Leslie Schoop, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
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Ph.D. in Chemistry, Princeton University
Diploma in Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Room: Frick 353
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.
Heather Krupinski
Faculty Assistant
Room: Frick 128
Phone: 609-258-2674
Email: hmk2@princeton.edu


Shiming Lei, Ph.D 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Frick 354
Ph.D. Department of Materials Science and Enginerring, The Pennsylvania State University, 2017.
Shiming worked on domains/domain walls in complex polar oxides. Specifically, he was working on nano- to micro-scale domain/domain wall imaging, their tunability under applied external field and stress, and their correlated properties, such as magnetism, metal-to-insulator transition and symmetry.
Shiming’s current project is on synthesis and characterization of new magnetic topological materials.
Sebastian Klemenz, Ph.D 
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Frick 354
Dr. rer. nat. at Eduard-Zintl-Institut for Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2017.
Sebastian was part of the Darmstadt Graduate School of Excellence Energy Science and Engineering. He worked on nanoscale boride materials for a variety of applications. His focus was synthesis and structural characterization using diffraction techniques and electron microscopy. For his first postdoc, Sebastian went to Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids deepening his expertise in unusual synthesis techniques.
Sebastian’s current research interest is synthesis of new topological materials. His investigations aim for a better understanding of the structure-property relationship in these materials.

Third Year Graduate Students

Robert Kirby 
Graduate Student
Frick 354
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
Graduate Student
Frick 354
B.Sc., Nanjing University, P.R. China.
Xiaoyu’s current research interest is magnetic 2D nanosheets.

Second Year Graduate Students

Tyger Salters
Graduate Student
Frick 354

First Year Graduate Students

Wejun Wu 

Graduate Student
Frick 354

Kehan Cai

Graduate Student
Frick 354
B.Sc., Nanjing University, P.R. China.
Joseph Stiles

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

Senior Undergraduate Students

Sarah Schneider
Undergraduate Student
Frick 354
Chemistry Major, Class of 2020
Sarah will be working under Xiaoyu Song on synthesizing various 2D magnetic nanosheets.


   Andreas Topp
Visiting Student Research Collaborator
Frick 354
M.Sc., Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Andy is currently working on his Ph.D. with the title: “Probing the Electronic Structure of new 3D Dirac semimetals”, which he accomplishes by means of angle-resolved photo emission spectroscopy (ARPES)

Kirstine Dalgaard
Visiting Student Research Collaborator
Frick 354
M.Sc., Nanoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark

Mohamed Oudah
Visiting Postdoc Collaborator
Frick 354
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 the 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. 



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

Ashley Wilczek
Undergraduate Alumna
Princeton University
Chemistry Major, Class of 2019
Caroline Weinberg
Visiting Undergraduate Student, Summer 2018
Williams College
Chemistry Major/Environmental Studies Minor, Class of 2019

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

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

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