Xiaolin was a Resnick fellow while a graduate student in materials science. She received her BS in material physics from the University of Science and Technology of China. At Caltech, Xiaolin studied charge carrier dynamics in organometallic lead halide perovskites. She used ultrafast spectroscopic techniques to investigate the charge-carrier recombination and mobility mechanisms in lead halide materials, followed by detailed theoretical and experimental studies of the coupling between the electron and nuclear degrees of freedom, with the goal of rationally designing pervoskite materials for solar energy conversion.
RSI Research: Charge Carrier Dynamics of Perovskite Solar Cells Studied by fs-THz Spectroscopy