Former Group Members

Jamie Young

Postdoctoral Researcher: 06/2016 – 09/2018
Research Projects: Energy- and Conformer-Dependent Excited-State Relaxation of an E/Z Photoswitchable Thienyl-Ethene; Energy Transer in Conjugated Polymer Electrolyte Complexes
Current Position: Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
Graduate University: University of Warwick, UK
Hometown: Llanfallteg, Wales, UK

Tim Magnanelli


Graduate Student: 09/2011 – 06/2018
Thesis Title: Spectroscopic Probes of Charge Separation, Energy Transfer, and their Dependencies on Local Structure in Assembled Organic Materials
Current Position: NRC Post-doctoral Fellow, NIST, Gaithersburg
Undergraduate University: UMBC
Hometown: Monrovia, MD

Josh Snyder


Graduate Student: 09/2011 – 07/2017
Thesis Title: Structural Effects on Nonadiabatic Photocyclization of Ortho-Arenes
Current Position:  Post-doctoral researcher, Kohler Lab, The Ohio State University
Undergraduate University: Shippensburg
Hometown: Dornsife, PA

 Wenjian Yu


Graduate Student: 09/2010 – 10/2016
Thesis Title: Ultrafast Spectroscopic Interrogation of Structural Dynamics and Disorder of Excited States in Conjugated Organic Polymers.
Moved on to: A postdoctoral position under Professors David Gracias and Chao Wang at JHU
Undergraduate University: Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Hometown: Shandong Province, China

Jiawang Zhou


Graduate Student: 09/2010 – 09/2016
Thesis Title: Ultrafast Excited-State Structural Dynamics and Charge-Transfer in Photoresponsive Conjugated Molecular Materials.
Current Position: Postdoctoral researcher with Professor Michael Wasielewski at Northwestern University
Undergraduate University: University of Science and Technology of China
Hometown: Nanning, Guangxi Province, China

Molly Molloy


Graduate Student: 09/2010 – 07/2016
Thesis Title: Torsion-induced relaxation and ring-closure dynamics in polyphenyls
Moved on to:  Post-doctoral research at NIH
Undergraduate University: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: Washington, DC
Moved on to:  Post-doctoral research at NIH

Paul Donohoo-Vallett


Post-Doctoral Researcher: 01/2014 – 08/2014
Research Focus: Computational exploration of vibrational Raman spectroscopy of conjugated polymers using DFT and QMMM methodologies
Graduate University: University of Colorado Boulder
Hometown: Fairfax, VT
Moved on to: AAAS fellowship at DOE