations and the origin of neutrino masses.
John J. DerwentMathematics, Electronics and Electrical Engineering2000 Mary Catherine Silber (grad student)
Pengfei DiaoMechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering2008 Seth H. Lichter (grad student)
Weiqiang DingCondensed Matter, Materials Science2005 Rodney S. Ruoff (grad student)
Sean DobbsExperimental study of exotic combinations of valence quarks and gluons, glueballs, and charmonium. Physics and Astronomy2011 Kamal K. Seth (grad student)
Geoffrey H. DommettCondensed Matter, Materials Science Physics and Astronomy2007 Rodney S. Ruoff (grad student)
Pulak DuttaNanoscale order in soft materials, surfaces and interfaces, X-ray scattering studies of self-assembled molecular layers.
Donald EllisNumerical calculation of material properties, including composite materials, electroceramics, and bioceramics.
Benjamin FarrGravitational waves, X-ray emission from compact binary objects, coalescence of neutron-star binaries. Physics and Astronomy2014 Vicky Kalogera (grad student)
Claude-andré Faucher-giguèreGalaxy formation and evolution, including star formation, galaxy-black hole co-evolution, galactic dynamics, and connections with the intergalactic medium and cosmology. Pulsars.
Enectali Figueroa-felicianoExperimental dark matter and neutrino physics. Design and development of low-temperature detectors to search for dark matter both deep underground and in space, and to study neutrinos from reactors and radioactive sources.
Anastasios FragkosAstrophysics Physics Physics and Astronomy2011 Vicky Kalogera (grad student)
Laszlo Frazerultrafast phenomena, nonlinear optics, solar energy, semiconductors, excitons Physics and Astronomy2014 John B. Ketterson (grad student)
Arthur J. FreemanFirst-principles simulations of complex materials, including their structural, electronic, magnetic, optical and mechanical properties.
Gerald GabrielseLow energy tests of the Standard Model of particle physics and its symmetries, particle magnetic moments, one-particle traps, ultraviolet lasers, cryogenics, low temperature methods.
Anupam GargSpin tunneling and relaxation in molecular magnets, semiclassical limit for spin, quantum state manipulation.
Sanghamitra GoswamiEvolution of dense star clusters, massive black hole formation, coalescing compact binaries, gravity waves, extrasolar planets. Physics and Astronomy2013 Frederic Rasio (grad student)
Nastaran Hadizadeh YazdiApplications of statistical mechanics and polymer physics to biophysical problems. Physics and Astronomy2014 John F. Marko (grad student)
Kristian A. HahnElectroweak symmetry breaking; Higgs physics and searches for physics beyond the standard model. Detector data acquisition and trigger. Large-scale computing for physics analysis.
William HalperinNMR, low temperature physics
Bruce N. HarmonCondensed Matter Physics, Theory Physics, General Physics1973 Arthur J. Freeman (grad student)
Nicholas B. HatcherFirst-principles simulations of complex materials, including their structural, electronic, magnetic, optical and mechanical properties. Physics and Astronomy2010 Arthur J. Freeman (grad student)
Olle HeinonenBehavior of magnetization in nanoscale magnetic system, and also transport and resistive switching in metal/oxide metal nanostructure.
Karl Gordon Henizeastronomy, space science
Jennifer A. HobbsSomatosensory systems Physics and Astronomy2015 Mitra J. Hartmann (grad student)
Zhendong Hong Physics and Astronomy2007 John B. Ketterson (grad student)
Randolph Q. HoodQuantum Physics
Wei-Chih HuangElectroweak interactions and physics beyond the standard model, neutrino oscillations and the origin of neutrino masses. Physics and Astronomy2011 André Luiz Carvalho de Gouvêa (grad student)
Chris Johnson JacobsenX-ray microscopy studies of subcellular structure and chemistry.
Seth A. JacobsonPlanetary Science, Astronomy, Earth Science
James Phearl Jenkins Physics and Astronomy2008 André Luiz Carvalho de Gouvêa (grad student)
Louis J. JisonnaExperimental study of the spin structure of nucleons, heavy-ion physics. Physics and Astronomy2008 Ralph E. Segel (grad student)
Gabriel JuarezTheory of complex systems, nonlinear phenomena, statistical physics. Physics and Astronomy2009 Adilson Motter (grad student)
Inhwa JungCondensed Matter, Materials Science Mechanical Engineering2007 Rodney S. Ruoff (grad student)
Vicky KalogeraGravitational waves, X-ray emission from compact binary objects, coalescence of neutron-star binaries.
