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  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Publications

  • Laura Flannery, Jonathan Ogle, Daniel Powell, Christopher J. Tassone & Luisa Whittaker-Brooks (2020). Voltage bias stress effects in metal halide perovskites are strongly dependent on morphology and ion migration pathways. J. Mater. Chem. A. Vol. 8, 25109-25119. Published, 11/20/2020.
    https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/202...
  • Eric Amerling, Sangita Baniya, Evan Lafalce, Steve Blair, Z. Valy Vardeny & Luisa Whittaker-Brooks (2020). Quantifying Exciton Heterogeneities in Mixed-Phase Organometal Halide Multiple Quantum Wells via Stark Spectroscopy Studies. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. Vol. 12, 52538–52548. Published, 11/12/2020.
    https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.0c1356...
  • Jonathan Ogle, Nabajit Lahiri, Cherno Jaye, Christopher J. Tassone, Daniel A. Fischer, Janis Louie & Luisa Whittaker-Brooks (2020). Semiconducting to Metallic Electronic Landscapes in Defects‐Controlled 2D π‐d Conjugated Coordination Polymer Thin Films. Adv. Funct. Mater. Vol. 31, 2006920. Published, 10/16/2020.
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ad...
  • Arkka Bhattacharyya, Praneeth Ranga, Saurav Roy, Jonathan Ogle, Luisa Whittaker-Brooks & Sriram Krishnamoorthy (2020). Low temperature homoepitaxy of (010) β-Ga2O3 by metal-organic vapor phase deposition: Expanding the growth window. Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol. 117, 1-7. Published, 10/05/2020.
    https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/5.0023778
  • Casey G. Hawkins, Ankit Verma, Wade Horbinski, Rory Weeks, Partha P. Mukherjee & Luisa Whittaker-Brooks (2020). Decreasing the ion diffusion pathways for the intercalation of multivalent cations in defect-tolerant TiS2-x nanobelt cathode insertion hosts. Appl. Mater. Interfaces. Vol. 12, 21788–21798. Published, 04/03/2020.
    https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.9b2170...
  • Minh T. Pham, Eric Amerling, Hoang Luong, Huy Pham, George K. Larsen, Luisa Whittaker-Brooks & Tho D. Nguyen (2020). Origin of Rashba spin-orbit coupling in 2D and 3D lead iodide perovskites. Sci. Rep. Vol. 10, 1-10. Published, 03/2020.
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-61768-8
  • Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, Laura Flannery, Heilly Galvez, Wendy Nimens & Ajara Rahman (2019). WWMOD? What would metal oxides do?: Redefining their applicability in today’s energy technologies. Polyhedron. Vol. 170, 334-358. Published, 09/15/2019.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, Jonathan Ogle, Daniel Powell, Eric Amerling & Detlef Smilgies (2019). Quantifying multiple crystallite orientations and crystal heterogeneities in complex thin film materials. CrystEngComm. Vol. 21, 5707-5720. Published, 08/09/2019.
    https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/201...
  • Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, Wendy Nimens, Sarah Lefave, Laura Flannery, Jonathan Ogle, Detlef Smilgies & Matthew Kieber-Emmons (2019). Understanding hydrogen bonding interactions in crosslinked methylammonium lead iodide crystals: towards moisture and light degradation pathways. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Vol. 58, 13912-13921. Published, 08/01/2019.
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/a...
  • He Wang, Chengbin Fei, Meng Zhou, Jonathan Ogle, Detlef Smilgies & Luisa Whittaker-Brooks (2019). Self-assembled propylammonium cations at grain boundaries and the film surface to improve the efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells. J. Mater. Chem. A. Vol. 7, 23739-23746. Published, 04/17/2019.
    https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/201...
  • Mandefro Teferi, Jonathan Ogle, G. Joshi, Hans Malissa, S. Jamali, D. Baird, John Lupton, Luisa Whittaker Brooks & Christoph Boehme (2018). Tuning effective hyperfine fields in PEDOT:PSS thin films by doping. Physical Review B. Vol. 98, 1-5. Published, 12/05/2018.
    https://journals.aps.org/prb/abstract/10.1103/Phys...
  • Casey Hawkins & Luisa WHittaker-Brooks (2018). Vertically oriented TiS2−x nanobelt arrays as binder- and carbon-free intercalation electrodes for Li- and Na-based energy storage devices. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Vol. 6, 21949-21960. Published, 07/26/2018.
    https://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/201...
  • Colin Kilcoyne, Ahmed H. Ali, Ali M. Alsaqqa, Ajara A. Rahman, Luisa Whittaker-Brooks & Ganapathy Sambandamurthy (2018). Gate-tunable transport characteristics of Bi2S3 nanowire transistors. Solid State Communications. Vol. 270, 135-139. Published, 02/01/2018.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Wendy J. Nimens, Jonathan Ogle, Anna Caruso, Mckenzie Jonely, Charles Simon, Detlef Smilgies, Rogrigo Noriega, Michael Scarpulla & Luisa Whittaker-Brooks (2018). Morphology and Optoelectronic Variations Underlying the Nature of the Electron Transport Layer in Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Applied Energy Materials. Vol. 1, 602-615. Published, 01/31/2018.
    https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsaem.7b0014...
  • Casey Hawkins & Luisa WHittaker-Brooks (2018). Controlling Sulfur Vacancies in TiS2–x Cathode Insertion Hosts via the Conversion of TiS3 Nanobelts for Energy-Storage Applications. ACS Applied Nano Materials. Vol. 1, 851-859. Published, 01/18/2018.
    https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsanm.7b0026...
  • Aaron Degrauw, Rebekka Armstrong, Ajara Rahman, Jonathan Ogle & Luisa Whittaker-Brooks (2017). Catalytic growth of vertically aligned SnS/SnS2 p–n heterojunctions. Materials Research Express Special Edition Emerging Investigators in Materials Science 2017. Vol. 4, 1-11. Published, 09/20/2017.
    http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2053-159...
  • Eric Amerling, Sangita Baniya, Evan Lafalce, Chuang Zhang, Zeev Valy Vardeny & Luisa Whittaker-Brooks (2017). Electroabsorption spectroscopy studies of (C4H9NH3)2PbI4 organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite multiple quantum-wells. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Vol. 8, 4557-4564. Published, 09/07/2017.
    https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpclett.7...

