Kyle Shen's research interests lie in the area of the synthesis and investigation of novel quantum materials. In particular, his research focuses on creating and controlling emergent phenomena at artificial interfaces and superlattices, interfacial and high-Tc superconductivity, utilizing techniques such as angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), and resonant x-ray scattering (RXS).
He received his B.Sc. degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T., and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University. His honors include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship (Cornell's highest award for undergraduate teaching), the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, the Research Corporation Cottrell Scholars Award, an NSF CAREER Award, an National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers Fellow, the NSERC Howard Alper Prize, an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, and a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Massimo Tallarida is Beamline Scientist at ALBA, the synchrotron light source in Barcelona. He has been associate researcher at the BTU in Cottbus. He received his M.Sc. in Physics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" (2000), the Ph.D. degree in Physics (2005) at FU in Berlin, working at Fritz Haber Institut. Between 2004 and 2014, he worked at the Chair of Applied Physics-Sensors at BTU. His research concerns photoemission (PES) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) with synchrotron radiation. He developed a system for studying in-situ the ALD of oxides with PES and XAS. He was in charge of constructing the new low energy, high resolution ARPES beamline: LOREA, at ALBA Synchrotron.