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Yanqi Luo

Postdoctoral Appointee


Yanqi (Grace) is currently a postdoctoral researcher working in the microscopy group at the X-ray Science Division. She is eager to apply her experience in design of experiment, device fabrication, and failure determination via multimodal/multiscale nanoscale characterization on optical materials and semiconducting devices. 


  • Ph.D, NanoEngineering, University of California San Diego, 2020
  • BS/MS, Chemistry/Polymer Science, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, 2014

Research Interests

  • Understand and controlling over stoichiometry and defects in optical/semiconducting materials 
  • Carrier dynamics in heterogeneous materials
  • AI-enabled nanoscale imaging

Awards and Honors

  • Werner Meyer-Ilse Memorial Award, 2022
  • Marye Anne Fox Endowed Fellowship (UCSD), 2019
  • Portland Cement Association Resarch Fellowship, 2016
  • University of California Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellowship, 2015