Latest Group News:

August, 2018: The new Coherent Revolution-20 laser has been officially installed and integrated with the rest of the pump-probe system!

The new Coherent Revolution-20 laser has been officially installed and integrated with the rest of the pump-probe system! This Nd:YLF femtosecond laser will be a critical piece in the overall setup as it is needed for various spectroscopic investigations. After initial tests at 15 Amps, it was concluded that the laser ran flawlessly and was easy to control. After optimizing the entire system, experimentation can be expected as soon as possible, look out for updates! A big thanks to our friends at Coherent for making this possible!

August 1, 2018: Our Summer Undergraduate Feyi presents at the 2018 Columbia University Materials Research REU Program Symposium!

Our undergraduate researcher Oluwafeyikemi (Feyi) Adekunle successfully finished her summer research project and gave a lively talk! She also presented her very first poster at the 2018 Columbia University Materials Research REU Program Symposium. Feyi participated in the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU-NanoNY) with Columbia University!

In her project, she worked with her mentor Pooja Gaikwad, who is our lead doctoral researcher for our group’s project on the synthesis of Bio-inspired Plexcitonic Model Systems. Feyi was visiting us from Howard University where she will graduate in the Spring of 2019!  It was wonderful to work with Feyi and we hope that she might join us again next summer!

(Amongst other programs, the Eisele Group is participating in joint REU Programs with Columbia University as well as  with NSF-CREST IDEALS at CCNY.)