Cong Su, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Applied Physics, Yale University


Jul. 2023  - 

Yale University (New Haven, CT, USA)

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Assistant Professor, Applied Physics (by courtesy)

Sep. 2019  - Jun. 2023

University of California, Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboraroty (Berkeley, CA, USA)

Heising-Simons Junior Fellow, Kavli ENSI & Department of Physics

Supervisor: Prof. Alex Zettl

Jun. 2018  - Aug. 2018

Nion Company (Kirkland, WA, USA)

R&D internship in electron microscopy

Supervisor: Prof./Dr. Ondrej Krivanek (2020 Kavli Prize Laureate)


Sep. 2013  - Sep. 2019

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA)

Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering 

Advisors: Prof. Ju Li and Prof. Jing Kong

Sep. 2009  - Jun. 2013

Peking University (Beijing, China)

B.S. in physics, Yuanpei College

Advisor: Prof. Ji Feng

Honors and Awards

Del Favero Prize 2020

Heising-Simons Fellowship 2019

Student Spotlight in RLE, MIT 2019

Best image of the month, JEOL Imaging contest 2018

Best poster award nominee, MRS spring meeting 2017

Wellington and Irene Loh Fund Fellowship 2014

Member of Alpha Nu Sigma (US national honor society of nuclear science) 2014

Baosteel Scholarship 2012

Peking University Freshmen Scholarship 2009

Outstanding Student Leader, Beijing 2009

Soong Ching-Ling Scholarship 2006