Alumni Resnick Graduate Research Fellow
Kyle is a graduate student in chemistry advised by Professors Geoffrey Blake and Harry Atwater. He received his BS in chemistry with honors from North Carolina State University, along with minors in biological sciences and philosophy. At NCSU, he computationally investigated light harvesting arrays for artificial photosynthesis efforts in Prof. Elena Jakubikova's lab. Kyle then spent a year in Sweden experimentally researching photocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction with Prof. Leif Hammarström as a Fulbright Fellow. He currently researches new materials for enhanced or "next-generation" photovoltaics, including hybrid perovskites. He primarily uses ultrafast terahertz (or far-infrared) spectroscopy to gain insight into their unique properties and behaviors. Understanding the charged particle movement within the materials investigated could lead to cheaper, more robust and globally accessible solar energy technology.
RSI Research: Biocatalytic Method for Construction of Highly Strained Carbocycles