Tisdale Lab @ MIT

nanoscale energy transport


Aaron defends PhD thesis

Congratulations to Aaron Goodman, who successfully defended his PhD thesis in Physical Chemistry in May!

June 9th, 2018

Liza wins AIChE graduate student award

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.


February 6th, 2018

MIT feature article on our QD work

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.

January 31st, 2018

Rachel defends PhD thesis

Congratulations to Rachel Gilmore, PhD, for successfully defending her thesis in Chemical Engineering! After a well-deserved vacation, Rachel will join the engineering consulting firm Creare LLC in Hanover, NH.

September 11th, 2017

#1 most downloaded paper

Our perspective article on perovskite nanoplatelets, which was featured on the cover of the June 27 issue of Chemistry of Materials as part of their “Up-and-Coming Series”, was the #1 most-downloaded article for the month of May, and remains in the top 10 this month!

July 10th, 2017

Will named ARCO Career Development Professor

Will has been selected by the Provost’s Office to receive the ARCO Career Development Chair, a competitive institute-wide professorship “presented to a promising untenured faculty member to support research and teaching in energy studies.”

July 7th, 2017

Will Tisdale wins AIChE NSEF Young Investigator Award

Will was recently named the 2017 recipient of AIChE’s Nanoscale Science & Engineering Forum (NSEF) Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes outstanding interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology by engineers or scientists in the early stages of their professional careers (within 10 years of completion of highest degree). The award will be presented at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting in Minneapolis in November.

June 19th, 2017

Mark wins CHESS student paper prize

Mark Weidman was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) Student Research Paper Prize for his paper Kinetics of the self-assembly of nanocrystal superlattices measured by real-time in situ X-ray scattering, published last year in Nature Materials. Mark will travel to Cornell in June to present his work at the annual CHESS user’s meeting and receive his $1,000 prize. Congratulations Mark!

May 24th, 2017

Tisdale Lab welcomes new members

The Tisdale Lab has added two new members!  Wenbi Wu joins us as a PhD student in Physical Chemistry, and Kris Williams joins us as a postdoctoral fellow.

May 15th, 2017

Will Tisdale named 2017 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

Will was named one of 13 new recipients of the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. Criteria for selection include “an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.” Read the MIT News Story.

May 8th, 2017

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