The XYZ Lab at Columbia University
A main research thrust in the XYZ lab is to establish new photophysical mechanisms that may be utilized to revolutionize solar energy conversion. As examples, recent discoveries in our lab showed how an electron and a hole is bound by the Coulomb potential across an organic semiconductor interface, how one can extract hot electrons from a photoexcited quantum dot, and how an exciton can split into two via the singlet fission process. Another small thrust in the group is to understand fundamental physical principles underlying bio-interfacial interactions, such as protein-glycan interaction on the surface of cell membranes.
XYZ Lab News:
1/1/2013: We have arrived in NYC!
1/1/2013: Congratulations to Wai-lun, who is now Prof. Chan at the University of Kansas.
2/22/2013: Congratulations to Manuel who was awarded the Feodor Lynen fellowship by the Humboldt Foundation.
Congratulations to Dr. John Tritsch who successfully defended his PhD
thesis. John is joining Intel to
develop future semiconductor
4/25/2013: Congratulations to Dr. Josh Morris who successfully defended his PhD thesis. Josh is starting postdoc research at Georgia Tech.
10/1/2013: Two new members joined the group: Dr. Daniel Niesner comes to us from University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany and Dr. Martin Gustafsson from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Welcome!
Two 1st-year graduate students, Xinjue Zhong and Tyler Evans, joined the group. Welcome!