J. Dawn Duan
Graduate Student (Ph. D.) stepping into a postdoc position Northwestern University - Hupp Group
A chemist that doesn’t know how to program while thinking about boxing is not a good cook. My research interests include electrochemical properties of materials, measurement techniques including electron microscopy, crystallography, diffraction and scattering. I believe automation in labs can promote creative thinking in a research group. Gudetama spirit resides in me.

Contact Information - CV

School E-mail: dawnduan@u.northwestern.edu

Permanent E-mail: j.dawnduan@gmail.com

Address: 2190 Campus Drive, Ryan Hall, Evanston, IL, 60208

Future Plan: I am actively looking for a 2023 postdoc position in Switzerland and the USA in any of the following directions:

  1. Lab Automation (Echem, synthesis, etc.)
  2. In-situ exp. set-up (X-ray, EM, spectroscopy, etc.)
  3. Ambient condition surface characterizations

Current Services:


Ph. D.

Progressing to finish a thesis project:

  • Collected and Analyzed Data
  • Struggled and Surviving
Lab Assistant
2019 - Present
Organized the lab
Undergraduate Researcher
Organized the lab
Teaching assistant
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities & Northwestern University · USA
2015 - Present
Taught various labs and more than 200 students (up to date). Check Teaching page for details about teaching experiences.
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