Our Team

Principal Investigator


Dr. Xiaofeng Feng (CV)

Associate Professor of Physics and REACT Cluster
Joint Appointments with Chemistry and MSE
            • Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
            • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
            • M.S., Tsinghua University
            • B.S., Peking University


Postdoc and Graduate Students



Dr. Zhuanghe Ren

Postdoctoral Scholar Since 07/2022

Ph.D., Zhejiang University






Kaige Shi

Ph.D. Student in Physics Since 08/2019

B.S., Southern University of Science and Technology





Zhen Meng

Ph.D. Student in Chemistry Since 01/2023

M.S., South China University of Technology



Undergraduate Students



Nishant Brijlal

Undergraduate Student in Mechanical Engineering




Group Alumni

  • Dr. Jun Wang (Postdoctoral Scholar, 2017−2019; now a faculty member at Nanjing Tech University).
  • Dr. Zhuo Xing (Postdoctoral Scholar, 2018-2021; now a faculty member at Central China Normal University).
  • Dr. Lin Hu (Ph.D. student, 2016−2020; received the UCF Doctoral Research Support Award, College of Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Excellence Award, and Outstanding Dissertation Award).
  • Dr. Jili Yuan (Visiting Ph.D. Student, 2019−2021; now a faculty member at Guizhou University).
  • Dr. Zackary Parsons (Ph.D. Student, 2018−2023; received the UCF Doctoral Research Support Award, Outstanding GTA Award, and Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Completion Fellowship).
  • Amy Schwandes (Undergraduate Researcher, 2017−2018; SURF Fellow).
  • Ryan Schale (Undergraduate Researcher, 2018).
  • Khanh Luu (Undergraduate Researcher, 2019).
  • Steven Romani (Undergraduate Researcher, 2019; SURF Fellow).
  • Kamal Harrison (Undergraduate Researcher, 2020−2021; SURF Fellow).
  • Salvador Rosa (Undergraduate Researcher, 2021; SURF Fellow).
  • Maia Willis (Undergraduate Researcher, 2022−2023; now a graduate student at University of California, San Diego).