Group

Cape Crystal research group at Cornell UniversityPhoto credit: Jeffrey Kaaret (November 14, 2023)

From left to right: (back row) Maya Martirossyan, Hongjin Du, Sophia Janoyan, Reum Scott, Hillary Pan, George Padilla, Jasmin Kennard, Katherine Wang, Rachael Skye, (front row) Tran Nguyen, Nathan Huang, Julia Dshemuchadse, Nadya Lumy, Andreia Fenley, (not on photo) Rohan Ukhade

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Principal Investigator

Julia DshemuchadsePhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan
Julia Dshemuchadse (she/her/hers)
Assistant Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
✉️ jd732@cornell.edu
Dr. sc. (Materials Science), ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2013
Diploma (Physics), TU Dresden, Germany, 2008
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Postdoctoral Scholar

Reum ScottPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan
Reum Scott (he/him/his)
co-advised with Phillip Milner, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
NSF MPS Ascend fellow, 2021–
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
✉️ rns76@cornell.edu
PhD (Materials Science and Engineering), Cornell University, 2019
MS (Chemistry), Howard University, 2013
BS (Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering), University of Pennsylvania, 2009

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Graduate Students

Maya Martirossyan
Photo credit: Sabrina Li
Maya M. Martirossyan (she/her/hers)
PhD student, 2018–
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
✉️ mmm457@cornell.edu
BS (Physics), Harvey Mudd College, 2017
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→ Maya Martirossyan’s page
Jasmin Kennard
Photo credit: Sabrina Li
Jasmin J. Kennard (she/her/hers)
PhD student, 2018–
Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
✉️ jjk353@cornell.edu
HBS (Chemical Engineering), Oregon State University, 2018

Rachael Skye
Photo credit: Maya Martirossyan
Rachael S. Skye (she/her/hers)
PhD student, 2019–
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
✉️ rss364@cornell.edu
BS (Materials Science and Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019

Hillary Pan
Photo credit: Sabrina Li
Hillary Pan (she/her/hers)
PhD student, 2020–
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
✉️ hp393@cornell.edu
MS (Materials Science and Engineering), Cornell University, 2020
BA (Physics), Oberlin College, 2017
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Andreia FenleyPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan
Andreia L. Fenley (she/her/hers)
PhD student, 2021–
Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
✉️ alf242@cornell.edu
BS (Chemical and Biological Engineering), Princeton University, 2015

Hongjin DuPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan
Hongjin Du (she/her/hers)
PhD student, 2022–
✉️ hd329@cornell.edu
BSc (Materials Science and Engineering), Cornell University, 2022

Nathan HuangPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan
Nathan Huang (he/him/his)
MEng student, 2023–
undergraduate researcher, 2022–
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
✉️ nch49@cornell.edu
MEng student (Materials Science and Engineering), Cornell University, 2023–
BSc student (Materials Science and Engineering), Cornell University, 2019–

George PadillaPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan
George Padilla (he/him/his)
MS student & ACS Bridge Fellow, 2023–
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
✉️ gp389@cornell.edu
BS (Biology), Temple University, 2022

Photo credit: Maya Martirossyan
Katherine Xiaoxin Wang (she/her/hers)
PhD student, 2023–
✉️ xw682@cornell.edu
BS (Chemical Engineering & Materials Science and Engineering), University of California, Berkeley, 2023

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Undergraduate Students

Sophia JanoyanPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan
Sophia Janoyan (she/her/hers)
undergraduate researcher, 2021–
✉️ sjj58@cornell.edu
BSc student (Chemical Engineering), Cornell University, 2020–

Rohan Ukhade
Rohan Ukhade (he/him/his)
undergraduate researcher, 2022–
✉️ rpu4@cornell.edu
BSc student (Materials Science and Engineering), Cornell University, 2022–

Nadya LumyPhoto credit: Maya Martirossyan
Nadya Lumy (she/her/hers)
undergraduate researcher, 2023–
✉️ nal87@cornell.edu
BSc student, Cornell University, 2022–

Photo credit: Maya Martirossyan
Tran Nguyen (she/her/hers)
senior thesis, 2023–
✉️ tn357@cornell.edu
BSc student (Materials Science and Engineering), Cornell University, 2022–

Theodore Foulen (he/him/his)
undergraduate researcher, 2024–
✉️ rf444@cornell.edu
BSc student, Cornell University, 2023–


If you are interested in joining the group
– as an undergraduate student at Cornell: please contact Prof. Dshemuchadse directly;
– as an external undergraduate student: the group regularly hosts summer research students via the CCMR REU Program, to which you can apply directly; you can also apply to the Cornell LSAMP Summer REU program;
– as a graduate student: apply with a MS or PhD program at Cornell (decisions are made by the admissions committees → MSE, ChBE) or through our bridge program with Ezra’s Bridge or the ACS Bridge Program;
– as a postdoctoral researcher: please contact Prof. Dshemuchadse describing your research interests and the funding (e.g., fellowships) you intend to apply for. (There are currently no open funded positions for postdoctoral scholars.)