I am a 2nd year graduate student in the Schatz and Wasielewski groups. I grew up in East Brunswick, NJ and received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in chemistry and applied mathematics. There I worked in Professor Mike Barnes’s lab doing single molecule photoluminescence spectroscopy.
My research at Northwestern combines theoretical modeling and spectroscopic techniques to study singlet fission. Singlet fission is the process by which one photon of light can create two triplet excitons. Our models are used to predict the optimal stacking geometry in crystals for efficient singlet fission to occur. We can then use transient absorption spectroscopy to observe triplet formation and compare the timescales to the rates predicted in the theoretical modeling.
In my free time, I enjoy dancing and am a member of Tonik Tap here on campus.