December 2019 Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Ng on successfully defending his thesis!

Congratulations to Andrey for winning the Graduate Student Gold Award and the Best Poster Award at the 2019 Fall MRS conference!

October 2019 Max was recently named a Resnick Graduate Fellow. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Carlos for winning the Gold Paper Award at the Society of Engineering Science (SES) 2019 technical meeting!

Congratulations to Andrew for passing his candidacy exam!

September 2019 Congratulations to Dr. Michael Citrin on successfully defending his thesis!

Xiaoxing's Nature paper on electrochemically reconfigurable materials was featured on Caltech's website!.

August 2019 Carlos recently won the Best Fast-Forward Presentation Award at the International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Information In Engineering Conference. Congratulations!

June 2019 Julia was recently named a winner of the AAAFM Heeger Award.

Congratulations to our newest PhD candidates, Fernando and Amy!

May 2019 Congratulations to Rebecca and Widi for passing their candidacy exams!

Congratulations to Dr. Xiaoxing Xia on successfully defending his thesis!

Congratulations to Dr. Carlos Portela Galindo on successfully defending his thesis, and for winning the Centennial Prize for the Best Thesis in Mechanical and Civil Engineering!

Greer Group 2018
From left to right: Drs. Adenike Giwa, Carlos Portela Galindo, Julia Greer, Max Lifson, and Xiaoxing Xia

April 2019 Congratulations to Xiaoxing for winning a silver graduate student award at the 2019 spring MRS!

Congratulations to Pedro on winning the NSF fellowship!

Congratulations to Amy on winning both the NSF and NDSEG fellowships!

January 2019 Julia performed two piano pieces by Schumann and Bosmans while at the Physics@Veldhoven meeting. Watch it here


December 2018 Dr. Max Lifson is now the newest graduate of the Greer group following a successful thesis defense. Congratulations!

October 2018 Congratulations to the now Dr. Ottman Tertuliano on a successful thesis defense!

October 2018 Congratulations to Widi for passing his qualifying exam!

September 2018 Max Saccone is the first of his class to pass his candidacy exam. Congratulations!

June 2018 Congratulations to our newest Doctors: Dr. Adenike Giwa, Dr. Dylan Tozier, and Dr. Arturo Mateos for successfully defending their theses.

May 2018 Congrats to Andrey who was recently named a Resnick graduate fellow!

May 2018 Congratulations to Anthony, Kai, Jane, Andrey, and Kewei for passing their candidacy exams!

Apr 2018 Jane won the second prize for the best student contributor award in the MRS CM05 symposium, congratulations!

Apr 2018 Julia was recently featured on the ABC Science Show. See and listen to it here!

Apr 2018 Ottman was awarded with a gold graduate student award at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting, congratulations Ottman!

Mar 2018 Rachel's work on irradiation of nano-architectured metallic glass is highlighted on Advanced Science New!

Feb 2018 Congratulations to Andrey Vyatskikh on publishing his work on Additive Manufacturing of Metals (AM) featured on Caltech's website!


Oct 2017 Congratulations to the now Dr. Xiaoyue Ni, Dr. Eric Luo, Dr. Alessandro Maggi, and Dr. Victoria Chernow for successfully defending their theses.

Jun 2017 Daryl was selected into the Biotechnology Leadership Predoctoral Program in Micro/Nanomedicine at Caltech that will provide him the opportunity to work at biotech companies via internships! Congratulations, Daryl!

Jun 2017 Congratulations to Bryce for being the first of his class to pass his candidacy exam!

Jun 2017 Ryan was recently awarded with a CCE Teaching Assistantship Award granted to the division's most exceptional teaching assistants. Congratulations!

Apr 2017 The Greer troops present at the MRS Spring 2017 meeting! Adenike, Xiaoxing, and Xuan present talks, and Julia presents in Symposium X. Click here to see a video/write-up of her talk.


Dec 2016 Chen's new paper in PNAS on properties of small-scale Li is featured on the front page of Caltech news today! See it here!

Dec 2016 Congratulations to Diandra Almasco (and her mentor Carlos Portela) for winning first place for her SURF poster!

Sep 2016 Congratulations to Amanda for passing her qualifying exams!

Sep 2016 Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Liontas on completing her PhD!

Aug 2016 Congratulations to our newest PhD - Dr. Chen Xu on a successful defense!

May 2016 Congratulations to Ryan, Max, Mike, Arturo, Carlos, Daryl, Alessandro, and Adenike for passing their candidacy exams!

May 2016 Congratulations to the now Dr. Lucas Meza and Dr. David Chen on successfully defending both of their dissertations!

Mar 2016 Check out Julia's new video on CNN!

Mar 2016 Julia was named as one of fifteen 2016 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows by the DoD! See it here.

Feb 2016 Zach and Eric's new PNAS paper is featured in a Caltech news article!

Jan. 2016 See the new NBC-NSF video featuring the Greer group that went live today!


Dec 2015 Greer troops take MRS by storm, with presentations by David Chen, Viki Chernow, Lauren Montemayor (alum), Julia, and posters by Dylan and Adenike. Adenike also gave a talk at the African MRS after.

Dec 2015 Special issue of MRS Bulletin with a focus on Innovation comes out, with a featured review article by Viki and Lauren!

Nov 2015 Julia gives a talk at TEDxManhattanBeach. See the talk here.

Oct 2015 Congratulations to Dylan for his wonderful talk at the 2015 ECS fall conference and to Xiaoxing for winning the best poster award!