Will Tisdale joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT in January, 2012, where he holds the rank of Associate Professor and is currently the ARCO Career Development Professor. His research program is focused on the development of colloidal semiconductor nanomaterials for use in next-generation energy technologies, and the use of ultrafast laser spectroscopy methods and advanced optical microscopy techniques for probing dynamics at the nanoscale.
Will graduated magna cum laude from the University of Delaware in 2005, earning an Honors B.S. in Chemical Engineering, with Distinction, and minoring in Economics. He earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Minnesota in 2010, then studied as a postdoctoral associate in the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT before joining the faculty in Chemical Engineering in 2012.
Will Tisdale is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, the DOE Early Career Award, the NSF CAREER Award, the AIChE NSEF Young Investigator Award, and a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. For his dedication to undergraduate teaching Will has been recognized with MIT’s highest honor, the MacVicar Fellowship, and the student-selected Baker Award.
Will and his wife, Alison – who works in Cambridge area biotech – are the proud parents of two amazing girls.
Phone: 617.258.7026 | Fax: 617.258.5766
Kris joined the group in April 2017 as a Postdoctoral Associate. He received a BS in Chemical Physics from Rice University in 2010 while working in industry as a polymer chemist. In 2011, he moved to the University of Texas at Austin to begin his graduate work. He ultimately earned his PhD in Chemical Physics from Columbia University in March 2017 for his work on many-body recombination mechanisms in semiconductor materials using time-resolved photoemission spectroscopy with Professor Xiaoyang Zhu. His current research focuses on carrier behavior in halide perovskites, 2D semiconductor heterostructures, and metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).
Nannan began working in the group in February 2018 as a Postdoctoral Associate. Originally from China, Nannan received her PhD in Physical Chemistry from Peking University in June 2016 for her work on Raman spectroscopic and optical anisotropic investigation of two-dimensional black phosphorus crystals with Professor Jin Zhang and Professor Lianming Tong. Her current focus in Tisdale lab is non-linear optical effects and exciton dynamics of two-dimensional materials. Nannan is co-advised by Professor Jing Kong in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Watcharaphol “Oat” Paritmongkol joined the Tisdale Lab in January 2016 as a PhD student in Physical Chemistry. His research interest is in the synthesis of novel semiconductor nanomaterials and the use of time-resolved laser methods to probe their excited state dynamics. Originally from Thailand, Oat holds a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, UK, where he worked on development of ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy techniques.
Sam joined the group in Spring 2016 as a PhD student in Chemical Engineering. He graduated with Honors, earning a dual-degree in Chemical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015 where he worked with Professors Aditya Khair and Robert Tilton on modeling the adsorption kinetics of surfactant at an oil/water interface. Sam spent his junior year abroad at Imperial College, London. In the Tisdale Lab, Sam’s primary interest is combining molecular dynamics simulations with synchrotron X-ray and neutron scattering experiments to understand, characterize, and ultimately control the self-assembly of colloidal quantum dot (QD) superlattices. Sam is co-advised by Professor James Swan in Chemical Engineering.
SK joined the group in January 2016 as a PhD student in Chemical Engineering. Originally from South Korea, he graduated summa cum laude from Seoul National University in 2015 with a B.S. in Chemical & Biological Engineering and a minor in Physics. As an undergraduate, he worked with Professor Kookheon Char developing synthetic procedures for InP quantum dots with reduced blinking. In the Tisdale Lab, SK is focusing on the synthesis and optoelectronic application of novel semiconductor nanocrystals, including halide perovskite nanoplatelets. He is a recipient of the Kwanjeong Fellowship.
Wenbi joined the group in November 2016 as a PhD student in Physical Chemistry. She graduated cum laude from the University of Washington (UW) double-majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry with a minor in Mathematics. At UW, she worked with Professor David Ginger on hybrid organic/inorganic polymer/quantum dot systems. In the Tisdale lab, she is studying exciton dynamics in colloidal semiconductor nanostructures using ultrafast laser spectroscopy and optical microscopy techniques.
