Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

NagaokaCongratulations to Hirokazu Nagaoka, who successfully defended his Ph.D. work “Long-lived charge carrier dynamics in polymer/quantum dot blends and organometal halide perovskites” on December 5, 2014. Hirokazu was a student in Professor David Ginger’s laboratory. In January, Hirokazu will be starting an industry research position at JNC CORPORATION in Chiba, Japan.

Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

KnestingCongratulations to Kristina Knesting, who defended her Ph.D. work “Polymer / Transparent Electrode Interface Studies with Applications for Organic Solar Cells” on September 23. Kristina was a student in Professor David Ginger’s group where she was a U.S. Department of Energy graduate fellow and studied how the interfaces in organic solar cells effect their performance. In the next few months she will be taking a short vacation before starting a career in industry.

Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Brad MacLeod, who defended his Ph.D. dissertation “Probing Buried Interfaces within Organic Diodes Using Electromodulated Transmittance Spectroscopies” on March 9. He was a student in Professor David Ginger’s laboratory for the past five and a half years. He has started a postdoctoral research position at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO, where he will specialize in interfaces within organic photovoltaic devices.

Final Examination – Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Kevin Noone, who defended his Ph.D. work “Spectroscopic Investigation of Photoinduced Interfacial Charge Transfer in Blends of Conjugated Polymers and Semiconductor Quantum Dots” on March 14.  Kevin was a student in Professor David Ginger’s group since January 2006.  In the next few months he will continue to work in the Ginger group as a postdoctoral researcher as he looks for employment in industry.