Professor Rafael Jaramillo

Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
  • Ph.D., Physics, The University of Chicago, 2008
  • M.Eng., Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, 2003
  • B.S., Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, 2002
Graduate Students  

Han Yin

Han is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. His research focuses on synthesis of II-VI semiconductor thin films and characterization of their light-induced metastabilities. His prior research experience includes synthesis of materials for lithium ion batteries and fuel cells.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and traveling.

Office: 13-5029, email: allanyin [at] mit [dot] edu

Stephen Filippone

I grew up in Los Fresnos, Texas and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2014 with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering. I went on to do a MPhil in Physics at Cambridge University. Currently my research interests are in complex chalcogenide synthesis. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking and music. I play trombone and am a member of the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble. In my spare time I am learning 5-string clawhammer banjo.

Office: 13-5029, email: sfilipp1 [at] mit [dot] edu

Yifei Li

I came from Nanjing, China and finished my Math and Physics Bachelor degrees in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at 2016. My current research project is to grow 2D material by MBE (Molecular Beam Epitaxy). I have various interests including travelling, watching movies, cooking, Tai Chi, Beijing Opera and black teas.

Office: 13-5029, email: yifeil [at] mit [dot] edu

Seong Soon Jo

I completed a B.S./M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Yonsei University. My previous research was mainly focused on designing new types of polymer-based light emitting devices which operate by alternating current. I am currently interested in growth of alloy 2D materials for optoelectronic applications by using a tube-furnace CVD system. During my free time, I usually enjoy cooking, music and workout.

Office: 13-5026, email: ssoonjo [at] mit [dot]

Kevin Ye

Office: 13-5026, email: kevinye [at] mit [dot]

Undergraduate Students  
Melody Wang
Raja Bilal Azhar
Xavier Luhman
Bruce Quinn
Mike Molinski

Undergraduate Students:

  • Michael Kitcher
  • Hlee Yang
  • Dasol Yoon
  • Thomas Allison
  • Ashley Masucci
  • Darnell Granberry
  • Noon Farsab
  • Ashley Masucci
  • Jennifer Nwenyi
  • Alexandra Sourakov

Graduate Students:

  • Luca Barloggio