Monica Allen
Principal Investigator

Ph.D in Physics, Harvard University (2016)
mtallen [at]
Office: Mayer Hall Addition 3611
Curriculum Vitae

Heather McMaster
Administrative Assistant

hmcmaster [at]
Office: Mayer Hall 3138
Phone: 858-822-2374

Tristan Merica-Jones
Fund Manager

tmericajones [at]
Office: Urey Hall Addition 101
Phone: 858-534-5851

Evan Cobb
Graduate Researcher

B.Sc. in Physics, UC Davis (2018)
ecobb [at]

Leonard Cao
Graduate Researcher

B.Sc. in Physics and Math, HKU (2019)
wcao [at]

Chen Wu
Graduate Researcher

M.Sc. in Applied Physics, Stanford (2020)
chw177 [at]

Qixuan Zhang
Master's Student

B.Sc. in Materials Physics, USTB (2019)
qiz022 [at]

Shreyas Shukla
Master's Student

B. Tech in Engineering Physics (2020),
National Institute of Technology Calicut, India
shshukla [at]

Daria Bonds

STARS Scholar
Cal State San Marcos

Julien Alfaro

STARS Scholar
jalfaro11 [at]

Employment Opportunities
We seek to build a diverse and creative team of scientists with expertise spanning physics, engineering, and materials science. Inquiries for positions at all levels are welcome.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associates: Please arrange for your CV and three letters of reference to be emailed to mtallen [at] physics [dot] ucsd [dot] edu. Experience with scanning probe microscopy, microwave electronics, 2D materials, or device fabrication is desirable.

  • PhD Candidates: If you are interested in joining our group, please apply to the Physics PhD program at UC San Diego and mention my name in your application. Prospective and current graduate students are welcome to email me to discuss research opportunities.

  • Undergraduates: Several short-term research projects are available. If interested, please send an email to mtallen [at] physics [dot] ucsd [dot] edu.