Tisdale Lab @ MIT

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Professor William Tisdale

Group Leader

tisdale@mit.edu | ChemE Faculty Page | CV | video profile
Office: 66-458
Phone: 617.253.4975 | Fax: 617.258.5766

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, a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, and MIT’s Everett Moore Baker Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Will and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of two adorable little girls.


Barbara Balkwill

Administrative Assistant

balkwill@mit.edu
Office: 66-458
Phone: 617.258.7026 | Fax: 617.258.5766


Kris Williams

Postdoc

kwil@mit.edu
Office: 66-216
Phone: 617.324.9637

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 Mao

Postdoc

maonnmyh@mit.edu
Office: 66-216
Phone: 617.324.9637

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.


Dahin Kim

Postdoc

dahin@mit.edu
Office: 66-216
Phone: 617.324.9637

Dahin joined the group in December 2018 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Originally from South Korea, Dahin received her doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2018. As a graduate student, she worked with Professor Doh C. Lee studying the colloidal growth and self-assembly of semiconductor nanorods. In the Tisdale Lab, her research interest is in the self-assembly of perovskite nanomaterials and anisotropic colloidal nanomaterials.


Watcharaphol (Oat) Paritmongkol

PhD Student

wparit@mit.edu
Office: 66-216
Phone: 617.324.9637

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 Winslow

PhD Student

swinslow@mit.edu
Office: 66-216
Phone: 617.324.9637

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.


Seung Kyun (SK) Ha

PhD Student

skha89@mit.edu
Office: 66-216
Phone: 617.324.9637

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  Shcherbakov-Wu

PhD Student

wenbiw@mit.edu
Office: 66-216
Phone: 617.324.9637

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 Powers

PhD Student

erpowers@mit.edu
Office: 66-216
Phone: 617.324.9637

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 Wan

PhD Student

wanr@mit.edu
Office: 66-216
Phone: 617.324.9637

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.


Makhsud Saidaminov

Visiting Scholar

makhsud@mit.edu
Office: 66-216
Phone: 617.324.9637

Makhsud is a visiting scholar from the University of Toronto, where he is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in Ted Sargent group. Makhsud is passionate about chemistry and physics of novel inorganic and organic-inorganic hybrid materials for light detection, conversion and emission applications. Makhsud received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Moscow State University (2013) and worked as a post-doctoral fellow with Osman Bakr at KAUST (2014-2016). Makhsud is a co-inventor in 8 international patents and co-authored over 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Former Group Members

Name Tisdale Lab Position Alum Since Current Position Location
Lisa Poulikakos Masters 2013 Postdoc Stanford
Ferry Prins Postdoc 2014 Assistant Professor Autonoma de Madrid
Pooja Tyagi Postdoc 2014
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
Alexia Stollmann Masters 2018
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
Nabeel Dahod PhD 2019
Katie Mauck Postdoc 2019 Assistant Professor Kenyon College
Katie Shulenberger PhD 2019 Postdoc University of Colorado at Boulder