Aug 2015 - Present

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Ph.D. in Physics
Thesis Advisor: Nigel Goldenfeld
Aug 2011 - Jun 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
B.S. in Physics

Honors and Awards

1. Honorable Mension for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2016, 2017

2. Illinois Distinguished Fellowship, University of Illinois, 2015-2018

3. Paul E. Gray Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Researcher, MIT 2012


1. M.A. Tahir, R.C. Van Lehn, S.H. Choi and A. Alexander-Katz, "Solvent-exposed lipid tail protrusions depend on lipid membrane composition and curvature," Biochim. Biophys. Acta Biomembr. 1858, 1207-1215 (2016) [link]

2. A.F. Young, J.D. Sanchez-Yamagishi, B. Hunt, S.H. Choi, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, R.C. Ashoori and P. Jarillo-Herrero, "Tunable symmetry breaking and helical edge transport in a graphene quantum spin Hall state," Nature 505, 528-532 (2014) [link]


1. Poster presentation at Summer School on Soft Solids and Complex Fluids, UMass Amherst, 2018