Douglas Natelson is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University, with courtesy appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Nanoengineering. After a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering (1993, Princeton), Prof. Natelson received his doctorate in experimental condensed matter physics from Stanford University in 1998, arriving at Rice University in 2000 following a postdoctoral appointment at Bell Laboratories. Prof. Natelson has been awarded a Sloan Foundation fellowship, a David and Lucille Packard Foundation research fellowship, and a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His research interests focus on condensed matter physics at the nanoscale, including atomic-and molecular-scale junctions, plasmonics, and nanodevices for the study of strongly correlated electronic materials. A recurring theme is the use of nanoscale structures to address open questions in condensed matter physics. Prof. Natelson also has a long-standing interest in communicating science to a broader audience, and since 2005 has been writing the blog Nanoscale Views.
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Dr. Aaron Trionfi, now at Prudential Financial --- Aaron's PhD thesis (2006)
Dr. Alexandra Fursina, now at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln --- Alexandra's PhD thesis (2010)
Dr. Patrick Wheeler, now a senior software developer at ATR --- Patrick's PhD thesis (2014)
Dr. Yajing Li, now working as a data scientist with Geico --- Jenny's PhD thesis (2016)
Dr. Loah Stevens --- Loah's PhD thesis (2019)
Dr. Xuanhan Zhao --- Xuanhan's PhD thesis (2022)
Dr. Gavin Scott, now a managing scientist at Exponent Consulting.
Osmond Wen (undergrad, 2017-18) is currently a physics graduate student at Caltech.
Ben Huber (undergrad, 2014-15) is currently a quantitative financial analyst at Renew Financial.
Michael Swift (undergrad, 2013) is currently a physics postdoc at Michigan State.
Leland Richardson (undergrad, 2012) is a senior software engineer at Google.
Reyes Calvo (visiting grad, 2008) is currently an Ikerbasque Research Fellow at CIC nanoGUNE.
Jeffrey Russom (undergrad, 2008) is a staff software engineer with Vrbo.
Nick King (undergrad, 2007) is currently a patent engineer with Osha Liang LLP.