Leslie Schoop, Ph.D (she/her)
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Princeton University
Diploma in Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Room: Frick 393
Phone: 609-258-9390
Email: lschoop@princeton.edu
Leslie received her training in Germany and the United States. She enjoyed the diversity of education philosophies. Thus, she is looking forward to working with students and postdocs from different backgrounds. When not conducting research, she likes to engage in outdoor activities and has fallen in love with the U.S. national parks.

Kimberly Bitterman (she/her)
Faculty Assistant
Room: Frick 128
Phone: 609-258-3674
Email: kbitterman@princeton.edu



Ratnadwip Singha, Ph.D. (he/him)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Frick 354
Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 2019.
Fang Yuan, Ph.D. (she/her)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Frick 354

Jason Khoury, Ph.D. (he/him)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Frick 354
B.S. the Ohio State University, 2015
Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2020

Milena Jovanovic, Ph.D (she/her)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Frick 391

B.S. University of Belgrade

Ph.D. University of Colorado Boulder



Nitish Mathur, Ph.D. (he/him)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Frick 391
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2021.

Nitish’s current research focuses on the magnetic and optical property measurements of 2D van der Waals materials.

Grigorii Skorupskii, Ph.D. (he/him)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Frick 391
B.Sc. Moscow State University, 2015
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021


Tanya Berry (she/her)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Frick 391
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

Jiaze Xie (he/him)
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Frick 391
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Fifth Year Graduate Students

Tyger Salters (they/them, she/her)
Graduate Student
Frick 354
B.S. in Chemistry, Stony Brook University, 2018
Tyger’s current research focuses on the synthesis of new magnetic topological materials and their complex crystallography using synchrotron x-ray and neutron scattering techniques.

Fourth Year Graduate Students

Joseph Stiles
Graduate Student
Frick 354
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California


Grace Villalpando
Graduate Student
Frick 354
B.S. in Chemistry, Texas A&M University


Third Year Graduate Students

Brianna Hoff
Graduate Student
Frick 354
B.S. from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell


Mulan Yang
Graduate Student
Frick 354
B.S. in Chemistry at Northeastern University

Scott Lee (he/him)
Graduate Student
Frick 391
B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, double major in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Second Year Graduate Students

Connor Pollak (he/him)
Graduate Student
Frick 391
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley
Favorite Band: Stereolab

Favorite Song: The Flag is Raised – Bladee
Favorite Book: Siddhartha

Favorite Tree: Jeffrey Pine
Favorite Rock: Granite


First Year Graduate Students

Fatmagul Katmer 
Graduate Student
Frick 391
B.S. in Chemistry, Bilkent University

Fun Fact: I love singing!!

Josh Leeman (he/him)
Graduate Student
Frick 354
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Fun fact: I want to be able to speak five languages by the time I graduate

Undergraduate Students

André Koch Liston (he/they)
Undergraduate Student
Frick 354
Chemistry Major, Class of 2023
Certificates in Materials Science & Engineering and Optimization & Quantitative Decision Science



Kirstine Dalgaard, Ph.D (she/her)
Postdoctoral Research Associate

M.Sc., Nanoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark
Ph.D., Nanoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark

Robert Kirby (he/him)
Graduate Student
B.Sc. in Chemistry,  McGill University M.Sc. in Chemistry, the University of Toronto.
Robert is using ultrafast spectroscopy to study how optically-excited electrons behave around the Dirac point in topological semimetals on ultrashort timescales
Xiaoyu Song (she/her)
Graduate Student
B.Sc., Nanjing University, P.R. China.
Xiaoyu’s current research interest is magnetic 2D nanosheets.

Sabrina Sequeira
Undergraduate Alumna
Chemistry Major, Class of 2021

Anna Soltys
Undergraduate Alumna
Frick 354
Chemistry Major, Class of 2021

Ethan Whittaker
Undergraduate Alumnus
Frick 354
Chemistry Major, Class of 2021

Aurland Hay
Visiting Undergrad Student, Summer 2019
Graduate Student, UCSB
Wellesley College, Class of 2020


Andreas Topp, Ph.D 2019
Visiting Graduate Student
M.Sc., Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany


Shiming Lei, Ph.D 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Research Scientist, Rice University

Sarah Schneider
Undergraduate Alumna
Frick 354
Chemistry Major, Class of 2020

Sebastian Klemenz, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr. rer. nat. at Eduard-Zintl-Institut for Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2017.
Group leader at the Frauenhofer IWKS, Hanau, Germany

Austin Ferrenti 
Undergraduate Alumnus, Researcher
Princeton University
Chemistry Major, Class of 2019

Ashley Wilczek
Undergraduate Alumna
Princeton University
Chemistry Major, Class of 2019

Ananya Vinayak
Visiting Undergrad Student, Summer 2019
Princeton University, Class of 2022

Audrey Saltzman
Visiting Undergrad Student, Summer 2019
MIT, Class of 2021

Mohamed Oudah
Visiting Postdoc Collaborator
Ph.D., Physics, Kyoto University, Japan
Mohamed discovered superconductivity in the hole-doped Antiperovskite Oxide Sr3-xSnO and studied the negative ionic state of Sn in this unusual oxide. The early part of his postdoc was focused on high-pressure synthesis of new topological phases. The focus has now shifted to identifying new topological materials within the square-net family of compounds. 

Caroline Weinberg
Visiting Undergraduate Student, Summer 2018
Williams College
Chemistry Major/Environmental Studies Minor, Class of 2019