Sumit KewalramaniNanoscale order in soft materials, surfaces and interfaces, X-ray scattering studies of self-assembled molecular layers. Physics and Astronomy2007 Pulak Dutta (grad student)
Lawrence E. KidderGravitation19951997 Lee Samuel Finn (post-doc)
Chunglee KimAstronomy and Astrophysics2006 Vicky Kalogera (grad student)
Jeffrey A. KlugAtomic-scale X-ray studies of gas/solid, liquid/solid and solid/solid interfaces, ultrathin films, membranes, and nanoparticles. Physics and Astronomy2010 Michael Bedzyk (grad student)
Jens KochQuantum coherence in solid-state devices such as superconducting circuits, circuit quantum electrodynamics, quantum computation and quantum simulation with cQED lattices.
Andrew KubikElectroweak boson production in hadron colliders, searches for new elementary particles and interactions, development of muon detectors. Physics and Astronomy2014 Michael Henry Schmitt (grad student)
Prem KumarQuantum communications and computing, nonlinear and quantum optics, fiber-optic communications, all-optical networks.
Kunal KumarTheoretical particle physics from within and beyond the standard model: theories of electroweak symmetry breaking; properties of the Higgs boson; aspects of dark matter. Physics and Astronomy2012 Ian Low (grad student)
Kanber LamFirst-principles simulations of complex materials, including their structural, electronic, magnetic, optical and mechanical properties. Physics and Astronomy2014 Arthur J. Freeman (grad student)
Shane LarsonGravitation
Daniel D. LascarExperimental study of the spin structure of nucleons, heavy-ion physics. Physics and Astronomy2012 Ralph E. Segel (grad student)
Casey J. LawMassive black hole at the center of the Galaxy, Star formation in the Galactic nucleus, supernova remnant masers. Physics and Astronomy2007 Farhad Yusef-zadeh (grad student)
Joo S. LeeTheory of complex systems, nonlinear phenomena, statistical physics. Physics and Astronomy2012 Adilson Motter (grad student)
Seth H. LichterNanotechnology, General Physics, Nanoscience
Yoram LithwickPlanet formation, dynamics of planetary systems, accretion disks, MHD turbulence, cosmological halo formation, gamma-ray bursts.
Ian LowTheoretical particle physics from within and beyond the standard model: theories of electroweak symmetry breaking; properties of the Higgs boson; aspects of dark matter.
Shaoning LuCondensed Matter, Materials Science2005 Rodney S. Ruoff (grad student)
Lan Luan Physics and Astronomy2007 John B. Ketterson (grad student)
Rachel Y. MakX-ray microscopy studies of subcellular structure and chemistry. Physics and Astronomy2014 Chris Johnson Jacobsen (grad student)
W. Peter MaksymObservational extragalactic astronomy including AGN, tidal disruption events, high energy phenomena Physics and Astronomy20052012 Melville Ulmer (grad student)
Shahin Engakkattil Mani Physics and Astronomy2010 John B. Ketterson (grad student)
Pablo Marchant
John F. MarkoApplications of statistical mechanics and polymer physics to biophysical problems.
Jeffrey M. McMahon Chemistry2010 George C. Schatz (grad student)
Milja MedicQuantum communications and computing, nonlinear and quantum optics, fiber-optic communications, all-optical networks. Physics and Astronomy2010 Prem Kumar (grad student)
Martin F. Melhus Physics and Astronomy2011 John B. Ketterson (grad student)
David Michael MeyerHigh signal-to-noise spectroscopy of interstellar and extragalactic absorption lines, small-scale structures in diffuse galactic clouds.
Luis Mier y Teran RomeroGeneral Biophysics, Applied Mathematics, Molecular Biology Physics and Astronomy2010 Mary Catherine Silber (grad student)
Ljubomir MiljacicNumerical calculation of material properties, including composite materials, electroceramics, and bioceramics. Physics and Astronomy2008 Donald Ellis (grad student)
Kimberly A. MontgomeryMathematics, Neuroscience Biology2004 Mary Catherine Silber (grad student)
Adilson MotterTheory of complex systems, nonlinear phenomena, statistical physics.
Weiqiang Mu Physics and Astronomy2008 John B. Ketterson (grad student)
Robert J. OakesQCD supersymmetric and electroweak corrections to heavy-quark and Higgs meson production in electron-positron annihilation.
Brian C. OdomQuantum manipulation of trapped atoms and molecules for precision searches for physics beyond the Standard Model, quantum information processing, and quantum-controlled chemistry.
