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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. Yael Tsarfati | yaeltsa@

Yael received her PhD in Chemistry from The Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), where she was studying crystallization mechanisms of small organic molecules in aqueous solutions in the group of Prof. Boris Rybtchinski. Prior to that, she was working on perylene diimide/Carbon Nanotubes hybrid materials, as part of her MSc. She joined the Salleo lab in September 2020 as a postdoc, working in collaboration with the lab of Andrew Minor (University of California, Berkeley). Yael’s current research focuses on the structural study of different types of thin films of organic semiconductors using advanced Electron Microscopy techniques. Yael enjoys running outdoors, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Adam Marks | adammarks@

Adam joined the Salleo group in fall of 2021 as a postdoctoral scholar. He received his M.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Imperial College London in 2016. Following this he joined Prof. Iain McCulloch’s group, completing his Ph.D. in 2020, synthesising OMIEC materials for bioelectronic applications. He then followed the McCulloch group to the University of Oxford, where he was a postdoctoral research associate, focusing on the development of electron transport OMIECs for high performance OECT and thermoelectric devices. He is now a postdoctoral scholar with Prof. Alberto Salleo and Prof. William Chueh at Stanford University. His current research interests are focused on the synthetic development and evaluation of materials for polymeric electrocatalysis. Outside of the lab he enjoys weightlifting and watching sports.

Dr. Gerwin Dijk | gdijk@

After his M.S. in Applied Physics, Gerwin joined ASML where he worked on the development of EUV photolithography systems. He switched careers and received his PhD in Microelectronics for his work on organic bioelectronic devices for cancer treatment with electrical stimulation (Écoles des Mines, France). He joined the Salleo group in the fall of 2021 where he explores polymers for biosensor applications. Gerwin tries to balance life. He is an active person, likes biking, hiking and exploring California, but also enjoys to sit down, talk, drink coffee and read about history.

Dr. Leandro Julian Mele | ljmele@

Julian graduated in electrical engineering and received his PhD from the University of Udine (Italy). During his PhD, he worked on electrochemical modeling of performance and noise for electronic biosensors and bioactuators. Then he continued as a postdoctoral scholar in Prof. Palestri’s group, where he focused on modeling and simulations of conjugated polymers for bioelectronic applications. He joined Prof. Salleo’s group in the fall of 2022 where he is contributing to the understanding of the physical operation of organic devices. Julian loves traveling, playing soccer, cooking, and enjoying time with family and friends.

Dr. Nicholas Siemons | nsiemons@

Following his M.S from University College London, Nicholas received his Ph.D. from Imperial College in Prof. Jenny Nelson’s group where his work focused on atomistic simulations of polymer systems such as Molecular Dynamics, Density Functional Theory, Molecular Metadynamics, and Network Analysis. Nicholas joined the Salleo group in Summer 2023 and is working on electrocatalysis.

Dr. 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 was a Ph.D. candidate 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.

Dr. Arianna Magni | amagni@

Arianna joined the Salleo group in the fall of 2023 as a postdoctoral scholar. She holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Physics, earned in 2019 from Politecnico di Milano, and completed her Ph.D. in 2023 under the mentorship of Prof. Lanzani at the Center for Nanoscience and Technology (CNST, IIT). Her doctoral work focused on the photophysical characterization of membrane-targeting molecules for cell optostimulation. Currently, she is a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, where her interests center on exploring the relationships between electronic and ionic conduction and structural properties in organic semiconductors. To achieve this, she employs various advanced techniques, including operando GIWAXS measurements, charge modulation spectroscopy, and spectroelectrochemistry. Outside of lab, Arianna enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and climbing, as well as playing volleyball.

Graduate Students

Christina Cheng | chxcheng@

Christina graduated from the University of Chicago in 2019 with a dual B.S. in Statistics and Molecular Engineering, concentrating in quantum engineering.  She is currently a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering, co-advised by Mike Toney, and studies non-fullerene, organic photovoltaics.  If you’re trying to find her outside of lab, she’s probably sitting on Kite Hill with a cup of Boba Guys.

Jeremy Treiber | jtreiber@

Jeremy graduated from UC San Diego in 2020 with a B.S. in NanoEngineering and Chemistry and is currently a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering. His current research focuses on biosensors utilizing organic mixed conductors. Outside of the lab, Jeremy enjoys playing with his dog, Iggy, finding good shows to watch, and exploring the Bay Area.

Ana De La Fuente Durán | adelafuente@

Ana graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering in 2020. As a Ph.D. Student, Ana is co-advised by Prof. Alberto Salleo and Prof. William Chueh where she studies organic mixed ionic electronic materials for their use in electrocatalysis. Outside of work, she spends her time reading, playing video games with her brothers, and taking care of plants.

Kalee Rozylowicz | krozylow@

Kalee graduated from the Carnegie Melon University in 2021 with B.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. As a Ph.D. student at Stanford, Kalee researches organic neuromorphic devices and works to better understand the ionic liquid electrolyte that is used with these devices. Kalee enjoys visiting the capybaras at the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo and backpacking in California’s backcountry.

Yeongmin Park | yeongmin@

Yeongmin graduated from Yonsei University (in South Korea) in 2018 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She then received an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University in 2022 focusing on materials for soft robots and sensors. Her current research interest is in neuromorphic devices. Outside of the lab she enjoys watching sports, playing video games, and tennis.

Alison Shad | alishad@

Alison is a PhD student in Chemistry who joined the Chueh + Salleo group in Fall 2023 after graduating from Colorado State University with a dual BS in Biomedical Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering. Her current research interests are focused on exploring the capabilities of polymeric materials for various applications. Outside of research, she enjoys traveling, spending time in nature, and hanging out with friends.