Lab: 810 West Campus Dr., West Campus, West Haven, CT


Office: 209 Becton, 15 Prospect St., New Haven, CT


Phone: (203) 737 -7293 / (203) 432 - 2156

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Judy J. Cha, Principal Investigator

Carol and Douglas Melamed Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Yale University

PhD: Cornell University, Postdoc: Stanford University

B. As: Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada



Faculty Page




Dr. Sung Woo Sohn, Postdoc

Research: In situ TEM of metallic glass anostructures

John Woods

Graduate Student

Research: 2D chalcogenide heterostructures

Yujun (Terry) Xie

Graduate Student

Research: In-situ TEM of nanostructures



Pengzi Liu

Graduate student

Research: topological nanostructures

David Hynek

Graduate Student

Research: Crystallization of complex materials

Joshua Pondick

Graduate Student

Research: Intercalation of 2D materials




Yerin Kim

Undergraduate Student Physics, Yale University

Julia Wei

Undergraduate Student

Physics, Yale University






Dr. Yu Zhou (2015.09 - 2017.08, currently at U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Dr. Piranavan Kumaravadivel (2015.10 - 2017.01, currently at U of Manchester)

Dr. Eric Jung (2013.09 - 2015.07, Assistant Prof. at UCF)

Dr. Jie Shen (2013.09 - 2015.11, currently at TU Delft)


Undergraduate students

Grace Pan (Yale, Physics Major, 2015-2017)

Iwona Chalus (Yale, Mechanical Engineering, 2015 Fall)


Visiting students

Jie Xing (Sichuan University, visiting PhD student, 2016.10 - 2017.09)

Savannah Downing (Iowa State U, REU, 2017 Summer)

Tianyu Li (Nankai U, visiting undergraduate student, 2016.10 - 2017.04)

Daniel Vajner (Freie Universitat Berlin, DAAD German Academic Exchange Program, 2016 Summer)

Emile Motta de Castro (Columbia, REU, 2016 Summer)