Cong Su

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science & Applied Physics
Office Address:
15 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208284
New Haven, CT 06520
  • Ph.D., MIT
  • B.S., Peking University


The Atomic Engineering Group aims to develop a method to modify atomic structures using electron beams. Our research covers the following areas: (1) Using electron beams inside transmission electron microscope (TEM) to modify atomic structures on 2D materials, and investigating the interaction between charged particles and atoms; (2) Developing in-situ methods inside TEM and investigating the crystal structures under different conditions; (3) Synthesizing pristine and doped 1D/2D materials using chemical vapor deposition and chemical vapor transport methods; (4) Simulating electronic structure, spectroscopies, and atomic dynamics using first-principles and empirical calculation methods.

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Del Favero Prize (2020)
  • Heising-Simons Fellowship (2019)
  • Wellington and Irene Loh Fund Fellowship (2014)
  • Alpha Nu Sigma (US national honor society of nuclear science) (2014)

Selected Publications: