Cheng Chen received his B.S. (2013) from Dept of Chemical Physics in USTC, China. After Ph.D. in Chemistry (Summer 2020), he has recently become a postdoctoral scholar in the Fang Group at OSU Chemistry. His main projects have involved super-photoacids, FSRS lineshapes, protein biosensors, and GFP chromophore derivatives with expanded functions.
Taylor Krueger has been a postdoctoral scholar since Sep. 2022. He received his B.S. (2015) in Chemistry from the University of San Francisco. He was a physical chemistry graduate student at OSU with broad interests ranging from optics to proton/electron transfer reactions. Originally from Portland, he was also a four-year member of the men's soccer team at USF. Outside of the lab he enjoys music, sports, and nature that Oregon has to offer. He has been working on photoconvertible fluorescent proteins and a chromophore from wood fungus for bioimaging and optoelectronics applications.
Jiawei Liu received his B.S. (2019) from the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Oregon in Eugene, OR. He is currently a physical chemistry graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at OSU. His current research project is the investigation of photochemistry of coumarin derivatives in solution.
Blaze Rightnowar received his B.S. (2019) in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. He is currently a physical chemistry student in the Department of Chemistry at OSU. His research is focused on flavin-containing photo-proteins and the chromophore structural dynamics.
Janak (Jay) Solaris received his B.S. (2018) in Physics and Chemistry with ACS certification from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His primary area of interest is green energy harvesting and transfer. His work in the Fang group involves investigation of mycological chromophores for optoelectronic and photonic applications.
Sullivan (Sully) Bailey-Darland has started to perform undergraduate research in the lab since Winter 2021. He is double major in Physics and Chemistry. He has worked on the nitrophenol project.
Postdoctoral Scholar and Research Associate (2017-2022), Ph.D. (2017) Longteng Tang. He received his B.S. (2010) from Dept of Chemistry in Renmin University of China in Beijing. After Ph.D. in OSU Chemistry (2017), he was a postdoctoral scholar and then research associate in the Fang Group at OSU Chemistry. His research projects mainly involve fluorescent proteins, calcium ion biosensors, metal-organic complexes, and computational chemistry. He is now a scientist at a semiconductor company.
Postdoctoral Scholar and Research Associate (2017-2022), Ph.D. (2017) Liangdong Zhu. He received his M.S. from Dept of Physics, Nankai University in Tianjin, China. He majored in modern optics and has been involved with FSRS in the lab since summer 2011. After Ph.D. in Physics (2017) and a postdoctoral scholar in the Fang Group at OSU Chemistry (2017-2020), he was a postdoctoral researcher in a NSF-funded Center to develop an ultra-fast pump-probe instrument for thin-films experimental research at OSU. He is now a scientist at a semiconductor company.
Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate (2011-2016) Weimin Liu. Assistant Professor at School of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University in China since June 2016. Website: http://dcps.shanghaitech.edu.cn/people/38.html
[Dr. Weimin Liu received his Ph.D. from Dept of Physics, Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He has extensive experience in ultrafast spectroscopy and femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser amplifier systems, with a special focus on excited state molecular dynamics. He came from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and joined the group in Jan 2011.]
Ph.D. (2022) Sean Boulanger. He received his B.S. (2017) in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He was a physical chemistry graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at OSU. Outside of the lab, he enjoys nature and outdoor activities. His current research projects include site-specific modifications to the GFP chromophore to tune emission properties and advanced bioimaging applications for life sciences. He is now working in the biomedical and bioanalytical industry.
Ph.D. (2014) Fangyuan Han. Guangxi Power Grid Electric Power Research Institute, China Southern Power Grid Company (Nanning, Guangxi). http://eng.csg.cn/home/index.html
M.S. (2015) Liang Wang. Assistant Investment Manager, Jintonganyi Investment (Hefei, Anhui). http://www.jtay.cn/
(2017) Di Liu. He received his B.S. (2012) from Chemistry department of ECUST in Shanghai, China. He was a P-Chem graduate student at OSU from Sep. 2016 to Oct. 2017.
(2018) Miles A. Taylor. He graduated from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA with a B.S./B.A. (2015) with a focus in physical chemistry and computer science. His graduate work at OSU involved the GFP chromophore structural dynamics and broadband fluorescence.
(2019) Trever Schwichtenberg. He received his B.A. (2017) from Chemistry department of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He was in the Group from Sep. 2018 to Feb. 2019.
Ph.D. (2017) Yanli Wang. She received her M.S. (2011) from Dept of Chemistry in Renmin University of China in Beijing, and B.S. (2008) from Dept of Pharmacy in Wuhan University in Hubei, China. She defended her doctoral dissertation in Nov. 2017 at the OSU Department of Chemistry. She is now a scientist at a semiconductor company.
Ph.D. (2017) Breland G. Oscar. She received a dual degree (2011) in Chemistry and Classical Languages from The University of the South in Sewanee, TN. She defended her doctoral dissertation in Nov. 2017 at the OSU Department of Chemistry.
Ph.D. (2017) Liangdong Zhu. He received his B.S. (2010) from Dept of Chemistry in Renmin University of China in Beijing. He defended his doctoral dissertation in Nov. 2017 at the OSU Department of Chemistry.
Ph.D. (2017) Longteng Tang. He received his M.S. from Dept of Physics, Nankai University in Tianjin, China. He defended his doctoral dissertation in Nov. 2017 at the OSU Department of Chemistry.
Ph.D. (2020) Cheng Chen. He received his B.S. (2013) from Dept of Chemical Physics in USTC, China. He defended his doctoral dissertation in Aug. 2020 at the OSU Department of Chemistry.
Ph.D. (2021) Sean Tachibana. He received his B.S. (2015) from the Dept of Chemistry at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. He defended his doctoral dissertation in July 2021 at the OSU Department of Chemistry. He is currently a Scientist at Roche in Seattle.
Adam Perry (Dec 2010-May 2011), UIUC Chemistry graduate student. He defended his doctoral dissertation in Nov. 2016.
Connor Smith (Jan 2011-July 2013), Univ. of Kansas Mathematics graduate student.
Min Jung (Minney) Lee (Jan-July 2014), Industry in WA.
Che Lee (Winter to Spring 2017), undergraduate student at the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities since Fall semester 2017. He is currently a co-op (semester-long internship) student at NatureWorks LLC in Spring 2018.
Jason W. Sandwisch (Spring to Summer 2017), Univ. of Washington graduate student since Fall 2017.
Dakotah Ballard (Winter to Fall 2018), senior undergraduate student at Chemical Engineering.
Alvin Chang (Winter 2016 to Winter 2019), senior undergraduate student at Chemical Engineering. He has been a graduate student at Cornell Univ. since 2019.
Nikita Rozanov (2015-2020), he graduated from chemical engineering at Oregon State University in 2019. His research focuses on developing tools to improve data processing and automation, as well as molecular dynamics simulations. He is still collaborating with the group.
Travis Seevers (2018-2021), he graduated from chemistry and computer science programs at Oregon State University in 2021. His research interest is in protein cofactors and computer-related projects.
Group meeting schedule: 3 pm Every Tuesday (LPSC 259)
Openings available for graduate and undergraduate students!
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Graduate students enrolled in the Ph.D. program of Chemistry, Physics, or Biophysics will be trained to conduct independent research on structural dynamics characterization of functional biomolecules using state-of-the-art ultrafast spectroscopic tools and other bioanalytical techniques. This type of interdisciplinary research will facilitate future bioengineering and biomedicine advances, and is fun to do!
Senior undergrads who are motivated to enrich their research experience and make an impact on science are also encouraged to apply for a position in the lab.