Spin & Excitonic Engineering Group
Prof. Marc Baldo


Current Members

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[at]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.

Dong-Gwang Ha

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

Dong-Gwang Ha is a postdoctoral associate in the SEE in EECS and Mircea Dinca's Functional Inorganic and Organic Materials group in Chemistry at MIT.  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.  He received his PhD.  in Materials Science and Engineering in the spring of 2019 from MIT, supervised by Marc Baldo in the SEE group.  His current research focuses on two areas. The first is the growth and characterizations of two-dimensional Metal-Organic-Frameworks (2D MOFs). The second is the fundamental studies of optical & electrical properties of organic materials for OLEDs application.


Ting-An Lin

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

Ting-An Lin is a third 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.

Cole Perkinson

office: 2-216 and 13-3029
phone: 617-452-2326
email: perkinsc[at]mit.edu

Cole Perkinson is a sixth-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 upconversion, and materials for third-generation photovoltaic devices.

Jan Tiepelt

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

Jan Tiepelt is a third 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.

Narumi Wong

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

Narumi Wong is a first year graduate student at MIT in the Department of Chemical Engineering. At Imperial College London, she received an MEng in Chemical Engineering with a Year Abroad in Columbia University in 2019. She has also spent time abroad at Kyoto University and at EPFL, working on a variety of projects including OPVs and quasi-2D perovskites. She joined the Spin and Excitonics Engineering Group and the Tisdale Lab in Spring 2020. Currently, she is working on investigating charge transfer across interfaces in photovoltaic devices.