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Principal Investigator

Dr. Guang Bian 

Education:

Tsinghua University (Beijing, 2000-2007), BS. MS. Physics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007-2012), Ph.D. Physics

Thesis: Angle-resolved photoemission and first-principles studies of topological thin films

Employment:

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Physics, Princeton University (2013-2016)

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Missouri at Columbia (2016-2022)

Associate Professor, Department of Physics, University of Missouri at Columbia (2022-present)


Postdoctoral Fellows

Cheng Zhang


Graduate Students

Jacob Cook 

Clayton Conner

Hriday Dhar Joni


Avinash Sah

Amarnath Chakraborty


Undergraduate Students

Geoff Watson

Carter Woods

John Clark

Hunter Lucker (Summer Research Exposure Program)


Alumni

Qiangsheng (Johnson) Lu ( MU PhD 2022, now postdoc at Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Riley Satterfield  (MU undergraduate, PhD program at University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Joseph Berglund  (MU undergraduate, PhD program at Rice University)

James McMillen (MU undergraduate, PhD program at Northeastern University)

Matthew Snyder (MU undergraduate, PhD program at University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Madison Schwinn (MU undergraduate, REU, PhD program at Northwestern University)

Adam D. Smith (MU undergraduate, PhD program at University of Alabama at Birmingham)

Chi Chen (MU undergraduate, PhD program at Virginia Tech University)

Xiangyu Lin (MU undergraduate, PhD program at Georgetown University)

Buyuan Luo (MU undergraduate, graduate program at University of Copenhagen)

Duy Tung Nguyen (MU undergraduate, graduate program at University of Missouri, Columbia)

Xiaoqian Zhang (Visiting PhD student from Nanjing University, now assistant professor at Southeastern UniversityChina)

Kyle Chen (High-school researcher, Rockbridge High School, Columbia, MO, U.S. Presidential Scholar 2022, now undergraduate at Caltech)

Theo Volz (High-school researcher, Rockbridge High School, Columbia, MO)

Prof. Tay-Rong Chang (Visiting professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan)

Angus Huang (Visiting PhD student, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

Chris (Zichun) Xiao (High-school researcher, Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, NC)