Principal Investigator

Welcome to the Quantum Mechanical Engineering Laboratory led by Dr. Houlong Zhuang at ASU. Dr. Zhuang is an assistant professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at ASU. He received his doctorate in materials science and engineering at Cornell University. Prior to ASU, Dr. Zhuang was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. Dr. Zhuang’s current research interests are quantum simulations, machine learning, and quantum computing. Dr. Zhuang is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, Materials Today Rising Star Award, and Talman Scholar Award of the 62nd Sanibel Symposium. He is also a Scialog Fellow for Negative Emissions Science and a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials.

Phone: +1-480-727-9321
Mailing Address: 501 E. Tyler Mall, ERC 385, Tempe, AZ 85287



PhD students: 

Yagnik Bandyopadhyay

Shengyinghao Chen

Xinyu Jiang (co-advised with Dr. Qiong Nian)

Nikhitha Poornabodha

Master students:

Deep Patel

Undergraduate students:

Matthew Ryan





Former group members:

Elizabeth Pardhe (SCENE student)

Naomi Martinez Sinohui (SCENE student)

Kevin Coutinho (MORE student)

Parin Travedi (FURI student)

Payden Brown (Master student; First position: PhD student at MIT)

Dr. Arvind Ramachandran (PhD student; co-advised with Dr. Klaus Lackner; First position: Scientific Software Developer at OpenEye Scientific)

Dr. Lei Liu (PhD student; Dean’s Dissertation Award recipient; First position: Research Scientist at Facebook)

Dr. Duo Wang (PhD student; First position: Postdoctoral Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Leah Repa (Physics Rotation PhD student)

Andrew Wasserbeck (Master student; co-advised with Dr. Christina Birkel; First position: Process Engineer at Intel)

Anirudh Dabir (Master student; First position: Product Support Engineer at ASM America)

Sneha Lakamsani (SCENE student; U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize recipient; Hamilton High School, Chandler, AZ)

Jonathan Zhang (SCENE student; Basis Peoria)

Meghana Tripuraneni (SCENE student; Basha High School, Chandler, AZ)

Junxin Wang (visiting research assistant; currently a PhD student at Ohio State University)

Wenjiang Huang (MORE student; currently a PhD student at Virginia Tech)

Chance Price (FURI student; currently an undergraduate student at ASU)

Erik Eshima (currently an undergraduate student at ASU)

Eugene Agravante (FURI student)

Neha Basu (SCENE student; BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ)

Tanay Vedartham (SCENE student; BASIS Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ)

Joel Joseph (SCENE student; Mesquite High School, Gilbert, AZ; currently an undergraduate student at ASU)

Sreeharsha Lakamsani (SCENE student; Hamilton High School, Chandler, AZ; currently an undergraduate student at ASU)

Sameer Vij (SCENE student; Corona Del Sol High School, Tempe, AZ; currently an undergraduate stduent at Georgia Tech)

Immanuella Kankam (FURI and MORE student; currently a Process Engineer at Intel Corporation)

Pedro Martin (FURI student; currently a PhD student at the University of Kentucky)