Group Alumni

Antoine Lainé

Antoine was a postdoctoral fellow in the Materials Sciences Division. He received his MS in Physics from ESPCI Paris in 2016 and then his PhD in Physics from ENS Paris in 2020. His thesis investigated the atomic scale friction dynamics and mechanical properties of materials under nanoscale confinement. Antoine’s work at LBL focused on the nanoscale characterization of soft matter materials using a combination of scanning probe microscopy and x-ray spectroscopy techniques. He is currently working at Saint-Gobain. Outside of work, Antoine enjoys running and biking, reading and exploring the Bay Area. 

Sintu Rongpipi

Sintu is currently a process engineer at Lam Research. Sintu was a post-doctoral research scholar in the Materials Sciences Division and the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from September 2021 to August 2022. Sintu obtained her B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in 2013 and PhD in Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University with Dr. Enrique Gomez and Dr. Esther Gomez in 2021. Her PhD dissertation was focused on structural characterization of plant cell walls using synchrotron X-rays. Broadly, her research interests include understanding structure-function relationships exhibited by heterogeneous, soft material assemblies. Besides her scientific interests, she is into art and painting, creative writing, and cooking/baking.

Andrew Kwon

Andrew worked with the Su Group during the summer of 2023 as SULI intern while he was an undergraduate chemical engineering major at the University of California, Santa Barbara. For the internship, Andrew investigated membrane fouling mechanisms in surface water using near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy and resonant soft x-ray scattering (RSoXS). In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball and watching movies. 

Lucy Revina

Lucy is an electrical engineering and computer science transfer undergrad at UC Berkeley and avid explorer of the human, tech, and nature trifecta. Having worked a bit in software and business, she’s decided to instead minor in materials and explore the fundamentals of sustainable electronics. She joined the Su group during the summer of 2022 and seeks to discover how newly-characterized materials might be useful for more efficient and eco-friendly electrochemical applications. In her spare time Lucy enjoys teaching, robotics, and frying circuit boards. She’s also the director of technologies at Engineers for a Sustainable World and an industrial relations officer at IEEE with a focus on start-ups. On Saturdays, Lucy is off hiking or studying the Bay's urban history. Feel free to send trail recommendations!  


Sherry Long

Sherry worked at Berkeley Lab as an intern in the Experiences in Research (EinR) program in the summer of 2022 under Dr. Su and Dr. Rongpipi. In collaboration with mentors under the Kusoglu group and fellow intern Adarsh, her work in coding and data analysis aims to probe the morphology of ion-conducting polymers using resonant X-ray scattering. She is interested in research towards sustainable development and plans to pursue a higher education in engineering or computer science. Aside from her scientific interests, Sherry is a competitive synchronized figure skater and spends much of her free time at the ice rink.      

Adarsh Danda

Adarsh joined Berkeley Lab as an intern in the Experiences in Research (EinR) program in the summer of 2022 under Dr. Su and Dr. Rongpipi. With the other intern working alongside him, Sherry, he worked with 2D images to gather 1D data which helps scientists probe the morphology of ionomers. He wants to pursue his passion and receive a degree in computer science. Aside from his STEM passion, Adarsh enjoys playing the guitar and lifting weights.    

Flavie Duval

I am a 4th year engineering school student in Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics in Annecy, France. I did a 4 week internship abroad at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as part of my engineering degree. I have always been interested in biomimicry and new materials and am working on a project on mussel-inspired wet adhesives. As a future mechatronics engineer, I will design systems with a focus on their ecological and environmental impact.   

Nick Solan

Nick is currently in the NanoEngineering PhD program at UC San Diego. Nick worked in the Su lab during the summer of 2021. He worked in collaboration with the Kusoglu group aiming to gain insights into the nanoscale morphology of PFSA ionomers through the use of both x-ray tools and molecular dynamics simulations. He plans to pursue a career in the field of renewable energy in the future, and hopes to contribute to the development of next generation energy technologies. Starting in Fall 2022, Nick will start in the Nanoengineering PhD program at UC San Diego. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, biking around the Bay Area, and playing baseball for the Cal Club Baseball team. 

Ethan Nguyen

Ethan worked in the Su group during the summer and fall of 2021. Ethan investigated molecular orientation in model ultrathin polyamide reverse osmosis membranes using NEXAFS spectroscopy. He is interested in materials for sustainability applications, and in the future, he would like to pursue a career in cleantech. In his free time, Ethan enjoys volleyball and music, especially playing clarinet.