PTC Seminar: March 23, 2021

Date: March 23, 2021 2:00 pm (ET)


  • Iwan Moreels
    Ghent University
  • Joshua Hollet
    University of Winnipeg
Joshua Hollet and Iwan Moreels


Iwan Moreels

Iwan Moreels
Ghent University

Materials design of 2D colloidal nanocrystals: toward highly fluorescent emitters across the visible spectrum.


Prof. Iwan Moreels obtained his Ph.D. at Ghent University (Belgium) in 2009 under the supervision of prof. Zeger Hens. After a period of postdoctoral research at Ghent University, with a secondment at IBM Zurich Research Lab, he moved to the Italian Institute of Technology in 2012. In 2014, he became a tenure-track scientist, leading the Nanocrystal Photonics Lab at IIT. In 2017, he returned to Ghent University as an associate professor.

His research is focused on colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals, particles small enough that their opto-electronic properties can be controlled by varying the size, shape and material composition. This is made possible due to quantum confinement of electrons and holes within the nanocrystals, they are therefore also referred to as quantum dots. In particular, 2D nanocrystals are the cornerstone of his current research, with topics ranging from material synthesis to optical spectroscopy and photonic applications.



Joshua Hollet

Joshua Hollet, University of Winnipeg
Ph.D. Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2009
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow Australian National University, 2009-2012

Correlated electron motion: much to learn, much to gain