News

April 2019: Congratulations to Dana and Matt on their new publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!

April 2019: Vivian gave a seminar in Physics at Montana State University. Thank you to Nick Borys for hosting!

March 2019: Vivian gave a seminar at Georgia Tech in Materials Science and Engineering. Thanks to Mike Filler for hosting!

March 2019: Vivian gave an invited talk at APS on photonic structures for solar energy conversion, as part of the Ovshinsky Fellowship in Sustainable Energy.

March 2019: New collaborative paper is published in Nature Communications with the Holmes group.

December 2018: New collaborative paper out in ACS Photonics with the Kortshagen and Hillmyer groups on luminescent solar concentrators.

November 2018: Welcome to new graduate students John Keil and Eleanor Mayes!

October 2018: Congratulations to Sihoon Moon for winning 2nd place in the Materials Engineering and Sciences division of the AIChE undergraduate poster competition!

October 2018: Vivian gave seminars in Applied Physics at Caltech and at Northrop Grumman.

October 2018:
Vivian is one of the recipients of the Marion Milligan Mason Award for 2019 (link), and is also the recipient of the APS Ovshinsky Fellowship in Sustainable Energy (link)

October 2018:
Vivian gave a seminar at Gustavus Adolphus in the Department of Chemistry. Thanks to Ian Hill for the invitation!

October 2018:
Vivian gave a seminar at USC in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, and Petroleum Engineering. Thanks to Malancha Gupta for the invitation!

August 2018:
Congratulations to Christian on successfully defending his masters thesis!

August 2018:
Congratulations to Dana and Mayank on their just accepted paper in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C!

August 2018:
Congratulations to Ian on two new papers in collaboration with NREL: one PVSC proceedings paper, and one SPIE proceedings paper!

August 2018:
Vivian gave an invited talk at SPIE Optics and Photonics in San Diego.

July 2018:
Vivian gave a seminar at 3M. 

July 2018:
Summer travel updates! Dana gave a poster at QD2018, Pavlos gave a poster at the Plasmonics and Nanophotonics Gordon Research Conference, and Vivian gave an invited talk at the Advanced Photonics Congress in Zurich, and was a discussion leader at the Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals Gordon Research Conference.

June 2018:
Congratulations to Ryan on being named a Doctoral Dissertation Fellow for 2018 - 2019! Read more about it here.

June 2018:
Congratulations to Pavlos on his new publication in Optics Express!

June 2018:
Ian presented a poster at the World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion.

June 2018:
Vivian served as a discussion leader at the Solar Energy Conversion Gordon Research Conference in Hong Kong. Thanks to Jia Zhu for the invitation.

June 2018:
Welcome to Willa Mihalyi-Koch, who is joining our group for the summer as a MRSEC REU student!

May 2018:
Ryan and Dana both presented at the IPRIME annual meeting!

May 2018:
Vivian gave an invited talk at the Electrochemical Society meeting in Seattle, WA. Thanks to Peter Mascher, Federico Rosei, and David Lockwood for the invitation.

April 2018:
Congratulations to Ian on his new paper in ACS Photonics in collaboration with Mike Deceglie and Tim Silverman from NREL!

April 2018:
Congratulations to Mayank on his new position at 3M!

April 2018:
Congratulations to Ryan on his award for best talk in the "Transitioning Quantum Dots from Benchtop to Industry” symposium at Spring MRS!

April 2018:
Dana, Ryan and Pavlos presented at the MRS meeting in Phoenix!

March 2018:
Mayank presented at the ACS meeting in New Orleans!

January 2018:
New paper out in IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics in collaboration with NREL!

January 2018:
New paper out in collaboration with Zasadzinski group!

December 2017:
Congratulations to Ryan Connell and Samantha Hill (Kortshagen group) on winning the grand prize in the DOW Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge for their work on Si-based luminescent solar concentrators! See more about the award here.

