Here, we introduce the executive committee for the 2016-2017 school year:
Xingyu Zhang is a PhD student in Prof. Evelyn Hu's group and the president of the Harvard SEAS Photonics Club. His research focuses on using photonic nanostructures to study optically-active defects in diamond and silicon carbide with applications in quantum sensing and information science.
Anna Shneidman is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Joanna Aizenberg and a co-advisor to the Harvard SEAS Photonics Club. Her current research involves self-assembled and nanofabricated photonic structures for lasing and catalytic applications, and she is interested in the role of disorder in such structures. Her PhD research was conducted in the laboratory of Marko Lončar at Harvard University on the topics of polymer photonics and magnetic field sensing with nitrogen-vacancy centers.
Victoria Hwang is a graduate student in Vinny Manoharan’s group and outreach board member for the Harvard SEAS Photonics Club. Her research is on understanding the light scattering that occurs in a particular class of disordered colloidal assemblies that exhibit structural color. This type of material exhibits angle-independent color that arises due to the internal structure of the material, as opposed to pigments, opening up applications in paints, coatings, and cosmetics, among others.
Pawel Latawiec is a graduate student in Marko Lončar’s research group and heads industry outreach for the Harvard SEAS Photonics Club. His PhD research concerns developing new fabrication techniques and devices for emerging optical materials, namely diamond. Pawel’s interests lie in the application of advanced technologies to nascent industries.