Research Statement

www.whittakerteam.com

Research Keywords

  • Solar Thermoelectric Conversion
  • Self-assembly, nanomaterial, Nanowire, Nanodevice, Charge Transfer, Single-Molecule Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Sensor, Optoelectronic Sensor, Explosive Detection, Organic Photovoltaic, Solar Cell
  • Photovoltaics
  • Electronic Materials
  • Batteries

Presentations

  • Extrinsic and intrinsic doping design principles in organic semiconductors. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/12/2019.
  • Fundamental, state-of-the-art, and recent trends in nanostructured materials for energy and electronic applications. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/08/2019.
  • Fundamental, state-of-the-art, and recent trends in nanostructured materials for energy and electronic applications. Carleton College. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/07/2019.
  • Addressing the disparity between being a non-traditional student and the guidelines imposed by contemporary research in STEM. Committee of Minority Affairs Luncheon Keynote Speaker. ACS Fall Meeting, San Diego, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/23/2019.
  • Eric Amerling and Luisa Whittaker-Brooks. Deconvolution of the excitonic features in mixed-phase metal halide perovskite multiple quantum wells. NASSCC conference. Contributed Talk, Presented, 07/31/2019.
  • Investigating the optical and electrical properties of two-dimensional organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite multiple quantum wells via electroabsorption spectroscopy studies. Novel Optical Materials and Applications (NOMA) Conference, San Francisco, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/29/2019.
  • In situ and in operando characterization of energy devices via synchrotron techniques. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Denver, Colorado. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/18/2019.
  • Extrinsic and intrinsic doping design principles in organic semiconductors. University of Buffalo. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/26/2019.
  • Self-dopant design rules in n-type organic thermoelectrics. Yale University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/06/2019.
  • Fundamental, state-of-the-art, and recent trends in nanostructured materials for energy and electronic applications. Montana Tech. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/30/2018.
  • Toward establishing self-dopant design rules in n-type organic thermoelectrics. Materials Research Society. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/27/2018.
  • In situ and in operando characterization of energy devices via synchrotron techniques. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Denver, Colorado. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/09/2018.
  • Tailoring defects and orientation in nanostructured metal chalcogenide cathode insertion hosts. Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Pasco, Washington. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/20/2018.
  • Fundamental, state-of-the-art, and recent trends in nanostructured materials for energy and electronic applications. Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/05/2018.
  • Manipulating the thermoelectric properties of polymer semiconductors. ACS March Meeting 2018, New Orleans, LA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/18/2018.
