Members

Members in Takahashi lab

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Current members

Prof. Susumu Takahashi

Associate Professor of Chemistry/Physics & Astronomy

Ph.D in Physics - University of Florida

susumuta at usc dot edu


[Homepage]

Michael Coumans

Graduate Student in Chemistry

B.S. in Physics - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 


Awards

- 2023 Best Poster Award in Stauffer Symposium

Ana Gurgenidze 

Graduate Student in Chemistry

M.S. in Chemistry, Leipzig University, Germany

B.S. in Chemistry - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia 


Awards

- 2023 USC WiSE Travel Grant 

Yuhang Ren

Graduate Student in Physics

B.S. in Physics - University of Southern California 


Awards

-2022 USC Physics Retreat Symposium  Best Poster Award

- 2023 Best Poster Award in Global NMR

- 2024 APS GMAG Travel Award

Artur Pambukhchyan

Graduate student in Chemistry

B.S. in Biochemistry - University of Southern California 


Awards

- 2024 Best Poster Award in Stauffer Symposium

Yifan Song

Graduate student in Chemistry

M.S. in Chemistry - Zhejiang University, China

B.S. in Mineral Engineering - Central South University, China


Leah Webb

Graduate student in Chemistry

B.S. in Chemistry/Materials Science - CSU Long Beach


Zihan Zhang

MS student in Quantum Information Science

B.S. in Physics - Ohio State University



Micah Shaw

MS student in Quantum Information Science

B.S. in Physics - University of Maryland

Kyle Shi

Undergraduate student in Biology

Class of 2025 


Awards

- 2022 Fall USC SOAR Fellowship

-2023 Best Poster Award in 2023 SCUM




Former members

Postdocs

Dr. Ekaterina Romanova - 2011-2013 

-> Software engineer


Dr. Zhihui Wang - 2011-2012 

-> Scientist at NASA 

Ph.D. students

Dr. Laura Mugica Sanchez - 2023 Ph.D. in Chemistry

Ph.D. Thesis: Diamond surface chemistry for NV quantum sensing

-> Lecturer in Chemistry Department at San Jose State University (homepage)

Dr. Benjamin Fortman - 2022 Ph.D. in Chemistry

Ph.D. Thesis: Development of high-frequency and high-magnetic field optically detected magnetic resonance

-> Physicist at Northrop Grumman

Dr. Zaili Peng - 2021 Ph.D. in Chemistry

Ph.D. Thesis: High-frequency electron-electron double resonance techniques and applications

-> Postdoc Scholar at University of New Mexico -> Data Scientist at Bloomberg

Dr. Chathuranga Abeywardana  - 2017 Ph.D. in Chemistry

Ph.D. Thesis: Development of nanoscale EPR using a single nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond

-> Process Engineer at Applied Materials 

Dr. Viktor Stepanov - 2017 Ph.D. in Chemistry

Ph.D. Thesis: High-Frequency and High-Field Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Diamond

-> Research Scientist at Corning Inc. 

Dr. Rana D. Akiel - 2016 Ph.D. in Chemistry

Ph.D. Thesis: Functionalization of Nanodiamond Surface for Magnetic Sensing Application

-> Full-Time Tenure-Track Chemistry Instructor at College of The Canyons (homepage)

Dr. Franklin H. Cho - 2015 Ph.D. in Physics

Ph.D. Thesis: Development of high-frequency EPR spectrometer and investigation of paramagnetic impurities and defects in diamond

-> Postdoc Scholar in Center for Quantum Science at Ewha Women University, South Korea 

MS & Undergraduate students

Junsoo Kim - Undergraduate student in Physics (2023-2024)

Caleb Clary - Undergraduate student in Chemistry (2023-2024)

Vibhub Laud - Undergraduate student in Physics (2022-2024)

Ella Haliman - Undergraduate in Chemistry (2023 Summer)

Alejandro Reyes - Undergraduate student in Physics (2022-2023)

Sebastiao Martin - 2023 USC Chemistry REU student (Austin College)

Maggie Bates - Undergraduate in Chemistry (2023 Summer)

Cooper Selco - B.S. in Physics (2019-2023) -> Ph.D. student in UC Berkeley Applied Engineering

Nicholas Musat -  Visiting researcher  (2022-2023) -> Ph.D. student in USC Physics

Artur Pambukhchyan - B.S. in Biochemistry (2021-2022) -> Ph.D. student in USC Chemistry

Dylan Kawashiri - Summer undergraduate research student from UCLA

Helaina Hannan - 2022 USC Chemistry REU student (Biola University) -> Ph.D. student in Environmental Science at Baylor University.

