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Jie Shan


Jie Shan received her diploma in Mathematics and Physics from Moscow State University, Russia in 1996 and Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University in 2001. From 2002 - 2014, she was an assistant and associate professor in Physics at Case Western Reserve University; and from 2014 - 2017, an associate and full professor at the Pennsylvania State University. She joined the Cornell University School of Applied and Engineering Physics as a full professor in 2018.  


Shan's research focuses on the optical and electronic properties of nanoscale materials. Of particular interest are atomically thin two-dimensional crystals (such as graphene and MoS2) and their heterostructures. We develop experimental techniques to probe, image and control the internal degrees of freedom of electrons and their new phases in these nanoscale systems. Various linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy and microscopy techniques are employed to access both the steady state properties and ultrafast dynamics.

Selected Publications

Educational Background

  • Professor of Physics, Cornell University, 2018-present
  • Associate and Full Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State University, 2014-2017
  • Assistant and Associate Professor in Physics at Case Western Reserve University, 2002-2014
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Columbia University (2001)
  • M.S. in Physics, Columbia University (1998)
  • Diploma in Mathematics and Physics, Moscow State University (1996)