Christopher Milleville, 6th year PhD student in Prof. Watson's group.
"My research focuses on the synthesis of colloidal quantum dots and surface functionalization to build quantum dot-molecule-semiconductor interfaces that promote photoinduced charge-transfer. Specifically, I construct CdSe quantum dot/β-Pb0.33V2O5 nanowire semiconductor heterostructures via linker-assisted assembly and study the kinetics of excited state charge transfer using time-correlated single photon counting and transient absorbance spectroscopy.
I really enjoy the sense of community within the Chemistry Department at UB. With a very friendly atmosphere and plenty of resources available, graduate students at UB have an opportunity to do impactful research while working closely with a distinguished faculty.
When I’m not in the lab doing research I like to watch the local sports teams as well as play roller hockey. I also enjoy going on road trips and exploring areas that are new to me."