Weiss Group

The Paul Weiss Lab is an interdisciplinary group of scientists, engineers, and clinicians with broad interests and collaborations around the world. Our goal is to research the ultimate limits of miniaturization to develop new chemical understanding of the physical and biological world. Welcome!


Prof. Paul Weiss

UC Presidential Chair
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Bioengineering, and Materials Science & Engineering
(psw >at< cnsi.ucla.edu)

Dr. Kris Barr

UCLA Teacher Scholar
(Kristopher.Barr >at< gmail.com)

Senior Staff & Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Avijit Baidya

(a.baidyaju >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Mahdi Hasani

(mahdi.hasani >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Tianhan Liu

(tianhanliu >at< g.ucla.edu)

Claire Meyer

(clairemeyer >at<g.ucla.edu )

Graduate Students

Judy Cheng

(jtingcheng027 >at< gmail.com)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Isaura Frost

(IFrost >at< mednet.ucla.edu)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Yao Gong

(echogy1900 >at< gmail.com)

Martin Hartel

(martinhartel557 >at< gmail.com)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Liv Heidenreich

(lheiden >at< ucla.edu)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Wenfei Liu

(wenfei95 >at< gmail.com)

Melina Mastrodimos

(mbmastrodimos >at< gmail.com)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Samantha T. Mensah

(mensah >at< ucla.edu)

Hossein Montazerian

(hmontazerian >at< g.ucla.edu)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Amir Nasajpour

(anasa >at< ucla.com)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Jun Shen

(junshen >at< ucla.edu)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Gail Vinnacombe-Willson

(gavinnacombe >at< ucla.edu)

Katie White

(kewhite1 >at< g.ucla.edu)

Undergraduate Students

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Maximilian Florida


Patrick Liu

(patricktqliu >at< gmail.com)

Rachel Ma

(mrachelm2020 >at< gmail.com)

Shameek Mitra

(shameek >at< gmail.com)

Lauren Vuong

(laurvuong >at< g.ucla.edu)


Vivian Lee

Admin Assistant
(vlee>at< cnsi.ucla.edu)


Prof. Alexander Wei

Purdue University
(alexwei >at< purdue.edu)

Visitors - Coming Soon

Carlos Ceballos Gonzalez

Tecnológico de Monterrey
(A00826572 >at< itesm.mx)

Dr. Johana Bolívar Monsalve

Tecnológico de Monterrey
(A00827748 >at< itesm.mx)

Post-doctoral Fellows and Staff Alumni

Dr. John Abendroth

(jmabendroth >at< ucla.edu)

Prof. Maryam Badv

(maryam.badv >at < ucalgary.ca)

Lola Belsito

Former Staff

Dr. Joanne Bevilacqua

Former ACS Nano Staff

Steve Bumbarger

Former Staff
(sxb10 >at< psu.edu)

Prof. Lloyd A. Bumm

University of Oklahoma
(bumm >at< nhn.ou.edu)

Holly Bunje

ACS Nano
Journal Assistant
(holly.bunje >at< ucla.edu)

Prof. Ann-Sofie Cans

Chalmers University
(cans >at< chalmers.se)

Dr. Kevin Cheung

(cheung.m.kevin >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Naihao Chiang

(naihaochiang2012 >at< u.northwestern.edu)

George Chriss

Former Staff
(gschriss >at< gmail.com)

Prof. Shelley Claridge

Purdue University
(claridge >at< purdue.edu)

Dr. Anne Counterman

(anne.counterman >at< gmail.com)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Dr. Chris DeSantis

ACS Nano
Managing Editor
(managing.editor >at< nano.acs.org)

Prof. Luis C. Fernandez-Torres

Notre Dame University
(lcfcayey >at< yahoo.com)

Deepee Gerringer

Administrative Assistant and ACS Nano Journal Assistant
(deepee >at< cnsi.ucla.edu)

Prof. Susan Gillmor

National Institutes of Health
(sdgillmor >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Andrew Greenberg

University of Wisconsin
(greenberg >at< chem.wisc.edu)

Prof. Jennifer Hampton

Department of Physics
Hope College

Prof. Patrick Han

Assistant Professor
Tohoku University
(RISINGSUN262 >at< yahoo.com)