Eric joined the group in December 2017 as a PhD student in Chemical Engineering. He graduated summa cum laude from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013 with a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. While there, he worked with Professor Mark Prausnitz on ocular drug delivery via microneedle injection. After completing his undergraduate degree, he worked in industry for several years as an engineer at the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery before beginning his graduate studies. Eric’s current work with the Tisdale Lab focuses on using ultrafast spectroscopic techniques to study exciton dynamics in optoelectronic semiconductor nanomaterials, including perovskite quantum dots and 2D nanoplatelets. Eric is a recipient of a National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship and an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Ruomeng joined the group in November 2018 as a PhD student in Inorganic Chemistry. She graduated from California Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2018. At Caltech, she worked with Professor Theodor Agapie on the synthesis of molybdenum complexes supported by a hemilabile P-pyridine-P ligand for small molecule activation. Ruomeng is a joint member of the Tisdale and Dincă research groups, where she focuses on exploring exciton dynamics in metal-organic frameworks.
Woo Seok joined the group in December 2019 as a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering. Originally from South Korea, he holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Korea University where he worked on development of colloidal-nanocrystal based electronic devices. His current research interest in Tisdale Lab is in the synthesis, characterization, and application of novel low dimensional materials. He is a recipient of the SBS Foundation Scholarship.
Narumi joined the group in December 2019 as a PhD student in Chemical Engineering. Originally from Hong Kong and Japan, she graduated from Imperial College London in 2018 with a MEng in Chemical Engineering with a Year Abroad at Columbia University in the City of New York. At Imperial, she worked on mechanocatalysis of lignocellulose with Dr. Roberto Rinaldi, whilst at Columbia, she worked with Professor Ioannis Kymissis on organic electronic devices. She has also spent her summers abroad at Kyoto University and EPFL where she worked on OPVs and quasi-2D perovskites, respectively. In the Tisdale Lab, Narumi is currently working on studying interfacial dynamics in solar cells using ultrafast spectroscopy. She is co-advised by Professor Marc Baldo in EECS.
Abby joined the group in December 2019 as a PhD student in Chemical Engineering. She graduated with Honors from Stanford University in 2019 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. While at Stanford, she worked with Professor Zhenan Bao on the synthesis of novel metal-organic frameworks for energy storage applications. Abby also worked with Professor Timothy Meyer to model the solute removal during hemodialysis for patients with renal failure. In the Tisdale lab, she is studying the self-assembly of colloidal quantum dot superlattices. Abby is co-advised by Professor James Swan in Chemical Engineering.
Tomoaki joined the group in March 2020 as a visiting scholar from AGC Inc., Japan. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 2013 with a Master of Engineering in Applied Chemistry. While there, he worked on development of porphyrin-based dye sensitized solar cells. His current research interest is in the design and synthesis of novel low dimensional inorganic materials.
|Name||Tisdale Lab Position||Alum Since||Current Position||Location|
|Ferry Prins||Postdoc||2014||Assistant Professor||Autonoma de Madrid|
|Robert Keitel||Masters||2015||PhD student||ETH Zürich|
|Jolene Mork||PhD||2016||Senior Data Scientist||Macy’s|
|Michael Seitz||Masters||2016||PhD student||ETH Zurich|
|Mark Weidman||PhD||2016||Sr. Lidar Engineer||Lumotive|
|Dan Congreve||Postdoc||2016||Principle Investigator||Rowland Institute at Harvard|
|Leo Spiegel||Masters||2017||Quantitative Risk Specialist||UBS|
|Deepankur Thureja||Masters||2017||PhD Student||ETH Zurich|
|Rachel Gilmore||PhD||2017||Engineer||Creare LLC|
|Yunan Gao||Postdoc||2017||Assistant Professor||Peking University|
|Elizabeth M.Y. Lee||PhD||2018||Postdoc||University of Chicago|
|Aaron Goodman||PhD||2018||Algorithm Engineer||ClimaCell|
|Alex Hernandez Oendra||Masters||2018||PhD Student||ETH Zurich|
|Matt Ashner||PhD||2019||Engineer||Aerospace Corporation|
|Katie Mauck||Postdoc||2019||Assistant Professor||Kenyon College|
|Katie Shulenberger||PhD||2019||Postdoc||University of Colorado at Boulder|
|Dahin Kim||Postdoc||2019||Postdoc||University of Pennsylvania|
|Makhsud Saidaminov||Visiting Scientist||2019||Assistant Professor||University of Victoria|