Group

Principal Investigator

Shoji Hall

Assistant Professor
B.S. Chemistry, UCLA, 2010
Ph.D. Chemistry, Penn State, 2014
Postdoc, MIT, 2014-2016
Office: 107 Maryland Hall
Phone: (410) 516-6078
E-mail: [email protected]

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kelly Rudman

E-mail: [email protected]
B.S. Chemistry, University of Virginia, 2017
Ph.D. Materials Chemistry, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2022

Kelly joined the Hall lab in the fall of 2022. Before attending Hopkins, she obtained her Ph.D. at the Indiana University-Bloomington with a focus on electrosynthesis of metal nanoparticles and organic molecules. Her present research focuses on electrochemical application of intermetallic materials. In her free time, Kelly enjoys baking and listening to true crime podcasts.

 

Ph.D. Students

Tianyao (Ty) Gong

LinkedIn | Google Scholar | E-mail: [email protected]
B.E. Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University, 2017
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Columbia University, 2019

Before joining the Hall lab in 2019 fall, Ty worked on synthesis & morphology control of nano-sized amorphous materials and engineering the interfaces within solid-state lithium-ion batteries. As for now, his research focuses on phase transformation under electrochemical dealloying in intermetallic alloy systems and electrocatalytic performances. In his free time, Ty likes playing tennis, having jam sessions with friends, and re-watching and quoting the TV show “Friends” (already over 10 times for all 236 episodes).

Hao (Nick) Zhang

LinkedIn | Twitter | E-mail: [email protected]
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2018
NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Prior to attending Hopkins, Nick was a research fellow at Berkeley and Brookhaven National Labs, working on bioimaging and Li-ion battery research projects, respectively. He joined the Hall group in Fall 2020 as a Ph.D. student. He is currently investigating the effect of ionic liquids on electrocatalytic performance. He aims to investigate the electrolyte interface and reaction intermediates with a combination of characterization techniques. In his free time, Nick enjoys standup paddling, hiking, baking, and traveling.

Jiaxin(Jax) Gao

E-mail: [email protected]
B.S. Chemistry, Sun Yat-sen University, 2018
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2021

Jiaxin joined Hall research group as a masters student in Fall 2019. His research interests include CO2/CH4 conversion and nanomaterials. Outside the lab, Jiaxin will be cooking and karting.

 

Masters Students

Baichuan (Anson) Guo

E-mail: [email protected]
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2020

Baichuan(Anson) joined Hall group as a master student in Fall 2021. His research interest involves in synthesizing novel materials using electrochemical deposition for CO2 reduction reactions. In his spare time, Anson enjoys working out in the gym.

 

Undergraduate Student

John Carbo

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2024

John joined the Hall group in the Spring of 2022 as an undergraduate research assistant. He is currently working under Nick researching CO2 reduction reactions. In the future, he aspires to work in the energy field. During his spare time, John enjoys hiking and cooking.

 

Naiyah Brown

B.S. Chemical and Bio-Molecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2024
 
Naiyah joined the Hall group in the Fall of 2022 as an undergraduate research assistant. They are currently working under Ty researching the electrocatalytic performance of intermetallic alloy systems. Naiyah spends most of their free time studying Japanese language and literature for their East Asian Studies double major and trying to find reasons to drink more milk tea.

Liam McMulin

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2025

Liam joined the Hall group in the Fall of 2022 as an undergraduate research assistant. He works under Kelly researching the electrochemical application of intermetallic materials. In his free time, Liam enjoys running, golfing, and exploring the outdoors.

Alumni

Yi Liu

B.S. Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum, 2019
M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2022
Current Position: Application Engineer, KLA Corporation

 

 

Jenna Cartron

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2022

 

 

 

Yunfei Wang  

B.Sc. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2016
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2021
Current Position: PTD Module Integration and Yield Engineer, Intel

 

Zhuoqun (Zoey) Zhang

 
B.S. Chemistry, University of Science of Technology of China, 2014
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2021
Post-doctoral Fellow, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2022
Current Position: Yield Engineer, Intel

 

Matthew Lee

Undergraduate Student – Materials Science and Engineering

 

 

 

Hamdan Alghamdi

 
Graduate Student – Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M, 2013

 

 

Hyun Woo Chung

Masters Student
B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, New York University, 2014
M.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2018
Current Position: Process Engineer, Appied Materials          

 

Du Sun

Postdoctoral Research Associate
B.S. Chemistry, Beihang University, 2011
Ph.D. Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, 2016
Current Position: Assistant Professor – Shanghai Institute of Ceramics