Affiliated Faculty

2DCC Affiliated Faculty: Expertise Related to 2D Materials

The following list includes certain 2DCC personnel and other Penn State faculty who have expressed an interest in collaborating with the 2DCC in supporting users.


Lead Contact – Joan Redwing
tel: 814-865-8665

Cui-Zu Chang

MBE of topological/quantum materials

Roman Engel-Herbert

Hybrid Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) of TMDs

Zhiqiang Mao

Bulk crystal growth of chalcogenides

Joan Redwing

CVD, MOCVD of TMDs and Group III, IV, V chalcogenides

Joshua Robinson

CVD, MOCVD of TMDs and Group III chalcogenides, graphene, characterization, and devices

Nitin Samarth

Advanced MBE (with ARPES and STM) of TMDs and Group V chalcogenides, and low-temperature SQUID characterization

Mauricio Terrones

CVD and liquid phase synthesis of TMDs and characterization


Lead Contact – Vin Crespi
tel: 814-863-0163

Long-Qing Chen

Multiscale modeling integrating density function theory, thermodynamic analysis and phase-field simulations

Vin Crespi

Theory and development of new simulation tools for 2D systems and innovative nanomaterials

Adri van Duin

ReaxFF applied to new materials systems; Director of the Materials Computation Center

Chaoxing Liu

Prediction of emergent quantum properties

Zi-Kui Liu

Thermodynamics and the prediction of phase stability across a broad range of materials systems

Susan Sinnott

Computational atomistic methods to design materials and investigate physical, chemical, optical, and electrical properties of surfaces

Jorge Sofo

First-principles simulations of electronic and transport properties of 2D materials and surfaces

Yuan Xuan

Computational fluid dynamic simulations and process modeling


Lead Contact – Nitin Samarth
tel: 814-863-0136

Nasim Alem

Atomic structure of 2D crystals using ultra-high resolution aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy

Venkat Gopalan

Optical materials and probes, use of in situ optical spectroscopies to study 2D growth and properties

Eric Hudson

Advanced scanned-probe studies of layered materials

Ying Liu

Superconductivity within 2D systems, development of in situ electrical probes

Susan Trolier-McKinstry

In situ spectroscopic ellipsometry during thin film deposition; Director of the Nanofab Facility