3x2 1/6 ML Sr on Si (100) surface

Group members


  • Prof. Sohrab Ismail-Beigi
  • Dr. Minjung Kim, NSF SI2-SSI Postdoctoral Associate
  • Dr. Subhasish Mandal, NSF SI2-SSI Postdoctoral Associate
  • Mehmet Dogan, Physics graduate student
  • Alexandru Bogdan Georgescu, Physics graduate student
  • Arvin Kakekhani, Physics graduate student
  • Xin Liang, Applied Physics graduate student


  • Postdoctoral fellow:
    • Dr. Andrei Malashevich, NSF MRSEC (CRISP) Postdoctoral Associate 2012-2015 --- continued to Sendyne Corp (startup) in New York
    • Dr. Jie Jiang, NSF-SOLAR (Nanosolar team) Postdoctoral Associate 2010-2013 --- continued to NRC-funded postdoctoral position at Wright-Patterson Airforce Base (AFRL) under the direction of Dr. Ruth Pachter
    • Dr. Alexie Kolpak, CRISP postdoctoral Associate 2007-2010 --- continued to MIT in the Grossman group and then advanced to Assistant Professor at MIT's Mechanical Engineering department (summer 2012)
  • Graduate students:
  • Undergraduate students:
    • Alexis Morris: (summer 2013) CRISP REU student from Truman State University --- currently applying for graduate studies in Chemistry
    • Ismail El Baggari: (summer 2011-summer 2012) Applied Physics undergraduate researcher --- continued to graduate school in Physics at Cornell University
    • Sheide Chammas: (summer 2010-spring 2011) Applied Physics undergraduate researcher --- continued to graduate school in Yale's Computer Science Department
    • Diana Qiu: (fall 2010) Physics undergraduate senior project --- continued to graduate school in Physics at Berkeley
    • Torrey Levin-Russell: (fall 2009-spring 2010) undergraduate researcher (SCSU) --- continued to graduate school at Boston College Physics
    • Stephen Fedele: (fall 2006-spring 2007) undergraduate Applied Physics senior project --- continued to Google
    • Madeleine Udell: (summer 2006) undergraduate researcher (Perspectives in science) --- continued to graduate school in Computational Mathematical Engineering at Stanford
    • Yejin Huh: (summer 2005-spring 2006) Physics undergraduate senior project --- continued to graduate school in Physics at Harvard
    • Eli Luberoff: (summer 2005) undergraduate researcher (Perspectives in science) --- went to found and be president of Tutor Trove, LLC
    • Caitlin Lonegan: (fall 2004-spring 2005) undergraduate Applied Physics senior project --- proceeded to a career in painting, a M.F.A. from UCLA in 2010, and Artist-in-Residence at the University of Nevada 2012.
  • High school teachers and collaborators:
    • Kenneth Spinka, New Haven High School Teacher of physics, math, and AP computer science

Some photos of the group members

  • A series of photos from the wedding of Alexandru and Ayinka on Sept 26, 2014. Group photo as we await the couple in the New Haven town hall: left to right are Maryna, Andrei, Ceyda, Minjung, Sohrab, Arvin, Mehmet, Xin and Subhasish. Lunch at Zaroka's and then again with bride and groom. A nice outdoors shot.
  • Wind blown Andrei and Sohrab at the IWOE-21 meeting cruise on Lake George in up state New York.
  • The group present at the Yale reunion meeting at the APS March meeting 2014 in Denver (left to right: Mehmet, Alexandru, Xin, Sohrab, Arvin, Andrei).
  • Photo of current and a prior group members on June 12, 2013 at the ES2013 workshop at William and Mary (Williamsburg). Left to right are Arvin, Alexandru, Mehmet, Sohrab, Kevin Garrity, and Xin.
  • Photos from group dinner on December 18 2012 at Thai Taste: first photo going clockwise starting lower left are Mehmet, Sohrab, Arvin, Andrei, Julie, Jon, Jie, Ayinka, Alexandru; second photo has additional people not visible in first photo who are Maryna and Vera in high chair.
  • Photo from Hanghui's PhD and departure dinner in June 2012 at Miso's: counter-clockwise from left are Ceyda Dogan, Alexandru, Arvin, Jie, Hanghui, Sohrab, Ismail and Mehmet.
  • Group members attending the Electronic Structure 2012 meeting in Wake Forest: left to right are Arvin, Mehmet, Sohrab, Alexandru, Jie.
  • Group photo from Hanghui's thesis defense party on Feb. 14, 2012. Left to right: Arvin, Hanghui, Sohrab, Ismail, Jie.
  • Hui, Kevin, and Sohrab hooded on commencement day May 25, 2011. Left to right: Kevin, Sohrab, Hui.
  • Group photo from Hui and Kevin's joint thesis defense party on March 4, 2011. Left to right: Hanghui, Hui, Sohrab, Kevin, Jie.