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Dr. Jian Cui

Principal Investigator Helmholtz Pioneer Campus
+49 89 3187 43015Email meBuilding/Room: 25/909

Research Area

Jian Cui was born in China and moved to the United States at the age of 5. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Stanford University, while performing undergraduate research in single-molecule biophysical chemistry with Professor W. E. Moerner (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2014). He then obtained his PhD in Physical Chemistry from MIT under Professor Moungi Bawendi, where he worked on a new optical method that combines interferometry and single-photon counting, to study the photoluminescence spectra of semiconductor nanoparticles. Subsequently, he pursued postdoctoral research in the Optical Materials Engineering Laboratory of Professor David Norris at ETH Zürich, working on the fabrication and characterization of miniaturized optical devices in the field of plasmonics and nanophotonics. 

Professional Background

since 2018

Principal Investigator Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, Helmholtz Munich


Junior Group Leader - ETH Zürich


Postdoctoral Fellow – ETH Zurich

Honors and Awards

  • ETH Zurich and Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Member of USA Delegation to the 63rd Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Students

  • Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award (Silver)

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Gold Star Awards Luxury Background
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