Principal Investigator

Research Scientists

Postdocs

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Researchers

Visiting Researchers

Please email gingerlb@uw.edu with general inquiries or to get into contact with a lab member!

Alumni and Past Visitors

  • Dr. Mark Ziffer (2012-2018) is currently a postdoc in X.Y.Zhu’s Group at the Columbia University investigating electronic structure and charge carrier dynamics using EUV time-resolved two-photon photoemission spectroscopy. Way to go Mark!
  • Dr. Soumyadyuti Samai (2013-2017) is currently working as a Research Scientist at Corning Inc.  Congrats Soumya!
  • Dr. Sarah Vorphal (2012-2017) worked as an MRS/OSA Science and Engineering Congressional Fellow in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ office after graduating! She is currently a Senior Energy Policy Specialist in the WA State Energy Office.  Way to go Sarah!
  • Dr. Dane DeQuilettes (2012-2017) is currently a postdoc in Vladimir Bulovic’s Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working to save the world by developing novel photovoltaics.  Congrats Dane!
  • Prof. Hiroaki Benten (2017) Prof. Benten, currently at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan, has visited our lab twice as a visiting professor, most recently in Autumn, 2017.
  • Dr. Zhaoxia Qian (postdoc 2015-2017) Is currently working in Seattle as both a mom and a professional data scientist.
  • Dr. Jie Zhang (2014-2017) is currently a postdoc in Alex Jen’s Group at the City University of Hong Kong.
  • Adam Colbert (Ph.D. 2016)defended his thesis titled, “Spectroscopic Characterization of Interfacial Charge Transfer and Recombination in Polymer/Quantum Dot Blends,” and worked at the startup company Voxtel, before moving to a new position at NRL.
  • Dr. David Moerman (2014-2016) is currently a postdoc in the Laboratory for Chemistry in Novel Materials at the University of Mons in Belgium.
  • Wenbi Wu (2016 B.S. Chemistry) is currently a graduate student at MIT.
  • Phillip Cox (2016 Ph.D. Chemistry)defended his thesis titled, “Local Imaging of Optoelectronic Properties and Film Degradation in Polymer/Fullerene Solar Cells with Electrostatic Force Microscopy,” and worked at Intel before moving to a staff scientist at the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds.
  • Dr.Tony Wu (postdoc 2015)
  • Durmus Karatay (2010-2015, Ph.D. Physics) defended his thesis and now works at Microsoft.
  • Yunqi Yan (2009-2015) defended her thesis and went on to a post-doc in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.
  • Dr. Fukashi Matsumoto (2014-2015) visiting scientist from Osaka Municipal Technical Research Institute.
  • Dr. Micah Glaz (2012-2015) has accepted a position working in the Molecular Analysis Facility at the Clean Energy Institute located at the University of Washington.
  • Hiro Nagaoka (2012-2014) defended his thesis and is currently working at JNC Corporation in Japan on lithium ion batteries. Congratulations!!
  • Dana Sulas became a graduate student in Professor Cody Schlenker’s lab.
  • Anthony Hall, undergraduate researcher 2011-2014
  • Guozheng Shao, graduate student from 2009-2014, defended his thesis entitled, “Studying Internal Processes in Organic Photovoltaics through Atomic Force Microscopies.” Congratulaitons Guozheng!
  • Dr Fei Ma, visiting scientist.
  • Glennis Rayermann, graduate student UW chemistry.
  • Jasmine Beverly was an undergraduate researcher and Rainer Scholar, Summer 2014.
  • Jonathan Casamayor was a Hooked on Photonics REU student, Summer 2014.
  • Samuel R. Peurifoy was a Hooked on Photonics REU student, Summer 2014.
  • Cody Schlenker was a post doc in the lab from 2011-2014 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at University of Washington. Congratulations Cody!
  • Esha Sengupta was a post doc in the lab from 2012-2014 before joining GE.
  • Kristi Bischoff was an REU student in the lab and undergraduate researcher from Summer 2013-2014.
  • Stephen Hsieh gradauted in 2014 from the UW Chemistry Department and was an undergraduate in the lab 2011-2014.
  • Torin Dupper (2013 REU) currently a chemistry graduate student at UC Irvine.
  • Michael Salvador (post doc 2009-2013) became a research scientist working in the lab of Prof. Dr. C. J. Brabec at Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research and is now part of KAUST Solar Center.
  • Elizabeth Strein (2013 PhD, Chemistry) successfully defended her thesis entitled, “Probing Photocurrent Generation Mechanisms in Hybrid IR-Senstive Quantum Dot/Conjugated Polymer Solar Cells.”
  • Matt Gliboff (2013 PhD, Physics) successfully defended his thesis and is now a Physics Instructor University of Washington, Bothell. Congratulations Matt!
