Heidi Nelson

Office: CHB 212
e-mail: hdnelson@uw.edu


  • 2012 B.S. Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 University of Washington Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation Travel Award
  • 2014 American Chemical Society Physical Chemistry Division Outstanding Student Poster Award
  • 2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 2011 Heisig-Gleysteen Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship



Marchioro, A.; Whitham, P. J.; Nelson, H. D.; De Siena, M. C.; Knowles, K. E.; Polinger, V. Z.; Reid, P. J.; Gamelin, D. R. "Strong Dependence of Quantum-Dot Delayed Luminescence on Excitation Pulse Width." J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8, 3997-4003. (view)

Nelson, H. D.; Hinterding, S. O. M.; Fainblat, R.; Creutz, S. E.; Li, X.; Gamelin, D. R. "Mid-Gap States and Normal vs Inverted Bonding in Luminescent Cu+- and Ag+-Doped CdSe Nanocrystals." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 6411-6421. (view)


Knowles, K. E.; Hartstein, K. H.; Kilburn, T. B.; Marchioro, A.; Nelson, H. D.; Whitham, P. J.; Gamelin, D. R. "Luminescent Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals Containing Copper: Synthesis, Photophysics, and Applications." Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 10820-10851. (view)

Nelson, H. D.; Li, X.; Gamelin, D. R. "Computational Studies of the Electronic Structures of Copper-Doped CdSe Nanocrystals: Oxidation States, Jahn-Teller Distortions, Vibronic Bandshapes, and Singlet-Triplet Splittings." J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 5714-5723. (view)


Nelson, H. D.; Bradshaw, L. R.; Barrows, C. J.; Vlaskin, V. A.; Gamelin, D. R. "Picosecond Dynamics of Excitonic Magnetic Polarons in Colloidal Diffusion-Doped Cd1-xMnxSe Quantum Dots." ACS Nano 2015, 9, 11177-11191. (view)

Knowles, K. E.; Nelson, H. D.; Kilburn, T. B.; Gamelin, D. R. "Singlet-Triplet Splittings in the Luminescent Excited States of Colloidal Cu+:CdSe, Cu+:InP, and CuInS2 Nanocrystals: Charge-Transfer Configurations and Self-Trapped Excitons." J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 13138-13147. (view)


Bantz, K. C.; Nelson, H. D.; Haynes, C. L. "Plasmon-Enabled Study of Self-Assembled Alkanethiol Ordering on Roughened Ag Substrates." J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 3585-3593.