Group Members

Directors
Dr. Ioanna Kakoulli, Materials Science and Engineering Department & UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
Dr. Sergey Prikhodko, Materials Science and Engineering Department
Dr. Christian Fischer, UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

Current Students

Ph.D. Graduate Students

  • Xuanyi Wu (Ph.D. candidate) Materials Science and Engineering Department
    • Thesis: Contributions of pigmentation and biophotonic nanostructures to the coloration of bird feathers
  • Yuan Lin, (Ph.D. candidate) Materials Science and Engineering Department
    • Thesis: Reverse engineering of the oldest vitreous blue pigments in human history and archaeologically inspired design of novel nanomaterials
  • Roxanne Radpour, (Ph.D. candidate) Materials Science and Engineering Department
    • Thesis: Advanced imaging spectroscopy and chemical sensing in archaeometry and archaeological forensics
  • Krystal Cunningham (Ph.D. candidate) Materials Science and Engineering Department
    • Thesis: Engineered nanostructured advanced ceramics based on ancient “Cobalt blue” technology
  • Karime Castillo, (Ph.D. candidate) Archaeology IDP
    • Thesis: Technology transfer, adaptation, and identity negotiation through materiality: glass production in colonial Mexico
  • Alison Maria Crandall (Ph.D. candidate) Archaeology IDP (co-advised by Prof. Sarah Morris)
    • Thesis: Minoan dyes: materials, methods, value, and continuity 

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MS&E, M.S. Candidate: Xuanyi Wu (micro-Raman spectroscopy)

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MS&E, Ph.D. Candidate: Yuan Lin, (Variable pressure scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and micro-Raman spectroscopy)

Master’s Degree Graduate Students

  • Irene Diep, (M.S. candidate), Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Marci Jefcoat Burton, (M.A. candidate) UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP
  • Lindsay Ocal, (M.A. candidate) UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP

Undergraduate Students

  • Xinghong Tang, Materials Science and Engineering Department

Group Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Magdalena Balonis-Sant, Materials Science and Engineering Department & UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP; Institute of Technology Advancement
  • Dr. Jenny Hallstrom, Materials Science and Engineering Department & UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP

Ph.D

M.S. and M.A.

  • Lindsey Perry, (M.S. 2017) Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Moupi Mukhopadhyay (M.S. 2017) Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Aileen Shin (M.S. 2017) Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Haroula Kyriakou, (M.S., 2016) Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Elizabeth (Betsy) Burr (M.A. 2016) UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP
  • Colette Khanaferov (M.A. 2016) UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP
  • Thomas (Tom) McClintock (M.A. 2016) UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP
  • William Shelley (M.A. 2016) UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP
  • Kristina Cheung, (M.S., 2014) Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Madeleine Neiman, (M.A., 2014) UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP
  • Alexis North, (M.A., 2014) UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP
  • Ayesha Fuentes, (M.A., 2014) UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP
  • Carinne Tzadik, (M.A., 2014) UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP
  • Brittany Dolph, (M.A., 2014) UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP
  • Brett Kaufman, (Ph.D., 2014) Archaeology IDP

B.S.

  • 2017 Mengxue Bi, Materials Science and Department
  • 2016 Tianchi (Kit) Liu, Chemistry (Chemistry/Materials) Department
  • 2016 YuNong Li, Chemistry (Chemistry/Materials) Department
  • 2015 Lindsey Perry, Materials Science and Engineering Department (see graduate students)
  • 2015 Matthew Aung Yee, Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • 2014 Lindsay Chaney, Chemistry (Chemistry/Materials) Department
  • 2012 Nuoya Xie, Chemical Engineering Department
  • Puneeth Vijayendra, Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Diane Meas, Anthropology Department
  • Nathan Wong, Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Wendy (Zhaoying) Yao, Materials Science and Engineering Department