The XYZ Lab at Columbia University
Light-matter interaction, solar energy conversion, ultrafast spectroscopyGroup members | Publications
We are interested in the general problem of light-condensed matter interaction. A main research thrust is to establish new photophysical mechanisms that may be utilized to revolutionize solar energy conversion or light emission. 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 an exciton can split into two via the singlet fission process, and how hybrid semiconductors can yield the highest possible quantum efficiency in light emission.
XYZ Lab News
10/2014: Congratulations to Xinjue Zhong, who was awarded the prestigious Rutgers Fellowship for her outstanding performance in graduate studies in physical chemistry.
11/2014: Prakriti Joshi, Jue Wang, and Kihong Lee joined the group.
12/2015: The inauguration of our Materials Research Science and Engineeting Center (MRSEC), Center for Precision Assembly of Superstratic and Superatomic Solids.
4/1/2015: Dr. Kiyoshi Miyata joined the group as a postdoc. Kiyoshi comes to us from Kyoto University.
5/4/2015: XYZ and Greg Scholes (Princeton) held the first joint group symposium at Columbia.
5/7/2015: Congratulations to Xiaoxi Wu, who successfully defended her PhD thesis on the Photophysics of Perovskites.