Adam PahSystematic Biology, Biostatistics Biology, Bioinformatics Biology Biological Sciences2013 Luís A. Nunes Amaral (grad student)
Monika PatelQuantum communications and computing, nonlinear and quantum optics, fiber-optic communications, all-optical networks. Physics and Astronomy2012 Prem Kumar (grad student)
Frank J. PetrielloPerturbative QCD and its applications to collider physics; new phenomena at the TeV scale; new calculational techniques for quantum field theory.
Tiffany M. PsemenekiApplied Mathematics Applied Mathematics2011 Mary Catherine Silber (grad student)
Emmanouela RantsiouEvolution of dense star clusters, massive black hole formation, coalescing compact binaries, gravity waves, extrasolar planets. Physics and Astronomy2013 Frederic Rasio (grad student)
Frederic RasioEvolution of dense star clusters, massive black hole formation, coalescing compact binaries, gravity waves, extrasolar planets.
Vivien RaymondGravitational waves, X-ray emission from compact binary objects, coalescence of neutron-star binaries. Physics and Astronomy2012 Vicky Kalogera (grad student)
Sung-Hyon RhimFirst-principles simulations of complex materials, including their structural, electronic, magnetic, optical and mechanical properties. Physics and Astronomy2007 Arthur J. Freeman (grad student)
Jerome L. RosenExperimental measurements of high-energy proton-antiproton collisions to examine the properties of quarks.
Rodney S. RuoffCondensed Matter, Materials Science
Sagar SahasrabudheTheory of complex systems, nonlinear phenomena, statistical physics. Physics and Astronomy2011 Adilson Motter (grad student)
Mary K. SalitGravity wave detection, cooling and trapping of neutral atoms, quantum computing, optical communication, optical coherence tomography. Physics and Astronomy2009 Selim Shahriar (grad student)
James Avery SaulsTheoretical Physics, Condensed Matter, Nuclear Astrophysics
Heidi Marie SchellmanInteractions of quarks and leptons, decay of weak vector bosons, high-intensity neutrino experiments, cosmological high-energy physics.
Michael Henry SchmittElectroweak boson production in hadron colliders, searches for new elementary particles and interactions, development of muon detectors.
David J. SchwabTheoretical biological physics, collective computation in cell populations and neural networks, modeling of cellular sensory and signaling networks, neural information processing, learning and adaptation.
Ralph E. SegelExperimental study of the spin structure of nucleons, heavy-ion physics.
Jeremy F. SepinskyGravitational waves, X-ray emission from compact binary objects, coalescence of neutron-star binaries. Physics and Astronomy2009 Vicky Kalogera (grad student)
Kamal K. SethExperimental study of exotic combinations of valence quarks and gluons, glueballs, and charmonium.
Selim ShahriarGravity wave detection, cooling and trapping of neutral atoms, quantum computing, optical communication, optical coherence tomography.
Shashank ShalgarElectroweak interactions and physics beyond the standard model, neutrino oscillations and the origin of neutrino masses. Physics and Astronomy2013 André Luiz Carvalho de Gouvêa (grad student)
Mary Catherine SilberGeneral Biophysics, Applied Mathematics, Molecular Biology
Lee Will Simon1972 William F. M. Buscombe (grad student)
M. Irmak SirerApplied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering Chemical and Biological Engineering2014 Luís A. Nunes Amaral (grad student)
Thomas B. SisanNanotechnology, General Physics, Nanoscience Physics and Astronomy2013 Seth H. Lichter (grad student)
Michael F. Smutkoadaptive optics
Dale StentzElectroweak boson production in hadron colliders, searches for new elementary particles and interactions, development of muon detectors. Physics and Astronomy2012 Michael Henry Schmitt (grad student)
Charles Bruce Stephensonastrophysics Dearborn Observatory19511953 Kaj Aage Strand (research assistant)
Nathaniel P. SternExperimental optical condensed matter physics, nanoscale photonics and magnetism, cavity QED with single atoms and photons, spin dynamics in the solid state.
