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Samuel Sanders, PhD

Samuel Sanders, PhD
Program:
Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow

Award Year:
2019

Institution:
Rowland Institute at Harvard

Transfer Institution:

Email:
sanders@rowland.harvard.edu

Research Title:
A Robust, Universal Platform for High Efficiency Photon Upconversion

The ability to convert low energy light into high energy light has significant technological potential for fields as diverse as 3D printing, photoredox chemistry and solar energy. However, the need for high concentrations of dye molecules and the sensitivity to moisture and oxygen limits applications. We propose a universal platform for performing this process under diverse sets of conditions based on encapsulation within robust, shelled micelles. We will optimize the micelle nanocarrier as well as the components of the most technologically relevant near infrared photon upconversion process to yield a system with significant stability and applicability.

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