Mohite Research Group
Jean Christophe Blancon graduated from the University of Lyon (France), and completed in 2010 his M.Sc. in physics from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (France) and his M.Sc. in optics and photonics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany). He was a postodoctoral fellow who joined Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2014 after obtaining his PhD from the University of Lyon in 2013, where he worked on measuring the absolute absorption cross-section of individual single- and double-wall carbon nanotubes. During his four-year postodctoral appointment at Los Alamos, Jean-Christophe's main contribution was to elucidate mechanisms of formation and dissasociation of exciton states in solution-processed, organic-inorganic, perovskite quantum well semiconductors, which has led to the core design of perovskite-based optoelectronic devices, and for which he was awarded the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Semiconductor Physics in 2018.
Jean-Christophe joined the George R. Brown School of Engineering (CHBE department) at Rice University in 2018 as a senior scientist in the group of Prof. Aditya Mohite. His work focuses on understanding multi-scale phenomena in low dimensional materials and directly correlate nanoscale physical mechanisms, including charge-energy conversion and transfer, to understand macroscopic figures-of-merit and performances of optoelectronics devices such as solar cells, light emitters, detectors, and transistors.