Yimo Han
Research Areas
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy

  • Nanocharacterization

Research Description

Dr. Han’s laboratory utilizes electron microscopy and related techniques to investigate a wide range of material systems including low-dimensional nanomaterials, biomaterials/molecules, and interfaces. Her lab aims to understand the structure and properties of material systems at an atomic level. Our ultimate goal is to provide novel materials/interface design for next-generation electronics, biosensing, clean energy harvesting, etc. As our group works at the intersection of materials, biology, and engineering, we are open to collaborations from all areas where small things make a difference.





Dr. Han is an assistant professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering. She received her B.S. in Physics from Tsinghua University, and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell with Prof. David Muller. Her research focused on electron microscopy and the characterization of nanomaterials. After graduating from Cornell University, she joined Prof. Nieng Yan's group in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University to expand her knowledge on cryo-EM, as well as develop ways to utilize nanomaterials in biological characterization. Dr. Han started her own lab in the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering in July 2020.

Selected Publications


Weiyin Chen, John Tianci Li, Chang Ge, Zhe Yuan, Wala A. Algozeeb, Paul A. Advincula, Guanhui Gao, Jinhang Chen, Kexin Ling, Chi Hun Choi, Emily A. McHugh, Kevin M. Wyss, Duy Xuan Luong, Zhe Wang, Yimo Han, James M. Tour, “Turbostratic Boron–Carbon–Nitrogen and Boron Nitride by Flash Joule HeatingAdvanced Materials, online (2022).

Michael C. Cao, Zhen Chen, Yi Jiang*, Yimo Han*, “Automatic Parameter Selection for Electron Ptychography via Bayesian OptimizationScientific Report, 12, 12284 (2022).

Heng Ni, Xiao Fan, Feng Zhou, Galio Guo, Jae Young Lee, Ned Seeman, Do-Nyun Kim, Nan Yao*, Paul Chaikin*, Yimo Han*, “Direct Visualization of Floppy 2D DNA Origami using Cryo-EM,” iScience, 104373 (2022).

Chuqiao Shi, Michael C. Cao, Sara M. Rehn, Sang-Hoon Bae, Jeehwan Kim, Matthew R. Jones, David A. Muller, Yimo Han*, “Uncovering Material Deformations via Machine Learning Combined with Four-Dimensional Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy,” npj Computational Materials, 8, 114 (2022).

Feng-Yang Chen, Zhen-Yu Wu, Srishti Gupta, Daniel J. Rivera, Sten V. Lambeets, Stephanie Pecaut, Jung Yoon Kim, Peng Zhu, Y. Zou Finfrock, Debora Motta Meira, Graham King, Guanhui Gao, Wenqian Xu, David A. Cullen, Hua Zhou, Yimo Han, Daniel E. Perea, Christopher L. Muhich, and Haotian Wang, “Efficient conversion of low-concentration nitrate sources into ammonia on a Ru-dispersed Cu nanowire electrocatalystNature Nanotechnology, 17, 759-767 (2022).

Stephen Boandoh, Fu-He Hsiao, Bongki Shin, Majvor Mack, Linus P. Grote, Rongbin Wang, Yimo Han, Jun Lou, Norbert Koch, Norbert H. Nickel, Chih-Wei Luo, Yu-Tsung Tsai, “Ultrafast Pump-Probe Microscopy on 2D Transition Metal DichalcogenidesAdvanced Photonics Research, online (2022).

Michael C. Cao, Jonathan Schwartz, Huihuo Zheng, Yi Jiang, Robert Hovden, Yimo Han, “Atomic Defect Identification with Sparse Sampling and Deep LearningSmoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference, 455-463, (2022)


J.-H. Park, A.-Y. Lu, P.-C. Shen, B. G. Shin, H. Wang, N. Mao, R. Xu, S. J. Jung, D. Ham, K. Kern, Y. Han, J. Kong, “Synthesis of High-Performance Monolayer Molybdenum Disulfide at Low Temperature,Small Methods, 5, 2000720 (2021)

D.-G. Ha, M. Rezaee, Y. Han, S.A. Siddiqui, R.W. Day, L.S. Xie, B.J. Modtland, D.A. Muller, J. Kong, P. Kim, M. Dincă, M.A. Baldo, “Large single crystals of two-dimensional π-conjugated metal-organic frameworks via biphasic solution-solid growth,” ACS Central Science, 7, 104-109 (2021)