B.S., 2005, University of Virginia
Ph.D., 2010, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
Phone: (336) 758-4727
Description of Research
When the dimensions of a material are limited to the nanoscale, quantum confinement can dramatically alter properties relative to the bulk material. For colloidal quantum dots (QD), controlling the particle size allows us to create bright, wavelength tuneable emitters and absorbers spanning the infrared, visible and ultraviolet regions. The use of QDs in novel opto-electronic devices and solar cells is pursued by developing an all-inorganic system consisting of QDs embedded in a semiconductor matrix. Research focuses on both understanding the electronic properties of QD based devices and applying QDs for novel optical applications in the visible and infrared spectrum.