Julia Cashman - Undergraduate in Chemistry (2021-2022)

Zihan Zhao - B.S. in Physics (2020-2022) -> Ph.D. student in UCSD Physics

Aadi Ghildiyal - B.S. in Chemistry (2020-2022) -> Olympic trial -> Med student at Tufts University.

Gene Aries Caberto - B.S. in Chemistry (2021-2022)

Yuxiao Hang - B.S. in Physics (2019-2021) -> Ph.D. student in USC Physics

Noah Tischler - B.S. in Chemistry (2020)

Tejpal Randhawa - Undergraduate in Chemistry (2019-2020)

Yuhang Ren - B.S. in Physics (2019-2020) -> Ph.D. student in USC Physics

Junior Pena - B.S. in Physics (2018-2020) -> Ph.D. student in MIT Physics

Yihao Yang - M.S. in Chemical Engineering (2019-2020) -> Ph.D. student in Texas A&M Chemistry

Meera Mistry - B.S. in Biochemistry (2017-2020) -> M.S. student in USC Medical School -> Med student at California University of Science and Medicine 

Armand Tadjali - B.S. in Math (2018-2020) -> Med student at Texas A&M

Joyce Kim - Visiting researcher (2018-2019) -> Research support assistant in IPAC at Caltech

Jax Dallas - 2019 USC Chemistry REU student (University of Mississippi); 2020 Goldwater scholar. -> Ph.D. student in Caltech Chemistry

Linda Godinez - 2019 Summer Visting Student (Los Angeles City College)

Christopher Gonzalez - 2018 Summer Visting Student (CSU Long Beach)

Sam Smoker - Undergraduate in Physics (2015-2017)

Laura Mugica - 2016 USC-IME/REU student (National University of Mexico (UNAM))-> Ph.D. student at USC

Jack O'Grady - Undergraduate in Physics/Computer Science (2016 summer)

Wan Hsiang (Winnie) Chen - B.S. in Biochemistry (2015-2016) -> Med student at Quinnipiac University, CT

Andrew Maney - Undergraduate in Physics (2015-2016)

Jack Runburg - Undergraduate in Physics (2014-2016)

Zaili (Sharon) Peng - 2014 REU student (Sun-Yat Sen University, China)-> Ph.D. student at USC

Jason Michael - B.S. in Chemistry (2013-2014)-> Ph.D. student at University of Texas, Austin

Zak Kobos - B.S. in Physics (2011-2013) -> Ph.D. student at Yale University

Kevin Le - Undergraduate in Physics (2011-2012)

Dalilah Brown - 2011 REU student (Stevenson University, MD)

Michael Oh - Undergraduate (2010)

David Lee - Undergraduate (2010)

High school students

Esther Sosa - 2019 USC Young Researchers Program Student (USC Hybrid High School, Los Angeles CA)

Alondra Alvarez Castro - 2019 USC Young Researchers Program Student (Girls Academic Leadership Academy, Los Angeles CA)

Wendy Marquina - 2018 USC Young Researchers Program Student (Manual Arts Senior High School, Los Angeles CA)

Ariana Vega - 2017 USC Young Researchers Program Student (Thomas Jefferson High School, Los Angeles CA)

Mirna Solano - 2016 USC Young Researchers Program Student (Animo Jackie Robinson Charter High School, Los Angeles CA)

Josceline Rojas-Gamino - 2015 USC Young Researchers Program Student (Los Angeles Big Picture High School, Los Angeles CA)

Mike Moreno - 2015 USC Young Researchers Program Student (Gertz-Ressler High School, Los Angeles CA)

Jacqueline Gramajo - 2014 USC Young Researchers Program Student (West Adams Preparatory High School, Los Angeles CA)

Teresa Duarte - 2011 USC Young Researchers Program Student (Film and Theatre Arts Charter High School, Los Angeles, CA)