November 2017:
Congratulations to Mayank Puri on his paper in ACS Nano!

November 2017:
VF presents invited talk at Beilstein Nanotechnology Symposium in Potsdam, Germany.

November 2017:
Welcome to new graduate students Bryan Cote and Chen Fan!

November 2017:
Mayank, Ryan, Dana, Matt, Pavlos, and Sihoon all presented at the AIChE meeting in Minneapolis!

October 2017:
VF presents invited talk at SciX in Reno.

August 2017:
Congratulations to John on his successful master’s thesis defense!

July 2017: 
Vivian gave an invited talk at the META conference in Incheon.

May 2017:
Congratulations to Ian on his acceptance to the NREL Solar Graduate Student Research Internship this summer!

May 2017:
Congratulations to Dana on her Outstanding TA Award for Spring 2017!

May 2017:
Congratulations to Ian Slauch on passing his qualifying exam!

April 2017:
Congratulations to Pavlos on passing his qualifying exam!

April 2017:
Vivian and Mayank attend Spring MRS in Phoenix. Mayank presented a poster, and Vivian gave an invited talk.

February 2017:
Vivian Ferry named a McKnight Land-Grant Assistant Professor.

January 2017:
Welcome to new undergraduate students Will Broomhead and Sydney Jones!

November 2016:
Welcome to new graduate student Christian Pinnell!

November 2016
VF was a guest on the Nanovations podcast, hosted by Prof. Michael Filler. 

November 2016:
VF delivers an invited talk at Fall MRS.

October 2016:
VF named to Technology Review’s list of 35 Innovators under 35.

September 2016:
VF presents invited talk at SciX in Minneapolis.

July 2016: Welcome to new group members Sihoon Moon and Dr. Mayank Puri!

June 2016: Ferry group receives support from ACS PRF!

May 2016: Congratulations to Ryan on his accepted paper in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C!

May 2016: VF presents an invited talk at the Electrochemical Society meeting.

February 2016: VF presents an invited talk at Photonics West.

January 2016: VF receives NSF CAREER Award! The press release is available here

January 2016: VF receives an AFOSR YIP award! Information here.

January 2016: VF gave a seminar for CaSTL at UC Irvine.

December 2015: Welcome to new group members John Caputo, Pavlos Pachidis, and Ian Slauch!

December 2015: VF co-organized a symposium at Fall MRS on Nanostructured Photovoltaics.

November 2015: Ferry group participated in an outreach event at the CSE Math and Science Family Fun Fair!

November 2015: VF presents an invited talk at the OSA Light, Energy, and Environment Congress in Suzhou, China.

October 2015: VF presents an invited talk at AVS in San Jose.

August 2015: VF presents an invited talk at META 15.

July 2015: VF presents invited talks at ICMAT 15 and PIERS.

June 2015: VF presents an invited talk at Photonics North meeting in Ottawa.

June 2015: Congratulations to Ryan Connell on passing his qualifying exam!

May 2015: VF presents an invited talk at the Next Generation Solar meeting in Toronto.

May 2015: Congratulations to Dana Dement on passing her qualifying exam!

April 2015: VF presented a seminar at the University of Oregon Department of Chemistry. Thanks to Jim Prell for the invitation!

April 2015: VF co-organized a symposium on Plasmonics and Metamaterials at the Spring 2015 MRS meeting.

February 2015: VF presented an invited talk at IEEE Photonics West

January 2015: VF presented an invited talk at EMN Photovoltaics.

November 2014: Welcome to new graduate student Matthew Quan!

November 2014: VF co-organized an OSA incubator meeting on the Fundamental Limits of Optical Energy Conversion.

October 2014: Karsten joins the group!

July 2014: Vivian arrives in Minnesota!

June 2014: Shahrzod joins the group!

April 2014: Dana and Ryan visit Berkeley for a week of nanoparticle synthesis and experiments!

November 2013: Ryan and Dana join the group!