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Principal Investigator:
Prof. Alberto Salleo | asalleo@stanford.edu
Professor Salleo recieved his Laurea degree in Chemistry from the University of Rome (Italy) in 1994. He received his M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) in Materials Science from UC Berkeley investigating optical breakdown in fused silica. He spent 5 years at the Palo Alto Research Center as a postdoc and then a member of the research staff in the Electronic Materials Laboratory before joining the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University in 2005.

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Visiting Scholars:
Dr. Gregorio Faria | gcfaria@stanford.edu
Gregorio received his M.S. degree in applied physics in 2007, from University of Sao Paulo, and Ph.D. (2011) from Technische Universitat Darmstadt and University of Sao Paulo (Dual Diploma Agreement). Since 2013 he has held a position as assistant professor at University of Sao Paulo. Currently he is a visiting scholar in the department of materials science and engineering at Stanford. His research interests include charge transport phenomena and spectroscopy in semiconducting organic materials. In his free time he enjoys jogging, watching movies and travelling.

Graduate Students:
Grey Christoforo | greyson@stanford.edu
Grey graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 2005 with his B.S in Electrical Engineering and from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008 with his M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before coming to Stanford to pursue his PhD in Electrical Engineering he spent three years working as an electronics design engineer in General Electric's Energy business. His research is co-advised by Prof. Mike McGehee and is focused on silver nanowire mesh based transparent electrodes for photovoltaic applications. In his free time he's an amateur triathlete and completed his first Iron Man distance race in August 2012.
Amit Desai | aydesai@stanford.edu
Amit received his B.S in Materials Science & Engineering from NC State University in 2006. He then completed an M.Phil. in Physics at Trinity College, University of Cambridge while researching doped hydroxyapatite thin films as biocoatings for orthopedic implants. Amit is now a grad student in Materials Science with an interest in charge transport within organic semiconductors. Amit enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and learning how to cook.
Saahil Mehra | smehra@stanford.edu
Saahil graduated from MIT in 2008 with his B.S in Materials Science & Engineering, and is currently pursuing his M.S in Materials Science & Engineering. His research interests are in electronic materials and materials for alternate energy, and he hopes to pursue a PhD in the near future. His current work is on solution-based, low-cost synthesis and deposition of nanostructured ZnO films for improved photovoltaic light trapping. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, playing his guitar, and travelling.
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Scott Himmelberger| shimmel@stanford.edu
Scott graduated from UC Davis in 2010 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and is currently a graduate student in Materials Science & Engineering at Stanford. His research interests include structure/property relationships in semiconducting polymers for use in large-area and flexible electronics. Outside of lab he enjoys running, playing basketball, and reading.
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Diane Wu| dmw53@stanford.edu
Diane received her BA in Chemistry from Cornell University and is
currently a PhD student in the Chemistry department. She is studying the incorporation of upconverting materials into ZnO films to improve light absorption in photovoltaics. Interests outside of lab include photography, food, swimming, backgammon and rock climbing.
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Duc Trong Duong| dtd32188@stanford.edu
Duc earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently a graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. His research interests include aligning organic semiconductors for anisotropic charge transport studies and conducting various X-ray Diffraction experiments at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL). Outside of lab he enjoys being outdoors, reading, playing piano and writing music.
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Linda Lim| llim2@stanford.edu
Linda received her B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2010. She is currently a graduate student in the Materials Science and Engineering department at Stanford. Her research interests include using synchrotron x-ray absorption spectroscopy and photoemission spectroscopy to characterize inorganic materials for potential energy-related applications. Linda likes to spend her spare time traveling, hiking and playing badminton.
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Sonya Mollinger| smolling@stanford.edu
Sonya received her AB in Physics from Harvard University in May 2011 and is now a graduate student in the Applied Physics department at Stanford. She is currently studying charge transfer states in polymer-fullerene blends and is supported by a Stanford Graduate Fellowship. When not in the lab, Sonya enjoys hiking, singing, and playing the piano.
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Michael Wisser| mwisser@stanford.edu
Michael received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University in 2011 and is currently pursuing his PhD in the same field at Stanford. His research is focused on upconverting materials in the context of alternative energy applications. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing and watching soccer and volleyball.
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Zhengrong Shang| zshang@stanford.edu
Zhengrong received her B.S. in Materials Physics from University of Science and Technology Beijing in 2012 and is currently a graduate student in the Materials Science and Engineering department at Stanford. She is interested in studying how microstructures and morphology of thin film polymeric semiconductors influence their electrical properties. She enjoys cooking, reading and hopes to learn piano and tennis.
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Jesus Guardado| jesusog@stanford.edu
Jesus graduated from MIT in 2011 with his B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, and is currently a graduate student in the Materials Science & Engineering department at Stanford. His research interests include structure-property relationships in organic semiconductors, tuning of microstructure, and interfacial science. He enjoys spending time with family, reading, and playing soccer.
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Annabel Chew| archew@stanford.edu
Annabel graduated from Columbia University in 2013 with a B.S in Materials Science & Engineering, and is currently a graduate student in the same field at Stanford. Her research interests include charge transport and trapping in organic electronics. When not in the lab, she enjoys music, traveling and good food.
David Hanifi | dhanifi@stanford.edu
David graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 with a B.S. in Chemistry, and is currently a PhD student in the Chemistry Department. He is currently studying the inorganic/organic interface of hybrid nanocrystal thin films and their optoelectronic properties. In his spare time he enjoys bread baking, swimming, spelunking and fixing old road bikes.
 
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Last Updated:
May 25, 2013