Dr. Anat Hatzor De Picciotto

Former Post-Doc and National Area Expert in Chemical Advances in Nanolithography
(AnatD >at< pczlaw.com>)

Prof. Nate Hohman

University of Connecticut
(james.hohman >at< uconn.edu)

Hon Hoang

Design Media Administrator
(hon >at< cnsi.ucla.edu)

Prof. Xu Hou

Xiamen University
(houx >at< xmu.edu.cn)

Emily Indriolo

Former Staff Scientist
(eyi101 >at< psu.edu)

Prof. S. Alex Kandel

Department of Chemistry
Notre Dame University
(S.A.Kandel.1 >at< nd.edu)

Prof. Christine Dolan Keating

Department of Chemistry
Penn State University
(keating >at< chem.psu.edu)

Prof. Steven Jonas

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
(sjonas >at< ucla.edu)

Lisa Kawakami

(lmkawakami >at< chem.ucla.edu)

Prof. Kevin Kelly

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rice University
(kkelly >at< rice.edu)

Dr. Jaemyung Kim

(jmyungkim >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Moonhee Kim

IBM Almaden Research Center and Stanford University
(moon219 >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Nina Kovtyukhova

Dr. Dongbo Li

Hitachi GST
(Dongbo.Li >at< hgst.com)

Prof. Li Shao Chun

Department of Physics
Nanjing University
(scli >at< nju.edu.cn or shaochun.li.stm >at< gmail.com)

Prof. Wei-Ssu Liao

Department of Chemistry
National Taiwan University
(wsliaochem >at< ntu.edu.tw)

Dr. Joe Meyer

(meyerja >at< aol.com)

Dr. Morgan Mihok

Former Staff Scientist

Kareem Morris

Administrative Assistant and ACS Nano Journal Assistant
(kareem >at< cnsi.ucla.edu)

Dr. Nako Nakatsuka

ETH Zürich
(nakatsuka > at < biomed.ee.ethz.ch)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Dr. Jae Park

ReCode Therapeutics
(jaep0827 >at< ucla.edu)

Dr. Thomas P. Pearl

Dr. Sherman Ponder

Dr. Sara Rahimnejad

(sara.rahimnejad >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Matt Sandel

Former Staff Scientist
University of Washington
(mattsandel >at< yahoo.com)

Dr. Leonardo Scarabelli

(lscarabelli >at< icmab.es)

Dr. Liane Slaughter

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Prof. Charlie Sykes

Department of Chemistry
Tufts University
(Charles.Sykes >at< tufts.edu)

Dr. Logan Stewart

(logan.yah >at< gmail.com)

Jackie Lim-Piu Tan

Former Staff Scientist

Prof. Hirofumi Tanaka

Kyushu Institute of Technology
(tanaka >at< brain.kyutech.ac.jp)

Amy Whelpley

Former Staff Scientist

Prof. Wei Xu

Department of Physics
Tongji UniversityProf. Wei Xu
(xuwei >at< tongji.edu.cn)

Dr. Qing Yang

(qingyang1205 >at< gmail.com)

Prof. Tao Ye

University of California, Merced
(tao.ye >at< ucmerced.edu)

Dr. Thomas Young

(thomasdylanyoung >at< live.com)

Dr. Michael G. Yoshikawa Youngquist

(mgy >at< alumni.Caltech.edu)

Dr. Diana Yugay

(yugay >at< chem.ucla.edu)

Prof. Peng Peng Zhang

Department of Physics
Michigan State University
(zhang >at< pa.msu.edu)

Dr. Yuxi Zhao

Apple (seesea.zhao >at< gmail.com)

Prof. Yuebing Zheng

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
(yzz113 >at< gmail.com)

Graduate Student Alumni

Prof. Beth Anderson

Furman University
(maryelizabeth.anderson>at< furman.edu)

Jamie Arnold

Penn State
(jja5 >at< psu.edu)

Taylor Aubry

(tayloraubry >at< ucla.edu)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Dr. Erin Avery

(erin.avery1 >at< gmail.com)

Prof. Heidi Bednar

College of the Canyons
(heidirenate >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Jason Belling

(jasonbelling >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Meaghan Blake

Dow Chemical
(ladyblakey >at< hotmail.com)

Dr. Huan Cao

UC Merced
(serotonin >at< ucla.edu)

