Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The creative research process benefits immensely from a multitude of personal experiences, and we value the rich perspectives, skills, and ideas from all backgrounds in our lab.
At Stanford, we work with equity and inclusion initiatives (SURF: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and SERGE: Stanford Exposure to Research and Graduate Education) that develop frameworks to address the shortage of underrepresented minorities (and other identities broadly defined) earning doctoral degrees and pursuing research careers in academia, public, and private sectors. We are committed to cultivating a diverse-equitable student body at Stanford and within Stanford’s School of Engineering to empower all students to become change agents and thought leaders. Our group provides spaces to leverage diversity and excellence so students can thrive and be their full, authentic selves on their academic pathway to becoming leaders in our 21st century workforce.
Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Kadanoff-Rice Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Chicago
Ph.D. , Materials Science, Northwestern University
B.S. , Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contact: ajmannix [at] stanford.edu
Administrative Associate, Materials Science and Engineering
Contact: ntudor [at] stanford.edu
Dr. Mihir Pendharkar
Q-FARM Bloch Postdoctoral Fellow
(Co-advised, Prof. David Goldhaber-Gordon)
Ph.D., M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara
B.E., Instrumentation and Control Engineering, University of Pune, India
Mihir's research interests focus on growth of low-dimensional topological materials and in-vacuo fabrication of device heterostructures
Contact: mihirpen [at] stanford.edu
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Ph.D. Student, Materials Science and Engineering
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley
Gregory is currently working on the development of novel scalable crystal growth and van der Waals integration schemes of low-dimensional nanostructures for quantum information science.
Contact: gzjr [at] stanford.edu
Ph.D. Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan State University
(Co-Advised, Prof. Debbie Senesky)
Risa is currently working on synthesizing large-scale monolayer hBN for harsh-environment electronics, such as sensors for Venus.
Contact: mhocking [at] stanford.edu
Ph.D. Candidate, Applied Physics
B.S., Physics, University of California Santa-Barbara
Yuntian's research interests focus on the physics of 2-dimensional materials synthesized by MBE and CVD.
Contact: yuntian [at] stanford.edu