Dan Congreve received his B.S. and M.S. from Iowa State in 2011, working with Vik Dalal studying defect densities of nano-crystalline and amorphous silicon. He received his PhD from MIT in 2015, studying under Marc Baldo. His thesis work focused on photonic energy conversion using singlet fission and triplet fusion as a downconverting and upconverting process, respectively. He joined the Rowland Institute in August 2016. His current research interests include interactions between heterogeneous excitonic materials and the applications of those interactions, such as solar and light emitting diode technologies. Google Scholar.
Mahesh Gangishetty joined Dr. Congreve's lab in January 2017, after finishing his PhD at University of Saskatchewan. He is interested in excitonic science and applications. His research focuses on the properties of excitonic materials for light harvesting applications. Outside of lab, Mahesh enjoys swimming and watching movies. Google Scholar.
Sam Sanders graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 with a BS in polymer chemistry, and received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University in 2018 where he worked for professor Luis Campos and Dr. Matt Sfeir from Brookhaven National Lab. His research focuses on the control and application of excitons. Google Scholar.
Andrew Pun received his B.S. in chemistry at UC Berkeley in 2013 where he conducted research at the Molecular Foundry with Yi Liu. In 2014, he moved to Columbia University where he is currently a PhD student in the lab of Luis Campos. In 2016 he began working as a visiting scholar in the Congreve Lab. When he makes his trips Up to Boston, he studies the Conversion of low energy photons to high energy ones. Google Scholar.
Kealan Fallon grew up in London where he studied his undergraduate masters degree at University College London (2013). He stayed at UCL for his doctoral studies where he researched novel conjugated organic materials for applications in plastic electronics under Dr Hugo Bronstein. After receiving his PhD in 2017, Kealan moved to the University of Cambridge with the Bronstein group for a postdoc before being awarded a Lloyd’s of London – Fulbright Scholar Award by the UK-US Fulbright Commission and Lloyd’s Tercentenary Research Foundation. His interdisciplinary fellowship focuses on multi-excitonic processes in solar devices and is split between materials synthesis at Columbia University and device fabrication at the Rowland Institute.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Abdeljaleel Ismail is a freshman at Harvard University studying Biomedical Engineering and English. He is from Marietta, Ohio, where he was the Editor in Chief of the Original Paper and Team Captain of the Varsity Crew team. His current interests include writing and poetry, film, and working at the Harvard Crimson.
University of Michigan
Research Fellow, studying organic luminescence and lasing
- Darby LaPlant, MIT
- Ethan Vo, MIT