Staff Scientist, Ultrafast Spectroscopy
Micron School of Materials Science and Engineering
Phone: 208-426-5677 | Fax: 208-426-4466 | Office: ERB 2167
Dr. Ryan Pensack joined the Micron School of Materials Science & Engineering at Boise State University in October 2017 as a Staff Scientist working in the Nanoscale Materials and Device group with Profs. Bill Knowlton and Bernard Yurke. His previous work includes an appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the research group of Prof. Gregory Scholes at Princeton University from 2015-2017 and as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Greg’s group at the University of Toronto from 2012-2015. His primary areas of expertise and research interests include ultrafast and multidimensional optical spectroscopy, the structure and dynamics of molecular and semiconductor excitons, and nanoscale materials for energy and computing applications.
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
- Thesis: Measuring the barrier to charge transfer state dissociation in organic photovoltaic materials with ultrafast vibrational spectroscopy
- B.A. in Chemistry (summa cum laude), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey–Newark, 200