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Present Members

Jonghee Yang

Dr. Jonghee Yang received his doctoral degree in Chemistry at Hanyang University in South Korea in 2020. Before joining UTK, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in Department of Chemistry at Hanyang University, where he focused on surface/interface chemistry of organic/inorganic materials (perovskite films, perovskite nanocrystals, colloidal quantum dots, and organic semiconductors) for optoelectronic applications, and elucidation of their charge transport/transfer dynamics.

Holland Hysmith

Holland Hysmith is a third-year PhD student in Energy Science and Engineering through the Bredesen Center Fellowship. She received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Tennessee Tech with a distinction of major in undergraduate research. Her research area focuses on development of perovskite materials for memristor device applications.

Sheryl Sanchez

Sheryl Sanchez is a first-year Ph.D. candidate. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the City College of New York before joining UTK. Her current interests are machine learning, nanotechnology, and its applications. She is looking forward to working with Dr. Ahmadi.

Elham (Eli) Foadian

Elham Foadian earned her Master and bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran. Her current research interests are Perovskites, solar cells and machine learning in materials science.