PhD Students

Huiqin Zhang

Email: huiqin@seas.upenn.edu

Huiqin is a PhD candidate in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. She grew up in Shanghai, China and received her Bachelor’s degree from Fudan University, China. After graduation, she joined UPenn in August 2018.

Her research interest is investigating strong light-matter interactions in excitonic dielectrics and plasmonic structures.

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Xiwen Liu

Email: xiwenliu@seas.upenn.edu

Xiwen is currently a PhD candidate in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the group in 2019 summer, and his research interest includes: In Memory Computing, Neuromorphic Computing, Non-Volatile Memory technology, Nanoelectronics, Hardware-Algorithm Co-design for ML.


Kiyoung Jo

Email: kiyoungj@seas.upenn.edu

Kiyoung is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering and works with Prof. Deep Jariwala. His research is in the field of surface engineering of next-generation optoelectronic materials using scanning probe technique. He received his B.S. Summa Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in 2013 and a M.S. in Physics from UNIST in 2015. From 2015-2018 he worked as a Research Scientist at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology.

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Adam Alfieri

Email: alfieri@seas.upenn.edu

Adam joined the Jariwala Group in the Fall of 2020 as a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering. For his undergrad, he attended the University of Wisconsin were he studied Materials Science and Engineering. His research interests are related to the design and synthesis of optoelectronic devices using 2D materials and their heterostructures. He is particularly interested in tunable metasurfaces and devices for quantum information science.


Kwan-Ho Kim

Email: kwkim20@seas.upenn.edu

Kwan-Ho is a PhD Candidate in Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) at the University of Pennsylvania. He did his undergraduate in Electronic Engineering at Pusan National University in South Korea, and joined the Jariwala group in the fall of 2020. His research interests are emerging memory/storage devices applicable to next-generation computing architecture such as in-memory computing and neuromorphic computing. In particular, he is focusing on research on ferroelectric-FET (Fe-FET), Fe-RAM and ferroelectric tunneling junction (FTJ).

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Chloe Leblanc

Email: chloeleb@seas.upenn.edu

Chloe did her undergrad at Stanford and joined the lab as a PhD Candidate in Fall 2020. Her research interests include 2D ferroelectric materials and devices with a focus on their applications in energy.



Jason Lynch

Email: jasonlyn@seas.upenn.edu

Jason stared his PhD with the Jariwala group in 2021 after obtaining a BS in Physics at the University of Chicago and a MS in Nanotechnology at Penn. His research focuses on tunability of 2D and 1D for high performance optoelectronic devices.

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