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Aritra Mandal

Postdoc

Aritra is from Kolkata, India. His professional education started at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, where he obtained B.Sc. in Chemistry. Thereafter, he moved to Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur for M.Sc. in Chemistry. Following that, he came to the US and did his Ph.D. from MIT working with Prof. Andrei Tokmakoff. Subsequently, he spent two years at Boston University as a postdoc with Prof. Lawrence D. Ziegler before joining the Wasielewski group in February 2017. His work here has revolved around development and implementation of two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy to study dynamics of singlet fission and electron transfer processes.

 

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Northwestern University, Ryan Hall 1038
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
Email: aritra.mandal@northwestern.edu
Office: 847-467-1896

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Jacob Olshansky

Postdoc

Jacob is from Urbana, Illinois, where he got his start in scientific research by spending his summers in corn fields carefully pollinating corn plants one at a time. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Physics from Haverford College where he studied hydrothermal syntheses of amine-templated metal oxides. He then moved to the California to pursue his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. His dissertation research  aimed to understand the mechanism of charge transfer from photoexctied quantum dots and was advised by Paul Alivisatos. He joined the Wasielewski group in September of 2017 and has been studying  spin dynamics of photogenerated charges in synthetic DNA. 

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Northwestern University, Ryan Hall 2025
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
Email: jolshansky@northwestern.edu
Office: 847-467-5595

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Itai Schlesinger

Postdoc

Itai joined the Wasielewski group in August 2018 and joins us from the Physics department at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, where he studied under Prof. Uri Sivan. His work focuses combining atomic force microscopy with ultrafast optical experiments for high spatio-temporal resolution, as well as Investigating charge transport properties of short DNA molecules in different environments

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Northwestern University, Ryan Hall 1030
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
Email: Office: 847-467-6696

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Jaeyoon Shin

Postdoc

Jae was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He did his undergraduate and master degree in Yonsei University with Prof. Dongho Kim. He received his PhD in University of Wisconsin – Madison with Prof. Fleming Crim. After more than two years of PostDoc with Prof. Michael Fayer at Stanford University, he joined Wasielewski group in September, 2018. His research areas  are broadband fluorescence up-conversion, two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy, ultrafast AFM, and related projects.

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Northwestern University, Ryan Hall 1030
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
Email: jaeyoon.shin@northwestern.edu
Office: 847-467-6696

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Jinyuan Zhang

Postdoc

Jinyuan was born in Yunnan Province, China. He began his studies at Xiamen University in 2006 and conducted his undergraduate project on asymmetric synthesis of a natural product under Prof. Peiqiang Huang’s guidance.

After his undergraduate studies, he joined Prof. Hongping Zhu’s Group to do research on main-group organometallic chemistry.

Later, he came to the U.S. and joined North Carolina State University in 2011, under his advisor Prof. David Shultz.

His Ph.D research was organic and magnetochemistry and studied electronic/exchange coupling of donor-bridge-acceptor biradical metal complexes.

In 2016, Jinyuan joined the Wasielewski research group, where his research mainly focused on spin coherence, electronic transfer dynamics and solor fuel.

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Northwestern University, Ryan Hall 1031
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
Email:  Office: 847-467-5595

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Xingang Zhao

Postdoc

Xingang was born and grew up in Handan, Hebei province, China. Xingang did his undergraduate study at Hebei University of Technology in Tianjin, China and obtained his master degree in Institute of Petrochemistry, Heilongjiang Academy of Sciences with Prof. Chao Wang in Harbin, China. He  pursued his PhD in Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) with Prof. Xiaowei Zhan. After worked with Prof. Fred Wudl at University of California, Santa Barbara and with Prof. Howard E. Katz at Johns Hopkins University as a Postdoc, he joined Wasielewski group in May, 2017. His research focus on the design and synthesis of new materials based largely on self-assembling singlet fission materials for solar cells.

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Northwestern University, Ryan Hall 1031
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
Email: xingang.zhao@northwestern.edu
Office: 847-467-5595

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Jiawang Zhou

Jiawang is from Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. He obtained his B.S. in Chemical Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2010. He then worked with Professor Art Bragg at Johns Hopkins University as a Ph.D. student, where his research focused on interrogation of photoresponsive materials (e.g., π and hybrid σ–π conjugated oligomers, polymers, and photoswitches) by means of femtosecond stimulated Raman and transient absorption spectroscopies. Currently, he is a postdoc in the Wasielewski group and studies photoinduced electron and energy transfer processes with various time-resolved spectroscopies.​

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Northwestern University, Ryan Hall 1033
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208
Email: jiawang.zhou@northwestern.edu
Office: 847-467-4948

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