Jonathan SternAstrophysics
Daniel B. StoufferChemical Engineering, Ecology Biology Chemical and Biological Engineering20022007 Luís A. Nunes Amaral (grad student)
Michael J. StringerTheory of complex systems, nonlinear phenomena, statistical physics. Physics and Astronomy2009 Adilson Motter (grad student), Luís A. Nunes Amaral (grad student)
Benjamin StripeNanoscale order in soft materials, surfaces and interfaces, X-ray scattering studies of self-assembled molecular layers. Physics and Astronomy2012 Pulak Dutta (grad student)
Derek A. StromElementary particle physics, experimental investigation of QCD via high-energy proton-antiproton collisions. Physics and Astronomy2009 David Alan Buchholz (grad student)
Meihong SunMechanical Engineering2002 Seth H. Lichter (grad student)
Chin-Teh SunAerospace Engineering1967 Jan D. Achenbach (grad student)
Ron E. TaamHydrodynamics of gas flows, close binary-star systems, structure and evolution of accretion disks, X-ray bursts from neutron stars.
Genya TakedaEvolution of dense star clusters, massive black hole formation, coalescing compact binaries, gravity waves, extrasolar planets. Physics and Astronomy2008 Frederic Rasio (grad student)
Abel L. ThangawngCondensed Matter, Materials Science Mechanical Engineering2007 Rodney S. Ruoff (grad student)
Chad M. TopazMathematics2002 Mary Catherine Silber (grad student)
Michael Josef TremmelActive Galactic Nuclei, Galaxy Structure, Formation and Evolution, Black Holes2011 Vicky Kalogera (research assistant)
Norm M. TubmanQuantum Physics Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy2011 Randolph Q. Hood (grad student), Berni J. Alder (grad student)
Melville UlmerDevelopment of X-ray mirrors and ultraviolet detectors, matter distribution in galactic clusters, transient hard X-ray sources.
Ahmet UysalNanoscale order in soft materials, surfaces and interfaces, X-ray scattering studies of self-assembled molecular layers. Physics and Astronomy2012 Pulak Dutta (grad student)
Francesca ValsecchiAstrophysics Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Physics and Astronomy2012 Vicky Kalogera (grad student)
Roberto Vega-MoralesTheoretical particle physics from within and beyond the standard model: theories of electroweak symmetry breaking; properties of the Higgs boson; aspects of dark matter. Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy2013 Ian Low (grad student), Timothy Maurice Paul Tait (grad student)
Mayda Marie VelascoMatter-antimatter asymmetry, physics beyond the Standard Model, development of beam instrumentation, multi-TeV electron/positron and gamma/gamma colliders.1995 Donald Henry Miller (grad student), Ralph E. Segel (grad student)
Michelle Vick Astronomy2020 Dong Lai (grad student)
Avinash VijayaraghavanSpin tunneling and relaxation in molecular magnets, semiclassical limit for spin, quantum state manipulation. Physics and Astronomy2011 Anupam Garg (grad student)
Steven WonMatter-antimatter asymmetry, physics beyond the Standard Model, development of beam instrumentation, multi-TeV electron/positron and gamma/gamma colliders. Physics and Astronomy2012 Mayda Marie Velasco (grad student)
Tsing W. WongAstrophysics Physics Physics and Astronomy2013 Vicky Kalogera (grad student)
James David WrayAstronomy1966 Karl Gordon Henize (grad student)
Botao XiaoApplications of statistical mechanics and polymer physics to biophysical problems. Physics and Astronomy2011 John F. Marko (grad student)
Wanling Xu Physics and Astronomy2008 John B. Ketterson (grad student)
Sahal YacoobInteractions of quarks and leptons, decay of weak vector bosons, high-intensity neutrino experiments, cosmological high-energy physics. Physics and Astronomy2010 Heidi Marie Schellman (grad student)
Taeil YiMechanical Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Molecular Physics Mechanical Engineering2012 Seth H. Lichter (grad student)
SungWoo YounElementary particle physics, experimental investigation of QCD via high-energy proton-antiproton collisions. Physics and Astronomy2009 David Alan Buchholz (grad student)
Jaejun Yu1988 Arthur J. Freeman (grad student)
Horace YuenTheory of quantum optics and communication, the foundations of quantum physics, new quantum devices, quantum cryptography.
Farhad Yusef-zadehMassive black hole at the center of the Galaxy, Star formation in the Galactic nucleus, supernova remnant masers.
Xiaohan ZengInformation Science, Gender Studies, Statistics, General Physics Chemical and Biological Engineering2014 Luís A. Nunes Amaral (grad student)
Houyin ZhangApplications of statistical mechanics and polymer physics to biophysical problems. Physics and Astronomy2012 John F. Marko (grad student)
Guanyu ZhuQuantum coherence in solid-state devices such as superconducting circuits, circuit quantum electrodynamics, quantum computation and quantum simulation with cQED lattices. Physics and Astronomy2015 Jens Koch (grad student)