About Kaifu Bian
Kaifu Bian is a postdoctoral researcher in the Advanced Material Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories, under the supervision and guidance of Hongyou Fan. Previously, Bian completed his PhD degree in chemical engineering and material science under the advisory of Professor Tobias Hanrath at Cornell University.
Bian's research focuses on the exploration of the relationships between processing, structure and properties of self-assembled nanoparticles, especially under stress. During postdoc research, he further advanced the stress-induced synthesis method for high-dimensional nanostructures, which was originally invented by Fan's group. As reported by Science Advance, his work led to the fabrication of CdSe nanowires with high luminescence not achievable by traditional synthesis.
About Nicholas E. Jackson
Nicholas E. Jackson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory, advised by Professor Juan de Pablo. In 2016, Jackson received his PhD degree in chemistry from Northwestern University, studying the formation of optoelectronic networks in organic semiconductors with Professors Mark Ratner and Lin Chen. He obtained a BA degree in physics from Wesleyan University in 2011.
Jackson is interested in the multiscale modeling of soft matter, with a focus on optically, electronically and ionically functional soft materials. His multiscale theoretical and computational research spans quantum-mechanical, coarse-grained and mesoscopic modeling techniques. Currently, his research concerns the development and application of hybrid machine learning and statistical mechanical methodologies to describe structural and conductivity phenomena in charged and semiconducting polymers.