PGS Lab

PGS Group

Graduate Students

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 time-resolved mid-infrared optical spectroscopies.

Ananth Kamath

Ananth Kamath

PhD Student, Chemistry (2017 - )

Ananth completed his B.S. at the Indian Institute of Science. At the PGS group, Ananth is working on determining the mechanism of nonradiative relaxation in mid-IR quantum dots, and designing structures to eliminate these channels. His expertise involves QD synthesis, doping control, and pen-paper theory. In his free time, Ananth sings Indian classical music, plays badminton, and is a proud dad of 20+ plants.
Read more about Ananth at  http://ananthkamath95.wixsite.com/ananth
Haozhi Zhang

Haozhi Zhang

PhD Student, Molecular Engineering (2018 - )

John Peterson

John Peterson

PhD Student, Chemistry (2019 - )

John completed his B.S. in Chemistry from Hope College in Holland, Michigan in 2019. There, from 2016 to 2018, he investigated the metabolic relationship of strains of E. coli by analyzing models constructed with linear programming. In the summer of 2018, he synthesized novel cobalt coordination compounds with aliphatic ligands for use as protein-specific inhibitors. In the PGS group, John works on colloidal quantum dot infrared photodetection.

 

Xingyu Shen

Xingyu Shen

PhD Student, Chemistry (2021 - )

Xingyu completed her B.S. in chemistry and computer science at Peking University, China, in 2020. She is interested in electroluminescence of quantum dots and wants to make bright infrared LEDs.

Postdocs