  • Kristina Knesting (PhD student, Chemistry) sucessfully defended her thesis titled, “Polymer-Metal Interface Studies with Applications for Solar Cells.” Way to go Kris!
  • Professor Hiroaki Benten (visiting professor 2013) is currently at Kyoto University, in Japan researching polymer physics and structure.
  • Huanxin Ju,(visiting student 2012-2013) is currently at the University of Science and Technology of China, China.
  • Eric Janke, (2013 B.S. Chemistry), currently a graduate student at the University of Chicago.
  • Dr. Dean Waldow, is back working at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.
  • Dr. Liping Wang, now professor at University of Science and Technology Beijing, China.
  • Dr. Hoon Heo, now professor at Pukyong National University, Korea.
  • Brittani Love (2012 REU) is currently a chemistry graduate student at UT Austin.
  • Dr. Xin Wang, former postdoc now at Invitrogen.
  • Dr. Rajiv Giridharagopal, went to work at Intel Research, before returning to UW as staff scientist in our group.
  • Dr. Jennifer Chen (postdoc) now professor at York University, Canada.
  • Dr. Bradley McLeod, (Ph.D. Chemistry, 2012) now at NREL.
  • Dr. Keiko Munechika, (Ph.D. Chemistry 2011) following a year of postdoc research in our group, worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,  then Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and now works for a startup company in the Bay Area.
  • Dr. Jung-hyurk Lim, visiting Faculty, now professor at Chungju National University, South Korea.
  • Sarah Griesse-Nascimento, (2011 REU), now completing her EE degree at Boston University.
  • Ashley Marshall, (2011 REU), now completing her Chemistry degree at Pacific Lutheran.
  • Dr. Kevin Noone, (2011 Ph.D. Chemistry), now at Intel.
  • Noah Horwitz, (2011 B.S. Chemistry), currently a chemistry Ph.D. student at Northwestern.
  • Sam Collins, (2011 B.S. Chemistry), currently a chemistry Ph.D. student at UC Santa Barbara.
  • Dr. Deanna Rodovsky, (2010 Ph.D. Chemistry), currently at Boeing Research.
  • Andreas Tillack, UW Chemistry pre-doctoral student, 2008-2010.
  • Dr. Abhishek Kulkarni, 2007-2010, now at Boeing Research.
  • Dave Moore, 2008-2010 (2009 B.S. Chem Eng), now PhD student at Cornell.
  • Alex Chortos, 2010 (U. Waterloo summer intern).
  • Dr. Obadiah Reid, 2005-2010 (2010 Ph.D. Chemistry), currently at postdoc at the National Renewable Energy Lab – NREL.
  • Leo Yexuan Zhang, UW Chem E (now EE), undergraduate, 2009-2010.
  • Matt Hall, 2010 (physics undergrad project).
  • Sam Guyer, 2009-2010 (2010 B.S. Chemistry).
  • Dr. Chris Groves, 2009, (postdoc), Lecturer of Organic Electronics in School of Engineering and Computing Sciences University of Durham, U.K.
  • Dr. Yeechi Chen, 2004-2009 (2009 Ph.D. Physics), currently proud mother, and post-doc working on scientific communication and visualization.
  • Josiah Ward, summer 2009 (REU student).
  • Ian Braly, summer 2009 (REU student).
  • Nick Anderson, 2007-2009 (2009 B.S. Chemistry), currently a Ph.D. student at Columbia, now at NREL.
  • Dr. Joseph Wei, 2004-2009 (2009 Ph.D. Chemical Engineering), engineer at Novellus Systems, Portland.
  • Dr. Liam Pingree, 2006-2008, (postdoc) engineer at Boeing 2009-2014, Amazon 2014-present.
  • Prof. Lee Park, 2007-2008 (sabbatical), returned to Williams College.
  • Dr. Andrea Munro, 2003-2008 (2008 Ph.D. Physical Chemistry), Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University.
  • Irene Wang, 2008 (GEMSEC REU student), undergrad at UW.
  • Andrey Malyutin, 2008 (NNIN REU student), undergrad at Kalamazoo College.
  • Jessica Smith, 2006-2008 (2008 B.S. Chemistry), currently a Ph.D. student at Berkeley.
  • Marsha Ng, 2004-05 & 2007-08 (2008 M.S. Chemistry), currently pursing dentistry.
  • Dr. David Coffey, 2003-2007 (2007 Ph.D. Physics), currently working at NREL.
  • Ilan Jen-La Plante, 2005-2007 (undergraduate, 2007 B.S. Chemistry), currently a Ph.D. student at Berkeley.
  • Ashley Bissell, 2007 (joint summer student with Gamelin), currently a Ph.D. student in the Gamelin group.
  • Abram Ledbetter, 2006-2007 (M.S. Materals Science & Engineering).
  • Brian Rolcynski, 2006-2007 (undergraduate), currently PhD student at Northwestern.
  • Dr. Jialong Zhao, 2005-2006 (postdoc).
  • Matthew Adams, 2004-2006 (M.S. Chemistry).
  • Andrew Laughlin, 2004-2005 (M.S. Chemistry), currently working in patent law.
  • Peter Salveson, 2004-2005 (undergraduate, B.S. Biochemistry).
  • Ryan Thompson, 2004-2005 (undergraduate, Environmental Science).
  • I-Kang Ding, 2003-2004 (undergraduate, National Taiwan University) currently a Ph.D. student at Stanford.
  • Poi Sim Khiew, 2004 (visiting scholar from University Kebangsaan Malaysia).