Elizabeth M. Y. Lee, Chemical Engineering PhD student in the Tisdale Lab, won first place in the Electronics and Photonics Division Graduate Student Research Award at the 2017 AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Annual National Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. The purpose of the award is to encourage graduate students to excel and to identify future leaders in the electronics and photonics field. Liza presented “Energetic Disorder in Quantum Dot Solids,” revealing a new method she developed for creating phenomenological energy transport models for quantum dot solids. Her approach unifies theory, experiment, and numerical simulations, bridging the gap between the varying length and time scales typically observed in spectroscopy experiments.
The MIT Energy Initiative produced a feature story on our QD research, which appeared on the cover of the quarterly MITei magazine and posted as a university research highlight on the DOE Office of Science homepage. The article is available here.