left to right: John Kirtley, Nabhanila Nandi, Kam Moler, Irene Zhang, Yusuke Iguchi, Ruby Shi, Eli Muller, Huiyuan Man


Principle Investigator

Prof. Kathryn A. Moler

McCullough Building, Room 356
476 Lomita Mall,
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone: (650) 723-6804
Fax: (650) 725-2189
kmoler [at] stanford.edu

The John Kirtley

Dr. John Kirtley

John R. Kirtley received his B.A. (1971) and PhD (1976) in Physics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. After a stint as a post-doc and research assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania, in 1978 he joined the IBM Research Division, T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. After retiring from IBM in 2006, he was a Medewerker at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, a Humboldt Forschungspreis winner at the Universities of Augsburg and Aachen in Germany, a Jubileum Professor at Chalmers in Sweden, and held a Chaire d'Excellence in the NanoFondation in Grenoble, France. He has also been a consulting professor, visiting scholar, and since 2011 a Physical Sciences Research Associate at Stanford University. His research has focussed on condensed matter physics, with an emphasis for the last 25 years on the development and applications of scanning SQUID microscopy. John is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and shared the 1998 Oliver J. Buckley Prize of the APS. He likes to hike, bike, run, and swim.
Phone: (650) 492-5090
jkirtley [at] stanford.edu
Personal Website

Postdoctoral Scholars

Dr. Yusuke Iguchi

Yusuke received a Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo in 2018, then he started to work as a postdoctoral scholar here. His research specialties are magnetic excitations in microwave region, magnetic scanning probe microscopy, multiferroics, and unconventional superconductors. Currently his interest is in the topological superconductor such as heavy fermion and iron based ones. He loves watching sports game and Japanese Anime.

yiguchi [at] stanford.edu
Personal Website
Dr. rer. nat. Nabhanila Nandi

Nabhanila received her PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, where she used focused ion beam microstructuing to investigate possible hydrodynamic flow of electrons in Delafossites. She joined the Moler group at Stanford as a postdoctoral scholar in August 2019. Her current focus is to study the magnetic properties of hybrid semiconductor‐ferromagnetic insulator heterostructures and twisted bilayer graphene using scanning SQUID. In her spare time she enjoys reading, listening to music and photography.
Dr. Huiyuan Man

Huiyuan received her Ph.D from Zhejiang University in 2015. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow on collaborative projects of quantum spin ice between University of Tokyo and Johns Hopkins University. She started woking in Moler group here from October 2019. Huiyuan's current research interests include studying unconventional superconductors with scanning SQUID microscope. She enjoys yoga and traveling.

McCullough Building, Room 018 & 137
476 Lomita Mall,
Stanford, CA 94305

hman8 [at]stanford.edu

Graduate Students

Ruby Shi
(Started 2016)

Ruby graduate from UCLA in 2016 with a B.S in physics and a minor in mathematics. She is currently a graduate student at Stanford in the department of physics. Her research interests include local imaging of strain-induced superconductivity in high Tc iron pnictide superconductors and inhomogeneous superfluid density in thin-film cuprates. She enjoys dancing, choreographing, and spending time with friends in her spare time.

rubyshi [at] stanford.edu
Irene Zhang
Applied Physics
(Started 2017)

Irene received her B.A. in physics with a minor in math from Columbia in 2017. She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Applied Physics. Her research involves current-phase relation studies of proximitized semiconductor nanowire junctions. Outside of physics, she enjoys baking, reading, and ceramics.

ipzhang [at] stanford.edu
Eli Muller
(Started 2018)

Eli received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is currently a graduate student in the department of physics at Stanford. His current research interest is in time-resolved magnetic imaging of unconventional superconductors and junction devices. He enjoys hiking and playing racquetball.

elim8 [at] stanford.edu

Undergraduate Students

Sam Davis

Sam graduated from Stanford in 2019 with a B.S in Physics. She is interning at Caltech/Fermilab through INQNET to develop quantum teleportation during the 2019/2020 academic year before attending graduate school (TBD). Her research interests include local imaging of superconductivity in high Tc cuprate superconductors, modeling new generation SQUIDs, simulations of particle physics beyond the Standard model, quantum game theory, and experimental realizations of quantum networks. She enjoys running, listening to music, traveling, and going on spontaneous adventures with unsuspecting friends.

Administrative Associates

Sybille Katz
Administrative Associate
Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials
Contact regarding Moler research group inquiries

McCullough Building, Room 331

Phone: (650) 723-1925
sybkatz [at] stanford.edu
Laraine Lietz-Lucas
Financial Analyst
Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials
Contact regarding Moler research group inquiries

McCullough Building, Room 126A

Phone: (650) 736-2045
Fax: (650) 736-2942
lietz [at] stanford.edu

Post Doc Alumni

Sean HartIBM Research
Ilya Sochnikovilya.sochnikov [at] uconn.eduUniversity of Connecticut
Yihua Wangwangyhv [at] fudan.edu.cnFudan University
Katja Nowackkatja.nowack [at] cornell.eduCornell University
Beena Kaliskybeena [at] biu.ac.ilBar-Ilan University
Hanshen ZhangWestern Digital
Ophir Auslaenderophir [at] physics.technion.ac.ilTechnion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
Mark TopinkaSunPrint, Richmond CA
Jenny Hoffmanjhoffman [at] physics.harvard.eduHarvard University

Graduate Alumni

Logan Bishop-Van HornQuantum Circuits, Inc.
Zheng CuiBCG at Seattle
Christopher WatsonNorthrop Grumman
Hilary NoadHilary.Noad [at] cpfs.mpg.deMax-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Aaron RosenbergKLA-Tencor
Eric Spantonspanton [at] cnsi.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Tom LippmanPlanGrid
Lisa QianAirbnb, San Francisco, CA
Julie BertPARC, Palo Alto, CA
Lan LuanLan.Luan[at]rice.edu. Rice
Clifford HicksClifford.Hicks [at] cpfs.mpg.deMax-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
Nick Koshnickkoshnick [at] solumtech.comThe Climate Corporation
Hendrik Bluhmbluhm [at] physik.rwth-aachen.deRWTH Aachen Univeristy, Aachen Germany
Zhifeng Deng
Per Bjornssonperbjornsson [at] gmail.comGoogle, Mountain View, CA
Brian Gardnerbrian.gardner [at] stanfordalumni.orgIntuit
Eric Straverestraver [at] sympatico.caSierra Wireless
Janice Wynn Guikemaguikema [at] pha.jhu.eduJohns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Undergraduate Alumni

Sam Daviss1dav1s@alumni.stanford.eduFermi Lab/Caltech
Rahim UllahUC Davis