Tisdale Lab @ MIT

nanoscale energy transport


Congratulations to Mark and Jolene!

Mark Weidman and Jolene Mork received Best Poster Award nominations at the Fall 2013 MRS Meeting in Boston. Mark’s poster “Synthesis of Monodisperse, Air-Stable PbS Nanocrystals via Precursor Stoichiometry Control” was nominated in Symposium W: Next-Generation Inorganic Thin Film Photovoltaics. Jolene’s poster “Reassessment of Forster Theory in CdSe Colloidal Quantum Dot Films” was nominated in Symposium N: Functional Aspects of Luminescent and Photoactive Organic and Soft Materials.

jolene with poster

December 5th, 2013

Welcome Pooja!

Pooja Tyagi joins the Tisdale Lab as a postdoctoral associate. She comes to us from McGill University, where she studied photophysics of semiconductor nanocrystals with Pat Kambhampati. In the Tisdale Lab, Pooja joins the ultrafast team exploring interfacial exciton dynamics in nanostructured materials and developing a novel ultrafast microscopy technique.

November 14th, 2013

Welcome Megan!

Megan Beck has joined the Tisdale Lab as an MPC-CMSE summer student. Megan is a senior at Boise State University double-majoring in Materials Science and Math and minoring in Physics. She will spend the summer exploring the synthesis and characterization of colloidal quantum dots. Welcome Megan!

June 13th, 2013

Areza receives MITei summer UROP funding

Areza Sumitro (ChemE ’15) is a recipient of summer research funding from the MIT Energy Initiative Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (MITei-UROP). MITei will support Areza’s work this summer to develop strategies for controlled deposition of function colloidal quantum dot thin films. Areza will also have the opportunity to participate in networking events and energy programs on campus. Congratulations Areza!

June 13th, 2013

Will Tisdale wins DOE Early Career Award

Will is a recipient of the 2013 Early Career Award from the Department of Energy.

Across the Office of Science divisions, 61 awards were made out of about 770 proposals that went out for peer-review. The award is $750,000 over 5 years, and will support the group’s experimental efforts to develop a deeper understanding of interfacial electronic processes in next-generation solar cells.


May 7th, 2013

Lisa attends “Women Inspire Innovation”

On April 10th, Lisa attended the conference “Women Inspire Innovation”, organized by the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C.  She was invited to this event by ETH Zürich because she founded the organization “LIMES” (Ladies In Mechanical and Electrical Studies, www.limes.ethz.ch) for women in mechanical and electrical engineering at ETH.

At the conference she listened to keynote speeches by inspiring Swiss and American personalities including Rebecca Spyke Keiser, Senior Manager for Women@NASA, Cora B. Marrett, Acting Director of the NSF, Professor Kathryn Hess Bellwald of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and Shelly Kapoor Collins, CEO of Enscient Corporation and  National Co-Chair of Technology for Obama (see photo).


Lisa (right) and Shelly Kapoor Collins, CEO of Enscient Corporation and National Co-Chair of Technology for the Obama Administration (left), overlooking the Capitol in Washington D.C.

April 16th, 2013

Welcome Areza!

Areza Sumitro has joined the Tisdale Lab as a UROP.  Welcome!

February 15th, 2013

Welcome Lisa!

The Tisdale Lab welcomes Lisa Poulikakos!  Lisa is a visiting student from the Norris group at ETH Zürich, and will be completing her Master’s thesis in our lab.  Welcome Lisa!

February 4th, 2013

New Lab is Complete!

This month, we completed the move to our new renovated lab space on the first floor of Building 66. See our facilities page for more details!

January 16th, 2013

QD Vision quantum dots are newest component of Sony HDTVs

Tisdale Lab collaborator QD Vision is the first QD company to have their technology incorporated in a mass-marketed consumer product: QD Vision’s luminescent quantum dots are at the heart of Sony’s new “Triluminous” color technology, which will appear in next year’s line of Bravia high-definition TVs. Read an excellent summary from Nature here. Congratulations to everyone at QD Vision!

January 16th, 2013