Spin & Excitonic Engineering Group
Prof. Marc Baldo

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Marc Baldo

office: 36-419
phone: 617-452-5132
email: baldo[at]mit.edu

Marc Baldo is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is the Director for the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), and is the Director for the Center for Excitonics, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Basic Science.  Marc received his B.Eng. from the University of Sydney in 1995 with first class honors and university medal, and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2001.   He pioneered phosphorescent OLEDs - now standard for high efficiency solid state lighting.  He has been at MIT since 2002.

Catherine Bourgeois

office: 36-417
phone: 617-253-0085
email: cmbourg@mit.edu

Catherine is the Program Manager for the RLE’s Center for Excitonics, directed by Marc Baldo.  She is responsible for the administration and fiscal processes within the center and provides support for the Spin and Excitonics Engineering group.  In addition, she manages the RLE’s Leading Excellence in Administration Program (LEAP) in the development and delivery of training materials and presentations related to best practices for RLE administrative assistants. This includes helping on-board new assistants in the lab. She's been at MIT since May 2001.

Markus Einzinger

office: 13-3041
phone: 617-324-2129
email: meinzing[at]mit.edu

Markus Einzinger is a third year graduate student at MIT in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  He joined the group in the Fall 2013 to conduct research for his master's thesis.  He received his B.S. and M.S. in Molecular Nano Science from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in 2012 and 2014 respectively.  His current research focuses on the creation of novel integrated architectures by smartly introducing in-plane functionality to organic electronic devices.

Joseph Finley

office: 13-3041
phone: 617-324-2129
email: jfinley[at]mit.edu

Joseph Finley joined MIT's Spin & Excitonics Engineering group in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) in the summer of 2015 . He is a proud recipient of the MIT's Jacobs Presidential Fellowship awarded to strong candidates for incoming first- year EECS graduate students.  He received a B.S. in Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley in 2015.  His current research focuses on energy efficient magnetic devices for logic applications.

Dong-Gwang Ha

office: 13-3041
phone: 617-324-2129
email: hdg[at]mit.edu

Dong-Gwang Ha is a fourth-year graduate student at MIT in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He received his BS (2009) and MS (2011) in Materials Science and Engineering from Seoul National University. During his MS, he studied blue phosphorescent OLEDs under the supervision of Prof. Jang-Joo Kim. After, he worked as a research scientist at Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), where he helped to develop superconducting transmon qubit system. His current research focuses on two area. The first is the growth and characterizations of two-dimensional Metal-Organic-Frameworks (2D MOFs). The second area is fundamental studies of optical & electrical properties of organic materials for OLEDs application.

 

Ting-An Lin

office: 13-3061
phone: 617-324-3608
email:tinganl@mit.edu

Ting-An Lin is a first year graduate student at MIT in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She received her B.S.(2016) and M.S.(2017) in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University. Her research at Taiwan focused on blue TADF OLEDs and hybrid white OLEDs. Currently she works on photon up-conversion.

Brian Joseph Modtland

office: 13-3061
phone: 617-324-3608
email: modtland[at]mit.edu

Brian Modtland is a fourth year graduate student at MIT pursuing a PhD in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Previously, he received a B.S. (2012) and M.S. (2013) in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. His research at Iowa State focused on improving light-induced degradation in amorphous silicon solar cells by improving film quality using various changes in PECVD fabrication.  Currently at MIT, his research is focused on the study of excitons in 2D transition metal dichalcogenides and van der Waals heterostructures.  Main areas of interest include the controlled motion of excitons and charged excitons in order to create excitonic circuits and other optoelectronic devices.

Cole Perkinson

office: 13-3029
phone: 617-452-2326
email: perkinsc[at]mit.edu

Cole Perkinson is a third-year graduate student at MIT in the Department of Chemistry. He received a B.A. in Physics/Chemistry from Reed College in 2013 and an M.Phil. in Physics from the University of Cambridge in 2015. His work at Cambridge focused on characterization of exciton dynamics in hybrid polymer/quantum dot thin films and nanocrystalline solar cells. He joined the Spin and Excitonics Engineering Group and the Bawendi Group in Fall 2015. Cole’s current research interests are on photophysical dynamics in excitonic systems, singlet fission, photon up-conversion, and materials for third-generation photovoltaic devices.

Saima Siddiqui

office: 13-3045
phone: 617-452-4586
email: afroz[at]mit.edu

Saima Siddiqui is a fifth year graduate student pursuing a PhD in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Previously, Saima received a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2011. She is working on the patterning of sub-100 nm magnetic nanowire and studying the stochastic behavior of the domain wall in them.

Jan Tiepelt

office: 13-3029
phone: 617-452-2326
email: jtiepelt[at]mit.edu

Jan Tiepelt is a first year graduate student in the Spin and Excitonics Engineering group. He received his his B.S. Materials Science from RWTH Aachen in 2013. After a six-month research stay at Princeton University in 2014, he attended ETH Zurich, where he earned his M.S. in Materials Science in 2017. Part of his M.S. research was carried out at MIT as a visiting student. His investigations are focused on efficiency roll-off and degradation phenomena in OLEDs as well as the improvement of light-outcoupling via surface plasmon modes.

Mengfei Wu

office: 13-3145
email:  mwu1[at]mit.edu

Mengfei Wu is a fourth-year graduate student at MIT in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She received her B.A. in Engineering and M.Eng. from the University of Cambridge in 2012. Her current research is on exciton dynamics in hybrid organic/quantum-dot films. Mengfei is co-advised by Prof. Vladimir Bulović in the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics Lab at MIT.

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