PGS Lab

PGS Group

Philippe Guyot-Sionnest

Philippe Guyot-Sionnest

OFFICE: 929 E 57th St, GCIS E 111
Chicago, IL 60637
PHONE: (773)702-7461
FAX: (773)702-5863

pgs@uchicago.edu

Graduate Students

Matt Ackerman

Matt Ackerman

PhD Student, Chemistry (2015 - )

Matthew completed his B.S. in chemistry with a minor in physics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly, SLO) in June of 2015. In the summer of 2014, he participated in the Radiochemistry Fuel Cycle Summer School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he began investigating the lattice structure of doped scheelite materials using density functional theory (DFT). Matt continued this work through the summer of 2015 before moving to Chicago to begin a Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago that September. He joined the PGS lab in December of 2015 to begin work on mid-infrared photodetection.

mattackerman80@gmail.com

Ananth Kamath

Ananth Kamath

PhD Student, Chemistry (2017 - )

B.S., Indian Institute of Science  Read more about Ananth at  http://ananthkamath95.wixsite.com/ananth

ananthkamath@uchicago.edu

Menglu Chen

Menglu Chen

PhD Student, Physics (2016 - )

Menglu comes from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2015. She is interested in the electrical transport studies in infrared quantum dot films. In the PGS group she works on using electrochemistry methods to understand the doping and band structure of mercury chalcogenide quantum dots.

mengluchen@uchicago.edu

Christopher Melnychuk

Christopher Melnychuk

PhD Student, Chemistry (2016 - )

Chris completed his B.A. in chemistry and music at the University of Rochester in 2016. There, with Lewis Rothberg, he studied the  photophysics in organic polymer light emitting diode (OLED) materials, and built a time-resolved resonance Raman instrument for the study of photocatalytic reaction mechanisms. With the PGS group, he studies the carrier dynamics in mercury chalcogenide nanocrystals using a variety of linear and nonlinear mid-infrared optical spectroscopies.

John Peterson

John Peterson

PhD Student, Chemistry (2019 - )

Haozhi Zhang

Haozhi Zhang

PhD Student, Molecular Engineering (2018 - )

Postdocs

Xin Tang

Xin Tang

Postdoc (2017 - )

Xin Tang received his B.E. degree in Engineering from the Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China, in 2013, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from the City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong in 2017. His research interests include design, fabrication and optimization of quantum infrared photodetectors based on nanomaterials.