Current Group Members

Principal Investigator

  • Joshua J. Choi, Ph.D.

    Joshua J. Choi, Ph.D.


    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

    Bio - CV
    B. E., Cooper Union (2006)
    Ph.D., Cornell University (2012)
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Columbia University (2014)

    Awards and Honors
    NASA Early Career Faculty Award (2015)
    Virginia Space Grant Consortium New Investigator Award (2015)

    Email: jjc6z[at]virginia[dot]edu
    Office: Chemical Engineering Building, Room 218
    Phone: (434) 243-1822
    Fax: (434) 982-2658

Graduate Researchers

  • Katelyn Dagnall

    Katelyn Dagnall


    Ph.D. Candidate
    Joined Fall 2016

    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Research Topic: Determining the impact of the monovalent cation on charge carrier recombination mechanisms in metal halide perovskites for use in the optimization of optoelectronic devices

    Email: kadagnall[at]virginia[dot]edu

  • Uiyeon (Lucy) Yoon

    Uiyeon (Lucy) Yoon


    Ph.D. Candidate
    Joined Fall 2016

    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Research Topic: Studying the ionic salts as defect passivating ligands on nanocrystal and bulk surfaces of inorganic metal halide perovskite based optoelectronic devices

    Email: uy5mu[at]virginia[dot]edu

  • Ashley Conley

    Ashley Conley


    Ph.D. Candidate
    Joined Fall 2017
    Co-advised with Prof. Gaurav Giri

    B.S. Chemistry, The Ohio State University
    B.S. Applied Mathematics, The Ohio State Universityi

    Research Topic: Controlling organic semiconductor molecular packing via highly-ordered interfaces to discern structure and optoelectronic property relationships

    Email: ac4gt[at]virginia[dot]edu

  • Eric Holmgren

    Eric Holmgren


    Ph.D. Candidate
    Joined Fall 2016

    B.S., M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Rochester

    Research Topic: Determining the role organic ammonium ligands play in two-dimensional metal halide perovskite properties for optoelectronic device applications

    Email: enh6ta[at]virginia[dot]edu