Dan Congreve (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 Electrical Engineering 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 spent a year as a postdoc with Will Tisdale in Chemical Engineering at MIT studying perovskite nanoplatelets. He joined the Rowland Institute in August 2016. His current research interests include interactions and transport between heterogeneous excitonic materials and using that transport to build new applications. Dan is a 2019 Moore Inventor Fellow and co-founder of Quadratic3D, a startup looking to commercialize 3D printing technologies. Google Scholar.
Mahesh Gangishetty (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Tracy H. Schloemer earned her B.S. in chemistry and M.A. in educational studies from the University of Michigan. She taught high school chemistry in Denver, Colorado as a Knowles Teaching Initiative fellow and served as a lead contributor to ChemEdX. She earned her Ph.D. in applied chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines in 2019 where she focused on organic semiconductor design for improved operational durability of perovskite solar cells under professor Alan Sellinger and in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Lab. Her current research focuses on the control and application of excitons. Her interests outside the lab include hiking and cheering on University of Michigan “sportsball”. 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.
Michael Seitz (email@example.com) received his B.S. and M.S. from ETH Zurich in Mechanical Engineering, where he was working on plasmonic energy transfer in David Norris’ group. During his B.S. Michael worked at the Tohoku University in Japan, while he joined the Tisdale Lab at MIT during his M.S., where he synthesized new perovskite nanoplatelets. After an internship with Sensirion he received a Marie Curie Fellowship to start his Ph.D. in the Autonomous University in Madrid. His research focuses on the novel excitonic properties of 2D materials with a focus on metal-halide perovskites. Google Scholar.
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