Dr. Lyndon F. Charles

(jahprofile >at< hotmail.com)

Prof. Sarawut Cheunkar

King Mongkut University of Technology
(sarawut.che >at< kmutt.ac.th)

Dr. Michael Cygan

(mcygan >at< erols.com)

Dr. Arrelaine Dameron

(arrelaine >at< gmail.com)

Daniel Dewey

Prof. Zachary Donhauser

Department of Chemistry
Vassar College
(zadonhauser >at< vassar.edu)

Dr. Terry D’Onofrio

Edgewood Research, Development, and Engineering Center
(terrence.donofrio >at< us.army.mil)

Prof. Leyla Esfandiari

(lesfandiari >at< ucla.edu)
University of Cincinnati

Chunru Fan

(cfan >at< chem.ucla.edu)

Dr. Jim Ferris

(jimsan >at< ComCAT.COM)

Dr. Dan Fuchs

(dan_fuchs_4 >at< hotmail.com)

Prof. Andrea Giordano

(ang143 >at< psu.edu)

Dr. Dominic Goronzy

(goronzy.dominic >at< gmail.com)

Tracy Graham

Waters Corp.
(tracybelle >at< comcast.net)

Dr. Andrew Guttentag

(ang143 >at< psu.edu)

Dr. Patrick Han

(ang143 >at< psu.edu)

Dr. Julia Heetderks

(juliaheetderks >at< msn.com)

Prof. Nate Hohman

Molecular Foundry,
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
(hohmanjn >at< stanford.edu)

Prof. Justin Ingram

Dr. Jennifer Jackiw

(jjjackiw >at< yahoo.com)

Jennifer Johnson

(jenjohnson >at< erols.com)

Dr. Marilyn Kamna

(marilyn_kamna >at< ccm.sc.Intel.com)

Vasilis M. Kostakis

Dr. Kyle Krom

(Kyle.Krom >at< merial.com)

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, India,
(go4ajeet >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Adam Kurland

(adam.kurland >at< gmail.com)

Dr. James Kushmerick

NIST (james.kushmerick >at

Jeff Lawrence

(jlawrenc2 >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Penelope Lewis

American Chemical Society
(p_lewis >at< acs.org)

Dr. Brent Mantooth

Edgewood Research, Development, and Engineering Center
(bmantooth >at< gmail.com)

Prof. Greg McCarty

University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University
(gmccarty >at< email.unc.edu)

Dr. Alexandra Mendoza

Cedars Sinai

Dr. Jason Monnell

University of Pittsburgh
(jmonnell >at< engr.pitt.edu)

Dr. Amanda Moore

(amanda.m.moore >at< Intel.com)

Prof. TJ Mullen

University of North Florida
(mullen.tj >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Sanjini Nanayakkara

(Sanjini.Nanayakkara >at< nrel.gov)

Dr. Balakrishna Pathem

Hitachi GST
(bala.pathem >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Hector Saavedra

(hmsaavedra >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz

(schwartz >at< physics.ucla.edu)

Dr. Andrew Serino

Lam Research
(andrew.serino >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Mitchell Shuster

(mitchell.shuster >at< gmail.com)

Prof. Miles Silverman

College of the Canyons
(miles.silverman >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Rachel Smith

Life Technologies
(rachel.smitty >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Dominik Stemer

(dstemer >at< ucla.edu)

Dr. Charan Srinivasan

(charan.s >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Stephan J. Stranick

(stephan.stranick >at

Dr. John C. Thomas

(jct197 >at< ucla.edu)

Dr. Amit Vaish

(amitfrompsu2009 >at< gmail.com)

Garrett Wadsworth

Air Products
(garrettwadsworth >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Shenkai Wang

(shenkaiwang >at< ucla.edu)

Dr. Natcha Wattanatorn

(natcha >at< chem.ucla.edu)

Dr. Thomas Young

(thomasdylanyoung >at< live.com)

Rong Zhang

(christine_rzhang >at< hotmail.com)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Shan Zhang


Dr. Chuanzhen Zhao

Beijing Institute of Technology
(chuanzhenzhao >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Yuxi Zhao

(seesea.zhao >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Lingbo Xing

Peking University
(1401110255 >at< pku.edu.cn)

