Jean-Luc Bredas, Georgia Institute of Technology
Regent's Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Eminent Scholar and Vasser Woolley & Georgia Research Alliance Chair in Molecular Design
Fellow of the American Chemical Society (inaugural class of Fellows, 2009), the Materials Research Society (inaugural class of Fellows, 2008), the Royal Society of Chemistry (2008), the Optical Society of America (2003), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1998), the American Physical Society (1993).
Arthur Nozik, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Size quantization effects in semiconductor quantum dots and quantum wells, and the applications of these nanostructures to solar photon conversion, photogenerated carrier relaxation dynamics in semiconductor structures, photoelectrochemistry of semiconductor-molecule interfaces, photoelectrochemical energy conversion, photocatalysis, optical, and magnetic and electrical properties of solids.
Max Shtein, University of Michigan
Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Art and Design, and Entrepreneurship
Materials Research Society graduate student Gold Medal Award, the Newport Award for Excellence and Leadership in Photonics and Optoelectronics, the Holt Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the Materials Science and Engineering Department Achievement Award, and the College of Engineering Vulcan Prize for Excellence in Education.
Barry Dunietz, Kent State University
Electronic Structure Modeling:time-dependent density functional theory of molecular and nanoscale bridges, and related physical phenomena, effects of electron-phonon and electron-photon coupling on electron transport through the interfaces, and advance energy conversion
Qi-Huo Wei, Kent State University
Nanobioscience, nanophotonics, micro/nanofluidics, nanophononics, biophysics, soft condensed matter physics, materials with novel structures/properties and micro/nanofabrication.
Xiong Gang, Polymer Engineering, the University of Akron
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Former associate of Professor Alan J. Heeger
Organic/polymer electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices, light-emitting diodes and displays, thin film transistors, electrochemical cells and biosensors
Liming Dai, Case Western Reserve University
Kent Hale Smith Professor of Physics and Director, Center of Advanced Science and Engineering for Carbon (Case4Carbon), Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, The Great Lakes Energy Institute, Case School of Engineering.
Dr. Dai's research interests cover several fields, including the synthesis, chemical modification, and device fabrication of functional polymers and carbon nanomaterials for energy and bio-related device applications.
Randy Ellingson, Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization; Department of Physics and Astronomy,The University of Toledo
Randy Ellingson, Ph.D., received his bachelor's degree from Carleton College in 1987, and completed his Ph.D. degree in 1994 under the supervision of Prof. C. L. Tang at Cornell University, where his thesis work focused on development and application of widely-tunable optical parametric oscillators as a source of sub-picosecond pulses tunable in the visible spectral region. He subsequently pursued post-doctoral research under the supervision of Arthur Nozik at NREL, focusing on charge carrier cooling dynamics and interfacial charge transfer at semiconductor/liquid interfaces. His research with Nozik and colleague M. Beard lead to experimental evidence for multiple exciton generation in PbS, PbSe, PbTe, and c-Si colloidal semiconductor QDs. In 2008, Ellingson joined the faculty at the University of Toledo where he teaches the physics of PV materials and devices, pursues the colloidal synthesis and film formation of earth-abundant nanocrystalline materials for thin-film PV and applies ultrafast optical spectroscopy to study charge carrier dynamics in semiconductor materials and devices.