Alicia Cohn

Office: CHB 211


  • 2014 Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 2008 B.S. Chemistry, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Awards & Honors

  • 2008 John B. Zinn Chemistry Research Award
  • 2006 Gettysburg College Organic Chemistry Award
  • 2004-2008 Gettysburg Presidential Scholarship



Raskin, M.; Stiehm, T.; Cohn, A. W.; Whitaker, K. M.; Ochsenbein, S. T.; de Vasconcellos, S. M.; Brandt, M. S.; Gamelin, D. R.; Bratschitsch, R. "Ultrafast spin dynamics in magnetic wide-bandgap semiconductors." Phys. Status Solidi B 2014, ASAP. (view)

Cohn, A. W.; Rinehart, J. D.; Schimpf, A. M.; Weaver, A. L.; Gamelin, D. R. "Size Dependence of Negative Trion Auger Recombination in Photodoped CdSe Nanocrystals." Nano Lett. 2014, 14, 353-358. (view)


Rinehart, J. D.; Schimpf, A. M.; Weaver, A. L.; Cohn, A. W.; Gamelin, D. R. "Photochemical Electronic Doping of Colloidal CdSe Nanocrystals." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 18782–18785. (view)

Chamberlin, S. E.; Wang, Y.; Lopata, K.; Kaspar, T. C.; Cohn, A. W.; Gamelin, D. R.; Govind, N.; Sushko, P. V.; Chambers, S. A. "Optical Absorption and Spectral Photoconductivity in α-(Fe1-xCr x)2O3 Solid-Solution Thin Films." J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 2013, 25, 392002. ( view)

Cohn, A. W.; Schimpf, A. M.; Gunthardt, C. E.; Gamelin, D. R. "Size-Dependent Trap-Assisted Auger Recombination in Semiconductor Nanocrystals." Nano Letters, 2013, 13, 1810−1815. (view)


Cohn, A. W.; Janßen, N.; Mayer, J. M.; Gamelin, D. R. "Photocharging ZnO Nanocrystals: Picosecond Hole Capture, Electron Accumulation, and Auger Recombination" J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 20633−20642. (view)

Cohn, A. W.; Kittilstved, K. R.; Gamelin, D. R. "Tuning the Potentials of "Extra" Electrons in Colloidal n-Type ZnO Nanocrystals via Mg2+ Substitution" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 7937-7943. (view)


Johnson, C. A.; Cohn, A. W.; Kaspar, T.; Chambers, S. A.; Salley, G. M.; Gamelin, D. R. "Visible-light photoconductivity of Zn1-xCoxO and its dependence on Co2+ concentration." Phys. Rev. B 2011, 84, 125203. (view)