Lin X. Chen

Lin X. Chen

Principle Investigator

Professor of Chemistry
Tech L144
Chemistry Department, Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
l-chen@northwestern.edu
(847) 491-3479

Senior Scientist
Argonne National Laboratory
lchen@anl.gov
(630) 252-3533

Biography

Lin Chen received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. After her postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley, she joined Argonne as a staff scientist. In 2007, she joined Northwestern University where her research are focused on fundamental light-matter interactions of different solar energy conversion platforms, including excited state molecular structural dynamics in photocatalytic processes and photovoltaic materials; understanding roles of ultrafast and coherent electronic and atomic motions in in photochemical reactions, and functional structural dynamics of biomacromolecules on multiple spatial and temporal scales. Her main tools for research are ultrafast laser and X-ray spectroscopy/scattering and other property/structural methods in collaborations with theorists and chemists making molecules and materials.

She was awarded one of the highly cited scientists in 2019 by the Web of Science, with >230 publications, and >200 invited lectures. She has been members of the Research Council for the Chemical, Biological and Geological Sciences Division, Basic Energy Science, US Department of Energy, the Advisory Editorial Board of Journal of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics Letters, Senior Editor of ACS Energy Letters, Associate Editor of Chemical Science (RSC) and the International Science Advisory Committee for π-Functional Materials. She is an AAAS Fellow and has won Experimental Physical Chemistry Award from ACS Physical Chemistry Division in 2020. She has been recognized as a highly cited researcher by the Web of Science in 2019, and obtained the distinguished performance award at Argonne.

Jenna Pawlicki

Jenna Pawlicki

Administrative Assistant

Chemistry Department, Northwestern University
Ryan Hall 4015
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
Tel: (847) 491-2983 | Fax: (847) 467-1425
linchen-ofc@northwestern.edu

Research Faculty

Pyosang Kim

Pyosang Kim

Research Assistant Professor

Ultrafast Coherence of TMC
pyosang.kim@northwestern.edu

2018 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
2013 – Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Yonsei University
2008 – B.S. Chemistry, Yonsei University

Michael W. Mara

Michael W. Mara

Research Assistant Professor

Ultrafast Coherence of TMC, XTA, XFEL
michael.mara@northwestern.edu

2018 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
2017 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Stanford
2013 – Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Northwestern University

Postdoctoral Associates

Brian Phelan

Brian Phelan

Postdoctoral Associate

Ultrafast Coherence of TMC, XTA, XFEL
bphelan@anl.gov

2018 – Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Northwestern Uvinversity
2011 – M.S. Teaching Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2009 – B.S. Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Emily Sprague-Klein

Emily Sprague-Klein

Postdoctoral Associate

Solar Materials
spraguea@anl.gov

2018 – Ph.D. Physcial Chemistry, Northwestern Uvinversity
2012 – B.S. Engineering Physics, Minor: Mathematics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2012 – B.M. Piano Performance, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Graduate Students

Darren Hsu

5th Year Graduate Student

Biological Structural Dynamics, TRXSS
darrenhsu2015@u.northwestern.edu

2015 – B.S. Chemistry, National Taiwan University

Nathan Flanders

4th Year Graduate Student

Photochemistry of COFS
Jointly advised with William Dichtel
nathanflanders2021@u.northwestern.edu

2015 – B.A. Chemistry, Colby College
2015 – B.A. Russian, Colby College

Ariel Leonard

4th Year Graduate Student

Novel Solar Materials, Electron Dynamics in Nanomaterials
Jointly advised with Richard Schaller
aleonard@u.northwestern.edu

2011 – B.A. Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

Waleed Helweh

3rd Year Graduate Student

Ultrafast Coherence of TMC, Photochemistry of Solar Materials
waleedhelweh2022@u.northwestern.edu

2017 – B.A. Chemistry, Middlebury College

Arnold Chan

2nd Year Graduate Student

Biological Structural Dynamics, TRXSS
arnold.chan@u.northwestern.edu

2018 – B.S. Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Dillon Edwards

2nd Year Graduate Student

Photochemistry of Solar Materials, 2DES, TA
dillonedwards2023@u.northwestern.edu

2016 – B.S. Chemistry, Michigan State Univresity

Boris Kramar

2nd Year Graduate Student

Electron Dynamics in MOFs, XTA
Jointy advised with Joseph Hupp
boriskramar2023@u.northwestern.edu

2018 – B.S. Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Adam Nijhawan

1st Year Graduate Student

Biological Structural Dynamics, TRXSS
adamnijhawan2023@u.northwestern.edu

2019 – B.S. Chemistry, Carleton College

Nick Weingartz

1st Year Graduate Student

Ultrafast Coherence of TMC
nicholasweingartz2024@u.northwestern.edu

2019 – B.S. Chemistry, Michigan State University
2019 – B.S. Physiology, Michigan State University