Group Alumni

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Group Alumni

Mingpeng Chen

Mingpeng joined the Ping Group on January 17, 2018. He graduated from Tianjin University with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering. He is currently working on his Ph.D in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSC and is primarily advised by Professor Yat Li. He has since began work as a Software Engineer at Microsoft.

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Dr. Hiroyuki Takenaka

Dr. Hiroyuki Takenaka joined the Ping Group on July 31, 2020 as an Assistant Project Scientist. He has a wealth of postdoctoral experience including positions at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Carnegie Institution for Science, University of Pennsylvania, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He previously graduated with a PhD from the School of Science and Engineering at Meiji University.

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Valentin Urena Baltazar

Valentin joined the Ping Group on April 24, 2018. He graduated from UCSC with a B.S. in Physics and is now working on his Ph.D in Chemistry at UCSC.

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Tyler Smart

Tyler joined the Ping Group on August 8, 2016. He graduated with his Ph.D. in Physics in June 2021. He has since began work as a Software Engineer at Intel.

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Bingzhang Lu

Bingzhang joined the Ping Group on October 1, 2016. He will graduate with a Ph.D in Chemistry at UCSC in the winter of 2020. He will begin postdoctoral work in January 2021, when he will begin researching at Northwestern University with Prof. Linsey Seitz.

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Zachary Sanders-Bellis

Zack joined the Ping Group on April 20, 2018. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from UCSC in the spring of 2019. Zack moved on to become and R&D chemist at AnaSpec.

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Dr. Feng Wu

Dr. Feng Wu joined the Ping Group on February 10, 2017 as a Postdoc and worked with us for two fruitful years before leaving in March 2019. Feng now works as a scientist in the quantum computing group at Alibaba. Inc., developing quantum computation technology. Contact: wufeng.works AT gmail.com

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Remi Leano

Remi joined the Ping Group on June 15, 2018. After working with the group for a year as a junior specialist, Remi was accepted into the PhD program in the Chemistry & Chemical Biology department at UC Merced. Contact: rleano AT berkeley.edu

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Anikeya Aditya

Anikeya joined the Ping Group on August 27, 2018. After working with the group for a year as a junior specialist, Anikeya was accepted into the PhD program in the Material Science department at University of Southern California. Contact: aaditya AT ucsc.edu

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