Undergraduate Student Alumni

Michael J. Abrams

Victor Aiello

Rashed Alkhlaifat

(abukhlief >at< ucla.edu)

Matthew Allen

Imperial College London
(matthew.allen15 >at<​ imperial.ac.uk)

Prof. Beth Anderson

Furman University
(maryelizabeth.anderson>at< furman.edu)

Esteban Bautista

California State University Northridge
(ebautista.elac >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Jason Belling

(jasonbelling >at< gmail.com)

Ivan Baxter

Priya Bhatia

(pbhatia >at< rice.edu)

Chris Binns

Ithaca College

Aimee Bross

(Price) Ohio State University
(price.798 >at< osu.edu)

Lafone Brown

Kevin Bui

Erin Carter

Phil Cerami

Lyndon F. Charles

(jahprofile >at< hotmail.com)

Sandy Chen

(sandych3n >at< gmail.com)

George Chriss

Mercedes Cornelius

(mercedes_cornelius >at< yahoo.com)

Jacob Fauman

University of California, Santa Barbara

Xin Gao

(xin.gao.97 >at< outlook.com) Nanjing University

Dr. Matt Gethers

(mattgethers >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Ashley Gibb

(ashleygibb >at< gmail.com)

Megan Gilbert

Dr. Molly P. Heyer

Cambridge University
(mph29 >at< hermes.cam.ac.uk)

Dr. Emily Hiers

(eah012 >at< latech.edu)

Dr. Jennifer Hinds

(jhinds >at< ncsu.edu)

Hannah Lee Hinton

(hhinton >at< ucla.edu)

Olivia Irving

(olivia.rae.irving >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Renée M. Itle

Matthew SungYun Ji

(matthewji12345 >at< ucla.edu)

Sumana Kaluvai

(sumanakaluvai >at< gmail.com)

Lee Katrincic

David Kes

California State University, Long Beach
(davidkes >at< live.com)

Read Langlois

Dr. Mya LeThai

(lethaitramy >at< gmail.com)

Xi Li

(lixi >at< smail.nju.edu.cn)

Dr. Xiaotong Li

Nankai University
(ulanda1994 >at< yahoo.com)

Xiaohan Liu

(hanwan127 >at< gmail.com)

Prof. J. Christopher Love

(clove >at< mit..edu)

Tarah Lubinski

(tarah_lubs >at< hotmail.com)

Jason Lurie

(lurie >at< fas.harvard.edu)

Michael Mellody

(mmellody >at< ucla.edu)

Michelle Martinez-Rivera

(michelle.martinez.pr >at< gmail.com)

Patrick McClanahan

(pdmcclanahan >at< gmail.com)

Tanvir Mahmud

Brandon Matthews

(brandon.matthews.92 >at< gmail.com)

Kelly McElhinny

(kmm726 >at< lulu.acns.nwu.edu)

Dr. John McManigle

Abner J. Mintz

(Abner.Mintz >at< montgomerycollege.edu)

Dr. Liz Morin

(eim106 >at< psu.edu)

Dr. Elizabeth Muth

Ryan Nevin

Roya Nezarati

(rmnezara >at< ncsu.edu)

Michael G. Pirrello

Clarissa Pham

(clarissaapham >at< gmail.com)

Chris Pochas

Marian Popescu

Sue Prueksaritanond

Yifeng Qi

University of Science and Technology of China now MIT
(qiyf >at< mit.edu)

Rodrigo Rios

(riosno_40 >at< hotmail.com)

Dr. Nancy Santagata
Ohio State University

Mark Schlegel

(stmks03 >at< moravian.edu)

Nicole Shedlock

(sxp207 >at< psu.edu)

Jared Swart

River Sween

(riverswn1 >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Chris Thompson

(cmthompson >at< northwestern.edu)

Leticia Torres

University of San Francisco

Marta Ventura

(mxv176 >at< psu.edu)

Angelo Vergnetti

Santa Monica College
(vergnetti.angelo >at< gmail.com)

Garrett Wadsworth

(garrettwadsworth >at< gmail.com)

Dr. Roger Wang

Lam Research

Dr. Lane Weaver

(laneW >at< aol.com)

Dr. Alex Wissner-Gross

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(alexwg >at< physics.harvard.edu)

