My research project
Exploring Photonic Materials Through Exciton Dynamics
The focus of my research is excitonic materials, where charge moves as an electron hole pair. Materials of interest are carbon nanostructures, polymer organic semiconductors, and 2d materials. I am studying the decay of photo-excited charge by various mechanisms and the effect on the efficiency and response time of photonic devices. The aim is to improve the selection or design of photonic materials for applications including light emitters and optical switches.