Principle Investigator

Robert Sinclair -

Professor Sinclair received his BA in Materials Science from Cambridge University in 1968. In 1972 he received both his MA and his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Cambridge University as well. Currently Professor Sinclair is the Charles M. Pigott Professor in the School of Engineering. Professor Sinclair is also the chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department, the Director of the Stanford Nanocharacterization Laboratory, and the Director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Paul Kempen -

Paul received his BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Purdue University in 2006. He received his MS in 2008 and his PhD in 2012 both in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University. His thesis was titled "Electron Microscopy Investigations of Nanoparticles Conjugated to Biological Systems". He is continuing his examination of the conjugation of nanoparticles to biological systems utilizing electron microscopy for cancer research as a postdoctoral scholar. In his free time Paul enjoys relaxing and preparing a good meal.

Manca Logar -

Manca Logar joined the Sinclair group in January of 2012 as a postdoctoral scholar. She received her PhD in 2009 from Ljubljana University and is studying advanced materials for energy conversion and storage as well as nanoparticles for use in Cancer research.

Graduate Students

Faraz Hossein-Babaei -

Faraz received his BASc in materials engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in 2005. He is currently conducting research on perpendicular magnetic recording media. These memory devices have just been introduced to the market, and Faraz's aim is to improve the data storage density and stability of these devices. He is currently focusing on the characterization of such memory devices fabricated in different conditions using transmission electron microscopy. In his spare time, Faraz enjoys photography, and he has started playing the guitar.

Hee Joon Jung -

Hee Joon Jung received the dual B.S. degree in Metallurgical and Ceramic engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 2005. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University and defended his thesis in March of 2012. His research interest are in high efficiency solar cell with quantum dot and well structure of PbS and thermal analysis of phonon-based materials for CPU heat spreader with high thermal conductivity by using FIB, TEM, and SThM.

Joonsuk Park -

Joonsuk Park is currently studying high efficiency solar cell with quantum dot and well structure of PbS.

Sang Chul Lee -

Sang Chul is currently studying magnesium as a hydrogen storage device utilizing TEM to study phase changes as magnesium is loaded and unloaded with Hydrogen.

Taeho Roy Kim -

Roy is a second year graduate student currently studying magnetic domains in perpendicular magnetic storage media using advanced electron holography techniques.

Steven Madsen -

Steve is a new member to the group joining in April 2012. He will be focusing his work on the use of e-beam lithography to synthesize unique nanostructures to study its effects on surface plasmon resonance.