Taylor Wiggins


Taylor graduated from Wake Forest University in 2022 with a B.S. in chemistry and a minor in mathematics. As an undergraduate working under Prof. Scott M. Geyer, they performed research on the photocatalytic efficiency and synthesis of Cs3Bi2Br9 perovskite nanocrystals for the purpose of the remediation of organic pollutants in aqueous environments. At Northwestern Taylor is jointly advised by Prof. Mercouri G. Kanatzidis and Prof. Edward H. Sargent, where their research focuses on perovskite materials and their applications in photovoltaic devices.

Isaiah Gilley


Isaiah graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2022 with a B.S. in chemistry and a B.A. in mathematics. There, he studied under Prof. Bayram Saparov working on exploratory synthesis of a variety of new hybrid organic-inorganic metal halides for light emission and detection applications. At Northwestern, he is jointly working in the Kanatzidis and Sargent labs to design and implement new perovskite materials for photovoltaics applications with the aim of improving overall device performance and stability

Chuying Huang


Chuying graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. degree in Chemistry and a minor in Materials Science & Engineering in 2022. Under the supervision of Dr. Oliver Gessner at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), her undergraduate research focuses on using femtosecond time-resolved optical laser pump X-ray probe photoelectron spectroscopy to study electronic dynamics at the interface of Si and other materials, which aims at exploring the next-generation solar cell materials. At Northwestern University, Chuying is co-advised by Prof. Edward H. Sargent and Prof. Lin Chen to conduct research on the carrier dynamics of 2D and 3D perovskite, and perovskite quantum dots using ultrafast spectroscopy, with the aim of giving guidance to improve the performances of future optoelectronic devices.

Christine Yu


Christine graduated from USC with a B.S. in chemistry and worked on applying heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis to CO2 reduction and liquid organic hydrogen carriers in various labs at USC and off campus, including Sandia National Laboratory. She is jointly advised by Prof Sargent and Prof Farha and is developing electrochemical applications of porous materials.

Yuan (Jason) Liu


Yuan graduated from Tsinghua University with a B. E. degree in Materials Science and Engineering and a B. S. degree in Psychology in 2019. Yuan worked as an undergraduate research assistant in Prof. Hongwei Zhu’s lab at Tsinghua. Yuan is currently interested in LEDs and lead-free perovskites.