  • Materials for applications in solar energy conversion, thermoelectrics, batteries, and electronics. APS March Meeting 2018, Los Angeles, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/06/2018.
  • Manipulating the thermoelectric and spin properties of polymeric systems. International Conference on Organic and Hybrid Thermoelectrics, Valencia, Spain. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/01/2018.
  • Ajara A. Rahman and Luisa Whittaker-Brooks. Distinctive extrinsic atom effects on the structural, optical, and electronic properties of Bi2S3-xSex solid solutions. Material Research Society Spring Meeting 2017, Phoenix, AZ, April 17-21, 2017. Contributed Talk, Presented, 04/19/2017.
  • Ajara A. Rahman and Luisa Whittaker-Brooks. Thionated Perylene Diimides as Promising Electron Acceptors in Organic Photovoltaics. Material Research Society Spring Meeting 2017, Phoenix, AZ, April 17-21, 2017. Contributed Talk, Presented, 04/18/2017.
  • Aaron Degrauw,* Rebekka Armstrong,* Ajara A. Rahman, and Luisa Whittaker-Brooks. Synthesis, characterization, and optoelectronic properties of p-type SnS nanowire arrays. ACS Spring Meeting 2017, San Francisco, CA, April 2-6, 2017. Contributed Talk, Presented, 04/04/2017.
  • Colin Kilcoyne, Ali Alsaqqa, Ajara A. Rahman, Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, and Ganaphathy Sambandamurthy. Electrical and optical characteristics of undoped and Se-doped Bi2S3 transistors. APS March Meeting 2017, New Orleans, LA, March 13 – March 17, 2017. Contributed Talk, Presented, 03/13/2017.
  • Eric Amerling, Sangita Baniya, Evan Lafalce, Charlie Zhang, Zeev Valy Vardeny, Luisa Whittaker-Brooks. Understanding exciton dynamics in layered 2D organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites. APS March Meeting 2017, New Orleans, LA, March 13 – March 17, 2017. Contributed Talk, Presented, 03/13/2017.
  • Jonathan Ogle, Mandefro Teferi, Christoph Boehme, and Luisa Whittaker-Brooks. Counter-ion and dopant effects on charge carriers in intrinsically conductive polymer. APS March Meeting 2017, New Orleans, LA, March 13 – March 17, 2017. Contributed Talk, Presented, 03/13/2017.

Research Groups

  • Kelsey Garden, Graduate Student. Chemistry. 11/15/2020 - present.
  • Lacie Townsend, Graduate Student. Chemistry. 11/15/2020 - present.
  • Jenny Ngo, Undergraduate Student. Chemistry. 06/01/2020 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: UROP.
  • Ella Spurlock, Undergraduate Student. Chemistry. 06/01/2020 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: UROP.
  • Edwin Jacob Miller, Graduate Student. Chemistry. 11/01/2019 - present.
  • Brian Johns, Graduate Student. Chemistry. 11/01/2019 - present.
  • Kameron Hansen, Graduate Student. Chemistry. 06/01/2019 - present. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: NSF GRFP.
  • Laura Flannery, Graduate Student. Chemistry. 12/11/2017 - present.
  • Eric Campbell, Graduate Student. Chemistry. 11/06/2017 - present.
  • Aaron Degrauw, Undergraduate Student. Chemistry. 02/03/2015 - 03/01/2018.
  • Ajara Rahman, Graduate Student. Chemistry. 01/01/2015 - 03/01/2018.
  • Eric Amerling, Graduate Student. Chemistry. 01/01/2015 - 02/01/2021.
  • Curtis Session, Undergraduate Student. Chemistry. 12/09/2014 - 12/09/2017.
  • Jackson Geary, Undergraduate Student. Chemistry. 11/2014 - 11/2015.
  • Charlie Zhang, Postdoc. Physics. 11/01/2014 - 11/01/2017. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Postdoc. MRSEC.