Recent and Current Graduate Students, Postdocs and Visiting Scientists

Recent and Current Graduate Students, Postdocs and Visiting Scientists


Fradkin's Group (February 2009). From the left: Eytan Grosfeld (postdoc), Bruno Uchoa (postdoc), Kai Sun (grad student), Siddartha Lal (postdoc), Babrak Seradjeh (postdoc), Benjamín Fregoso (grad student), Benjamin Hsu (grad student), Eduardo Fradkin, Lyudmila Kushnir (grad student) and Akbar Jaefari (grad student)

The group in March 2009, with Daniel Barci (extreme right) and Nayana Shah (third from the left)


Group Asado (Barbecue), Urbana, June 2012.


Group Asado (Barbecue), Urbana, May 2013: (from left to right) Rudro Biswas (postdoc), Pouyan Ghaemi (postdoc), Rodrigo Soto Garrido (graduate student), Eduardo, Claudia (not shown), Jeffrey Teo (postdoc), Xiao Chen (graduate student), Ponnuraj Krishnakumar (graduate student), Yizhi You (graduate student).


My extended group in ICMT Urbana, June 3, 2016: (from left to right) Victor Chua (postdoc), Yizhi You (graduate student), Leonardo Ribeiro (visiting student from UERJ/Rio de Janeiro), Ponnuraj Krishnakumar (graduate student), Wathid Assawassunthonnet (graduate student), David Luitz (postdoc), Luiz Santos (postdoc), me, Peng Ye (postdoc), Xiao Chen (graduate student), Yuxuan Wang (postdoc), and Hitesh Changlani (postdoc).

Graduate Students

Mr. Wathid Assawasunthonnet, currently working on higher dimensional bosonization and time-reversal symmetry breaking in Fermi fluids.

Mr. Krishna Kumar, currently working on mechanisms of spin liquid phases in frustrated quantum antiferromagnets. He defended his PhD Thesis in May 2016.

Ms. Yizhi You, currently working on the interplay of nematic and topological fluid phases.

Mr. Xiao Chen, currently working on problems of quantum entanglement in Condensed Matter. He defended his PhD Thesis in may 2016 and will be a Gordon and Betty Moore Postdoc at the KITP in santa Barbara beginning August 15, 2016.

Postdocs and Visitors

Dr. Victor Chua, PhD University of Texas at Austin, 2013 (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar)

Dr. Luiz Santos, PhD Harvard University, 2012 (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar)

Dr. David Luitz, PhD Würtzburg University, 2012 (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar)

Dr. Yuxuan Wang, PhD University of Wisconsin Madison, 2015 (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar)

Dr. Peng Ye, Institute for Advanced Study (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China), 2012 (Postdoctoral Research Associate)


Last updated 6/3/2016