Jeremy L. Weeden

Juniata College

Fujun Wu

(fxw126 >at< psu.edu)

Matthew Ye

Matthew Ye (matthewye >at< ucla.edu)

Sichen Ludwig Zhao

(luxwig >at< ucla.edu)

Hua Zheng

(belljayzh >at< gmail.com)

Former Visiting Scientists

Tae Kyung Ahn

Hanyang University
Department of Chemistry

Prof. Beth Anderson

Furman University
(maryelizabeth.anderson>at< furman.edu)

Dr. Boaz Alperson

Department of Chemistry
Weizmann Institute of Science
(cpboaz >at< weizmann.weizmann.ac.il)

Prof. Tomas Base

The Czech Academy of Sciences
(tbase >at< iic.cas.cz)

Prof. Heidi Bednar

College of the Canyons
(heidirenate >at< gmail.com)

Prof. Chris Barrett

McGill University
Fulbright Canada Chair
(chris.barrett >at< mcgill.ca)

Dr. Chris Carlisle

Department of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
(cic1001 >at< cus.cam.ac.uk)

Dr. Yanyan Chen

(yychen2006 >at< sinano.ac.cn)

Prof. Fangyi Cheng

Nankai University
(fycheng >at< nankai.edu.cn>)

Dr. Marguerite Ciolkosz

State College Area High School

Prof. Dr. Jochen Feldmann

(feldmann >at< lmu.de)

Prof. Luis C. Fernandez-Torres

(lcfernandez >at< cayey.upr.edu)

Prof. Dr. Johan Hofkens

KU Leuven
(johan.hofkens >at< chem.kuleuven.be)

Prof. Atsushi Ikai

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama

Dr. Takao Ishida

(t-ishida >at< aist.go.jp)

Prof. Shana O. Kelley

Northwestern University
Special Fulbright Canada Chair
(shana.kelley >at< northwestern.edu)

Prof. Kevin Kelly

Rice University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
(kkelly >at< rice.edu)

Sander S. Kommeren

Sander S. Kommeren
(a.s.kommeren >at< student.utwente.nl)

Sang Min Kim

Hanyang UniversitySang Min Kim
Department of Chemistry

Prof. Haiwon Lee

Hanyang University
Department of Chemistry
(haiwon >at< hanyang.ac.kr)

Prof. L. Andrew Lyon

Chapman University

Kazunori Ohashi

Nagoya University
Department of Chemistry
(kazunori >at< nano.chem.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

Dr. Hans Peter Rust

Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Prof. Federico Rosei

INRS EMT Canada Fulbright Chair (rosei >at< emt.inrs.ca)

Prof. Hiroshi Sakaguchi

Research Institute of Electronics Shizuoka University (sakaguchi >at< rie.shizuoka.ac.jp)

Prof. Ted Sargent

University of Toronto Fulbright Canada Chair (ted.sargent >at< northwestern.edu)

Dr. Tomo Takami

(hgg03601 >at< nifty.com) VisionArts SpinLab and Dongkuk University now Hiroshima University

Dr. Gary Taylor

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokoham

Prof. Jyh-Ming Wu

National Tsing Hua University (wujm>at

Dr. Roger van Zee


Wouter J. C. Vijselaar

(w.j.c.vijselaar-1 >at< student.utwente.nl)

Dr. Gary Taylor

Department of Chemistry
Ithaca College
(vogel >at< ithaca.edu)

Prof. Marcus Weck

Department of Chemistry
New York University
(marcus.weck >at< nyu.edu)

Prof. Jiansheng Xu

Institute of Electrical Engineering
Chinese Academy of Sciences
(jsxu >at< mail.iee.ac.cn)

Photography by Hon Hoang

Prof. Xiaobin Xu

Tongji University
(xxu.uta >at< gmail.com)

Prof. Yingwei Yang

Jilin University
(ywyang >at< jlu.edu.)

Prof. Ken-Tye Yong

(ken.yong >at< sydney.edu.au)

Prof. Yasuyuki Yokota

Osaka University
(yyokota >at< chem.es.osaka-u.ac.jp)

Prof. Francisco Zaera

University of California, Riverside
(zaera >at< ucr.edu)

Prof. Darin T. Zimmerman

Department of Physics
Penn State Altoona
(dtz1 >at< psu.edu)