Postdoctoral Associates

Mohammad Amin Tadayon

Postdoctoral Associate
Mohammad Amin Tadayon

Amin received his B.S. (ME, 2004), M.S. (ME, 2007) and Ph.D. (BME, 2014) degree respectively from Iran University of Science and Technology, Sharif University of Technology, and University of Minnesota. From 2005 to 2009, He held industry positions in Iran where He worked in the field of design, analysis, and manufacturing of electromechanical systems. Afterwards, He worked as a research fellow at the nanoelectronics group of University of Oslo. During his PhD (2009-2014), He developed different optical microresonators for high frequency ultrasound detection as well as fabrication and integration of these devices on the tip of an optical fiber to make an intravascular ultrasound imaging probe. He joined Cornell Nanophotonics Group as a postdoctoral associate in Nov. 2014. His research interests include developing optical/photonic devices and techniques for biomedical/mechanical applications.

You-Chia Chang

Postdoctoral Associate
You-Chia Chang

You-Chia Chang received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics (2016) from University of Michigan. He also received a M. S. degree in Applied Mechanics (2004) and a B. S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (2002) from National Taiwan University. From 2004 to 2008, he was an associated researcher in Industrial Technology Research Institute (Hsinchu, Taiwan). He joined Lipson Nanophotonics Group at Columbia University as a postdoctoral research scientist in 2016. During his Ph. D., he realized experimentally a mid-infrared hyperbolic metamaterial consisting of graphene-dielectric multilayers. His research interests include optical properties of 2D materials, metamaterials, nanophotonics, plasmonics, and ultrafast optics. Apart from research, he enjoys novels, classical and Chinese music. He also likes jogging, playing tennis, and practicing Judo. He holds shodan black belt in Judo.

Tong Lin

Postdoctoral Associate
Tong Lin
Tong received his B.Eng. degree in Information Engineering, Zhejiang University in 2012.
He pursued his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore in 2016. 
He was also the attached Ph.D student at Institute of Materials and Research Engineering, A-Star, where he acquire four-year cleanroom fabrication experience. 
He joined Lipson Nanophotonics Group at Columbia University as a staff associate in 2016.
His research interests include integrated high-Q photonic devices, MEMS/NEMS tunable nanostructures, Fano resonance, optomechanics, nonlinear optics, thermal transportation, nanofabrication, etc.
Tong enjoys playing table-tennis, basketball, calligraphy, and painting in his leisure time.

Utsav D Dave

Postdoctoral Associate
Utsav D Dave

Utsav D. Dave completed his bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati during 2006-2010. Subsequently, he did the Masters of Science in Photonics degree under the Erasmus Mundus program attending courses at St Andrews University (UK), Heriot-Watt University (UK) and Ghent University (Belgium). During the masters, he investigated the interplay of thermal, eleasto-optic and free-carrier dispersion on the performance of silicon photonic integrated filters. He then continued in Ghent University to pursue a doctorate in the Photonics Research Group starting in October 2012. During the course of the PhD, he conducted research into integrated nonlinear optics, focusing on ways to overcome some of the major problems faced in the silicon-on-insulator platform for nonlinear optical processes. This research included investigations of the amorphous silicon as well as the development and characterization of an integrated III-V-on-insulator platform for nonlinear applications. He enjoys travelling, reading, and reading while travelling, footall (soccer) and cricket.

Steven Miller

Postdoctoral Associate
Steven Miller

Steven graduated from Hofstra University in 2012 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with High Honors. He was a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) in 2012. As an undergraduate, he worked on medical ultrasound modeling as well as modulation codes for wireless communication systems. He also worked on characterizing a laser direct-write printing process during a summer at Princeton University. Steven is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering as a member of the Cornell Nanophotonics Group. His research interests include light-matter interactions, novel photonics devices as well as integrated photonics. Steven is also an avid musician, trumpet player, and enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and traveling.