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2021 Fellow

Austin Evans

PhD Institution
Northwestern University
Postdoctoral institution and lab

The Nuckolls Group, Columbia University

Austin plans to pivot from chemistry to physics as a Schmidt Science Fellow. He has already developed new methods to prepare macromolecular sheets – which have a regular structure, atomic-scale thickness, and immense porosity – and successfully use them in devices. Now, Austin plans to develop highly precise unconventional new materials that can be used to control light-matter interactions. This work could underpin the coming revolution in quantum technology that will change computing, communications, energy systems, and more.