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Lena F. Kourkoutis

Assistant Professor
Applied and Engineering Physics


Dr. Kourkoutis is no stranger to Cornell, having received her PhD back in 2009, and then continued on as a Postdoctoral Associate.  She then went to Germany as a Humboldt Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry.  in 2012, she returned to the Department of Applied & Engineering Physics, where she was named a Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow.

The Kourkoutis electron microscopy group focuses on understanding and controlling nanostructured materials, from complex oxide heterostructures to materials for battery and photovoltaic applications to biological systems. Electron microscopy is at the heart of each of our projects. The advancement of existing or the development of new electron microscopy techniques is therefore integral part of our research.