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Lai Research Group @ UT Austin

Nanoscale ElectroMagnetic Laboratory

Group members


Principal Investigator

Prof. Keji Lai

Assistant Professor of Physics, UT-Austin, 2012 - Present

Ph.D. Princeton University 2006

B.S. Tsinghua University, China 2001

Email: kejilai (at) physics.utexas.edu



Postdocs and Research Scientists

Dr. Di Wu

Ph.D. Peking University, China 2013

B.S. Peking University, China 2008

Email: diwu (at) utexas.edu



Graduate Students

Lu Zheng

B.S. Fudan University, China 2014

Email: luzheng (at) utexas.edu

Zhaodong Chu

B.S. Beijing Normal University, China 2012

Email: chuzhaodong (at) gmail.com

Zhanzhi Jiang

B.S. Peking University, China 2016

Email: zhanzhi (at) utexas.edu

David Wannlund

B.S. University of Maryland 2016

Email: wannlund (at) utexas.edu

Ashish V Gangshettiwar

B.TECH. Indian Institute Of Technology-Guwahati 2015

Email: ashishg (at) utexas.edu



Undergraduate Students

Kevin Herrera

Physics, UT-Austin

Email: kevin.herrera (at) utexas.edu



Visiting Students and Scholars



Group Alumni


Yuan Ren, Postdoc, 2012 - 2015


Lan Luan, Research Scientist, 2014 - 2017


Xiaoyu Wu, PhD student, 2012 - 2018


Yingnan Liu, Master student, 2012 - 2015


Vishal Ganesan, Undergraduate student, UT-Austin, 2015 - 2018


Devon Sepeda, Undergraduate student, UT-Austin, 2014


Yen-Lin Huang, Visiting student from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 2015 - 2017


He Liu, Visiting student from Peking University, China, 2014


Weixiong Wu, Visiting student from Tsinghua University, China, 2015


Zhenqi Hao, Visiting student from Tsinghua University, China, 2016


Zhiran Zhang, Visiting student from Peking University, China, 2016


Janhavi Govande, High school student, summer 2017


Vasanti Varma, High school student, summer 2017


Tatiana Yeung, High school student, summer 2014


Group photos


Group lunch at County Line at the Lake, Dec 2017


Group lunch at County Line on the Hill, Dec 2016


Joint (with the Akinwande group) PECASE celebration party, Feb 2016


Group lunch at the Oasis Restaurant, Dec 2015


Group dinner at Prof. Lai's house, Dec 2014


Group picture with the ST-500 system, Dec 2013