Jeremy Tisdale is a third year Ph.D. student in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Mr. Tisdale previously received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department at the University of Tennessee in 2013 and 2016, respectively. His master’s research focused on magneto-optical behaviors at ferromagnetic/organic semiconductor interfaces. With the recent explosion of interest in lead halide perovskites, Mr. Tisdale is focusing his Ph.D. research under the guidance of Dr. Bin Hu on the study of magnetic field effects on organic and organic-inorganic hybrid materials, such as lead halide perovskites (a well-known class of materials). Photoluminescence, time-dependent photoluminescence and magneto-resistance are a few of the experimental techniques Mr. Tisdale is utilizing to study magnetic field effects. Mr. Tisdale is also focusing on photovoltaic applications and fundamental studies for organic and organic-inorganic hybrid systems. These studies include finding ways to improve the power conversion efficiency of devices from device design and understanding the fundamental physics of photovoltaic devices. Recent work in this area, specifically on singlet fission in organic materials, is on track to be published soon.
Mr. Tisdale has also been a co-author on several recently published journal articles in his research group, including studies focused on the Seebeck effect in organic thermoelectric devices, magnetic Seebeck effect studies, and magneto-electric coupling in organic-inorganic hybrid systems.