Current Members


Christine K. Payne

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Research Scientists

Darbi Griffith

Research Associate

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dhanya Jayaram

Ph.D. in Chemistry, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, India, 2015; B.S. in Chemistry, U.C. College, Aluva, India, 2003

Zeqing Shen

Ph.D. in Chemistry, Rutgers University, 2017; B.S. in Chemistry, 2012, University of Science and Technology of China, 2012

PhD Students

Xiao Cheng

B.S. in Materials Physics, Nanjing University, China, 2018

Xu Han

M.S. in Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Department of Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Nanjing University, 2017; B.S. in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, 2014


Quinton Tran

B.S. in Physics; Duke, 2020 (expected)