Wesleyan portrait of Meng-ju Renee Sher

Meng-ju Renee Sher

Assistant Professor of Physics

Exley Science Center, 239

Assistant Professor, Integrative Sciences

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies


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BA Wesleyan University
MA Harvard University
PHD Harvard University

Meng-ju Renee Sher

My research group studies charge carrier motions in solids and has special interest in optoelectronic properties of renewable energy materials. The techniques we use include time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy and optical pump-probe measurements to study the ultrafast charge carrier generation and transport dynamics. The goal of our research program is to understand the underlying physics of energy materials and to guide future developments.

Renee received her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan in 2007 and PhD degree from Harvard University in 2013. She completed her postdoctoral research training at Stanford University and was an acting assistant professor in their materials science and engineering department from 2015 to 2016.

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Spring 2024 - Tuesday 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m, or by appointment



Spring 2024
PHYS 345 - 01
Electronics Lab

PHYS 574 - 01
Adv Topics In Condensed Matter