Congratulations to Katie Koch on winning 2nd place poster prize in the symposium “EL02- Emerging Ultrafast Optical and Structural Probes in Materials Science” at the Fall Materials Research Society conference! Katie is mentored by Professor Ajay Ram Srimath Kandada.

Her presentation was about photo-excitation dynamics in metal halide perovskite nanocrystals assemblies. These material systems are being explored in light-emitting technologies, and many-body interactions between photo-excitations are critical in driving the relevant optoelectronic processes. Katie’s work quantitatively details the mechanisms of such interactions through the use of advanced optical probes.