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Principal Investigator


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Delia Milliron

Status: Group Principal Investigator

Degrees: University of California, Berkeley - Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry
Princeton University - A.B., summa cum laude, in Chemistry, Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering

Email: milliron[aT]che.utexas.edu

Delia’s C.V.


Visiting Researchers


Elise Ghibaudo
Elise Ghibaudo

Status: Visiting Researcher - Associate Professor at the IMEP-LAHC institute, Grenoble, France

Previous Degrees: Ph.D. in Integrated Optics - University of Grenoble Alpes (France)

Email: elise.ghibaudo[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests: I am interested in designing and fabricating photonics lightwave circuits on glass. The goal of my sabbatical year at the DMG is to integrate Ncs thin films on optical functions to develop tunable sensing devices based on LSPRs.

Elise's CV


Anthony
Anthony Maho

Status: Visiting Postdoc Researcher, UT Austin

Previous Degrees: Postdoc, University of Liège (Belgium); PhD degree in Chemical Sciences, University of Namur (Belgium)

Email: anthony.maho[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests:  Thin films of metal oxides (nanocrystals) for energy-saving electrochromic glazing materials.

Anthony's CV



Administrative Associate


Mandy
Mandy Barrera

Status: Administrative Associate to Delia Milliron and Grant & Contract Specialist to the UT Dept. of Chemical Engineering

Previous Degrees: B.A. Equine Mgt.

Email: mbarrera[aT]utexas.edu

Interests: Digital restoration of old photos, reading and crafting.



Postdoctoral Researchers


Sandeep
Sandeep Ghosh

Status: Postdoc, UT Austin

Previous Degrees: PhD (Chemistry) - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India; MS (Chemistry) - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India; BSc (Chemistry) - Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Email: sandeep.ghosh[aT]austin.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Understanding the correlation between internal structure of semiconductor nanocrystals and their optoelectronic properties. Tweaking underlying chemistry of synthesis and processing to arrive at smart functional nano materials.

Sandeep's CV


Omid
Omid Zandi

Status: Postdoc, UT Austin

Previous Degrees: Michigan State University - Ph.D. in Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology - M.S. in Chemistry

Email: omzandi[aT]austin.utexas.edu

Research Interests: Understanding the structure-function properties and the influence of interface energetics on the electrochromic response of semiconductor nanocrystals.

Omid's CV


Beth
Beth Lindquist

Status: Postdoc, UT Austin (co-advised w/ Tom Truskett)

Previous Degrees: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Ph.D. in Chemistry; University of Notre Dame - B.S. in Biochemistry

Email: blindqu2[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests:  Proton conduction and inorganic-surface mediated transport of ions in porous nanocrystalline materials.

Beth's CV




Graduate Students


Ankit
Ankit Agrawal

Status: 4th year PhD Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Previous Degrees: Dual Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Email: ankit.che[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests: I am interested in understanding the optical and electonic property of potential electrochromatic materials and their use for device preparation

Ankit's C.V.


Shin Hum Cho
Shin-Hum Cho

Status: 2nd year PhD Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Previous Degrees: KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) - B.S. Dual Degree Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry

Email: shinhum[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests:  Structure controlled nanocrystal synthesis into fabrication of electrochromic devices. Converging plasmonics and excitionic nanocrystals into multiscale functional materials. Exceeding functional limitations of materials with steady state properties into dynamic controllable units for energy applications.

Shin's CV


Clay
Clayton Dahlman

Status: 5th year Ph.D. student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Previous Degrees: UC Berkeley - M.S. in Chemical Engineering; Columbia University - B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Email: clayton.dahlman[aT]gmail.com

Research Interests: I am interested in the interaction between electrochemical surface effects and bulk phase changes on the optical and electronic characteristics of nanoscale metal oxide materials.

Clayton's CV


Manuel Dominguez
Manuel N. Dominguez

Status: 1st year Ph.D. Student, Department of Chemistry, UT Austin

Previous Degrees: University of South Carolina Aiken – B.S. in Chemistry

Email: mndominguez[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests: I am interested in understanding and exploring the programmability of inorganic nanocrystal networks for their use in tunable inorganic assemblies.

Manuel's CV


Stephen Gibbs
Stephen L. Gibbs

Status: 1st year PhD Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Previous Degrees: University of Florida - B.S. in Chemical Engineering

Email: sgibbs93[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests: Much is still unknown about the interaction of the plasmon-induced near field of a single metal oxide nanocrystal and its surroundings. I am interested in investigating this area with the ultimate goal of producing novel properties in the bulk material.

Stephen's CV


Lauren Gilbert
Lauren Gilbert

Status: 2nd year PhD Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Previous Degrees: University of Oklahoma- joint BS/MS in Chemical Engineering

Email: laurengilbert[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests:  I'm interested in making and understanding novel materials that can be useful in solving problems related to alternative energy.

Lauren's CV


Sungyeon Heo
Sungyeon Heo

Status: 3rd year PhD Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Previous Degrees: Yonsei University, South Korea – B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Email: sungyeon[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests:  I am interested in the synthesis of nanocrystals with deeper understanding of underlying science. Based on this, I will integrate nanocrystals into the energy devices with efficient method.

Sungyeon's CV


Johns
Rob Johns

Status: 5th year Ph.D. student, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

Previous Degrees: University of Washington - B.S. in Chemistry

Email: rwjohns[aT]lbl.gov

Research Interests:  I am interested in improving the knowledge base surrounding the unique properties of materials that emerge in size regimes relevant to the future of electrical and optical devices.  In particular this includes optical and transport properties of nanoscale materials and the various heterostructures that can be made with them.  

Rob's CV


Gary
Gary K. Ong

Status: 5th year Ph.D. student, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley

Previous Degrees: UC Berkeley - B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering

Email: ong.garyk[aT]gmail.com

Research Interests: I am interested in the assembly of nano crystals with emphasis on how interfaces affect the thermodynamics of assembly processes. Specifically, I am exploring multicomponent nanocrystal assemblies.

Gary's CV


Camila
Camila A. Saez Cabezas

Status: 3rd year Ph.D. student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin.

Previous Degrees: University of Maryland- B.S in Chemical Engineering

Email: csaez[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests: I am interested in the assembly of inorganic colloidal networks to create tunable and dynamic nanocrystal materials.

Camila's CV


Corey Staller
Corey Staller

Status: 3rd Year PhD Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Previous Degrees: University of Missouri - B.S. in Chemical Engineering, B.S. in Economics

Email: cstaller[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests: I am interested in how quantum mechanical properties of materials are related to their directly measurable electronic and photoelectric properties.

Corey's CV




Undergraduate Researchers


Jacob
Jacob Adair

Status: 4th year Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Email: jacobadair[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests:



ashley-bird
Ashley Bird

Status: 3rd year Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Email: a.bird[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests:  

Ashley's CV





Daniel He
Daniel He

Status: Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Email: danielhe[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests: Size and shape control of Anatase TiO2 Nanocrystals.

Daniel's CV




Kendall
Kendall Meyertons

Status: Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Email: kendall.meyertons[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests:  






Kristen
Kristen Miller

Status: 4th Year Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Email: kristen.miller[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests:  I am interested in using electrochemistry to deposit thin films of metal oxides and nanocrystal composites that exhibit electrochromic properties.






Anni
Anni Yang

Status: 4th Year Undergraduate Student, Department of Chemical Engineering, UT Austin

Email: anniyang[aT]utexas.edu

Research Interests: