The Kamat Group
Grace Meikle is an undergraduate physics major (class of 2014) who joined the lab in Fall 2011. She is originally from Boise, Idaho but has spent some time living in Kobe, Japan and her family currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan. Her work so far in the lab has involved synthesis of a solar paint consisting of CdSe quantum dots on TiO2 nanoparticles using the pseudo-SILAR method.
Tim Siegler is currently an undergraduate chemical engineer (class of 2014) performing research on quantum dot solar cell efficiency improvement methods under Pralay Santra. He is from just outside of Milwaukee, WI, from a small city called New Berlin. Since he joined the lab in September of 2011, Tim has worked on measuring the effects that variations in QDSC area have on their efficiency, and with Dr. Santra studying the effects of manganese doping of CdS in QDSCs.