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Core Faculty Profile: William Tisdale

March 2, 2012

This is part of an ongoing series about new MTL core faculty members.

tisdale.jpgDr. William Tisdale joined MIT's Chemical Engineering department as Assistant Professor in January of 2012. His research focuses on the understanding and controlling of the flow of energy in nanostructured materials.

Prof. Tisdale's laboratory will investigate excitonic energy transfer, charge and heat transport, and charge separation at interfaces between organic and inorganic nanostructured materials that are promising components of next-generation solar cells, high efficiency lighting, and flexible electronics. A central aim of his research is to correlate morphology and disorder with dynamics and electrical and optical properties on a local scale. He uses a variety of tools to address these challenges, with particular emphasis on ultrafast spectroscopy and nonlinear optical imaging in both the near and far field.

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