People

All emails are ‘@stanford.edu’ unless otherwise noted

Principal Investigator

 

Prof. Alberto Salleo | asalleo@

Professor Salleo recieved his Laurea degree in Chemistry from the University of Rome (Italy) in 1994. He received his M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2001) in Materials Science from UC Berkeley investigating optical breakdown in fused silica. He spent 5 years at the Palo Alto Research Center as a postdoc and then a member of the research staff in the Electronic Materials Laboratory before joining the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University in 2005.

 

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Scholars

 

Dr. Armantas Melianas | armantas.melianas@

Armantas Melianas received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Linköping University (Sweden) in 2017 for his work on time-resolved charge transport in organic solar cells in the groups of Prof. Olle Inganäs and Prof. Martijn Kemerink. He joined Stanford on October 2017 as a recipient of the Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and is currently developing organic electronic materials and devices for applications ranging from solar energy harvesting to brain-inspired (neuromorphic) computing. Armantas grew up skateboarding and likes to explore California while surfing.

 

 

 

Dr. Benjamin Cotts | cottsb@

Ben received his B.A. in Chemistry from Carleton College in 2011 and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from U.C. Berkeley in 2016 for his work in Naomi Ginsberg’s lab on time-resolved spectroscopy of organic electronics as a function of their local environment. Before joining the Salleo lab, he worked as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) focused on international energy systems modeling and at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) focused on program and T2M support. Ben enjoys cooking stews, jogging around new cities, and drinking too much coffee.

 

 

 

Dr. Alexander Giovannitti | ag19@

Alex received his PhD from Imperial College London (United Kingdom) where he was working on the development of novel redox-active polymers for bioelectronic devices in the group of Prof. Iain McCulloch. Before joining the Salleo group, he was an EPSRC fellow in the group of Prof. Jenny Nelson, studying the electrochemical charging of polymer-electrodes in water-based electrolytes.  Alex joined Stanford as a TomKat Postdoctoral Fellow where he explores electrochemical devices with a focus on exploring recycling processes for polymer batteries. Alex likes to go hiking, enjoys cycling and swimming and is looking forward to learn surfing in California. He also likes to cook and spend time with his friends.

 

 

 

Dr. Quentin Thiburce | thiburce@

Quentin received a PhD in physics from Imperial College London (UK) for his work on solid-state ion-gated polymer thin-film transistors in Prof. Alasdair Campbell’s group. He joined the Salleo lab in December 2018 and currently focuses his research on organic electrochemical transistors for biosensing and mixed charge transport in conjugated polymers. Outside the lab, he enjoys watching movies, hiking and exploring California.

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students

 

David Hanifi | dhanifi@

David graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 with a B.S. in Chemistry, and is currently a PhD student in the Chemistry Department. He is currently studying the inorganic/organic interface of hybrid nanocrystal thin films and their optoelectronic properties. In his spare time he enjoys bread baking, swimming, spelunking and fixing old road bikes.

 

 

 

 

 

Yaakov Tuchman | ytuchman@

Yaakov graduated from Yeshiva University in 2014 with a BA in Physics, and is currently a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research includes studying the charging and discharging of mixed ionic/electronic conductors while working on a more complete model of the behavior of organic electrochemical transistors. When he isn’t busy working, Yaakov enjoys spending time with his family, reading, cooking, and hiking around the west coast.

 

 

 

 

Scott Keene | stkeene@

Scott graduated from University of Washington in 2015 with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. His research includes studying biological-electronic interfaces for biosensing and biomimetic devices. Interests outside of the lab include skateboarding, yoga, watching old movies, and cooking.

 

 

 

 

 

Camila Cendra-Guinassi | ccendra@

Camila graduated from the Technical University of Madrid in 2013 with a B.S. in Materials Engineering, and is currently a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. She is currently studying novel materials for organic electrochemical transistors. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, reading science fiction, and tasting new food when and when not traveling.

 

 

 

 

Luke Balhorn | lbalhorn@

Luke graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2015 with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, and is currently a Ph.D. student in the same field at Stanford. His research focuses on charge transport in organic semiconductors. Outside the lab, Luke enjoys strategy games, guitar and hiking.

 

 

 

 

 

Dante Zakhidov | zakhidov@

Dante graduated from Rice University in 2015 with a B.S. in Chemistry and is a graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering. His current research focuses on characterizing phase switching in low-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides. Outside of the lab, Dante likes to play water polo, jog the Dish, go to concerts, and practice piano.

 

 

 

 

Tyler Quill | tquill@

Tyler graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018 with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. His research focuses on developing wearable sensors using molecularly imprinted polymers and organic electrochemical transistors. Outside of the lab, Tyler enjoys backpacking, fly fishing, and golfing.

 

 

Melissa Tan Siew Ting | stmtan@

Melissa graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2018 with a B. Eng. (Hons) in Materials Engineering with a specialization in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Her current research focuses on sensors for biomedical applications. Outside the lab, Melissa enjoys reading, watching movies, playing badminton and hiking.

 

 

Garrett LeCroy | garrett.lecroy@

Garrett graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018 with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, and he is a first year Ph.D. student in the same area at Stanford. Garrett’s research focuses on understanding the fundamental aspects of ion motion in organic electrochemical transistors. In his free time, he enjoys bicycling and trying to play his guitar.

 

 

Masters Students

Shayta Roy| sroy11@

Shayta graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2016 and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Her research focuses on developing enzymatic organic electrochemical transistors for biomarker sensing. When not in the lab, Shayta enjoys creating and consuming art, creating and consuming food, dancing, and traveling.

 

 

Alan Murphy | alan2018@

Alan graduated from the University of Maryland (College Park) in 2018 with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. His research includes studying defects in 2-D materials and Raman spectroscopy. Interests outside of the lab include traveling, hiking, going to concerts, and playing saxophone.