Academic Bio

Below, I have outlined the major portions of my academic past. I’ll slowly be making changes to this page until the information here is complete – there are quite a few items to fill in here (I was busy!). Until this is polished off, here is a PDF copy of my academic CV. By the way, if you like the format of my CV, you can find the latex code on my Github.

Graduate Studies – University of Utah

The Nanoscale Optoelectronics Group – Prof. John Lupton
My graduate advisor was John Lupton, who was a new professor in the Physics Dept. when I started. He primarily studies organic semiconductors, but also a range of other new material systems, and mostly by using spectroscopy on the level of single molecules. The aim of single molecule spectroscopy is to tease out the structure-function relationship of opto-electronic materials, as well as to uncover possible molecular inhomogeneities and the action of these variations on bulk materials or large populations.

Although I began my graduate research with studies on single molecule spectroscopy of semiconducting polymers, I quickly moved to projects based on time-gated spectroscopies of electroluminescent organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, which are just diodes composed of these polymers in bulk. Due to nice collaborations with some outstanding chemists, a whole range of interesting, molecularly engineered, polymers were available for constructing these OLED devices.

The Spin Electronics Group – Prof. Christoph Boehme
After a short period of time, the Lupton group began a very fruitful collaboration with the group of Christoph Boehme, also in the Physics Dept. The idea here was to take the expertise in semiconducting polymers from the Lupton Group and apply the electron spin resonance techniques of the Boehme group in order to probe the underlying charge states responsible for the electrical and luminescence properties of organic polymer-based devices. Since I was still a young student and had constructed literally hundreds of these devices, I became the obvious point man between these groups.

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship – University of Utah

The Materials Research, Science, and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
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The Spin Electronics Group – Prof. Christoph Boehme
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The Organic Semiconductors and Optical Nanostructures Group – Prof. John Lupton
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Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Dartmouth College

The Lab of Prof. Chandrasekhar Ramanathan
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Journal Publications

  1. Zhu, L., van Schooten, K. J., Guy, M. L., Ramanathan, C. Optical dependence of electrically detected magnetic resonance in lightly doped Si:P devices. Phys. Rev. Appl. 7, 064028 (2017). doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.7.064028

  2. Guy, M. L., van Schooten, K. J., Zhu, L., Ramanathan, C. Chemisorption of water on the surface of silicon microparticles measured by dynamic nuclear polarization enhanced NMR J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 2748-2754 (2017). doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11065

  3. Sun, D., Kareis, C. M., van Schooten, K. J., Jiang, W., Kavand, M., Davidson, R. A., Shum, W. W., Zhang, C., Tiwari, A., Boehme, C., Liu, F., Stephens, P. W., Miller, J. S., Vardeny, Z. V. Spintronic detection of interfacial magnetic switching in a paramagnetic thin film of tris(8-hydroxyquinoline)iron(III). Phys. Rev. B 95, 054423 (2017). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.054423

  4. Sun, D., Zhang, C., Kavand, M., van Schooten, K. J., Malissa, H., Groesbeck, M., McLaughlin, R., Boehme, C., Vardeny, Z. V. Spintronics of organometal trihalide perovskites. (2016) [under review] arXiv:1608.00993

  5. Miller, R., van Schooten, K. J., Malissa, H., Joshi, G., Jamali, S., Lupton, J. M., Boehme, C., Morphology effects on spin-dependent transport and recombination in polyfluorene thin films. Phys. Rev. B 94, 214202 (2016). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.214202

  6. Kavand, M., Baird, M., van Schooten, K. J., Malissa, H., Lupton, J. M., Boehme, C., Discrimination between spin-dependent charge transport and spin dependent recombination in π-conjugated polymers by correlated current and electroluminescence-detected magnetic resonance. Phys. Rev. B 94, 075209 (2016). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.94.075209

  7. Hao, J., Davidson, R. A., Kavand, M., van Schooten, K. J., Boehme, C., Miller, J. S., Hexacyanobutadienide-based frustrated and weak ferrimagnets: M(HCBD) 2 •zCH 2 Cl 2 (M = V, Fe). Inorg. Chem. 55, 9393–9399 (2016). doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01565

  8. Hao, J., Rheingold, A. L., Kavand, M., van Schooten, K. J., Boehme, C., Capdevila-Cortada, M., Novoa, J. J., Wöß, E., Knör, G., Miller, J. S., Characterization of tetracyanopyridine (TCNPy)-based magnets: V[TCNPy] 2 •z(CH 2 Cl 2 ) (T c =111 K) and V[TCNPy] 3 •z(CH 2 Cl 2 ) (T c =90 K). Chem. Eur. J. 22, 14273–14278 (2016). doi:10.1002/chem.201602385

  9. Hao, J., Rheingold, A. L., Kavand, M., van Schooten, K. J., Boehme, C., Capdevila-Cortada, M., Novoa, J. J., Wöß, E., Knör, G., Miller, J. S., The tetracyanopyridinide dimer di-anion, σ-[TCNPy] 2 2- . Chem. Eur. J. 22, 12312–12315 (2016). doi:10.1002/chem.201603071

  10. Sun, D., *van Schooten, K. J., Kavand, M., Malissa, H., Zhang, C., Groesbeck, M., Boehme, C., Vardeny, Z. V., Inverse spin Hall effect from pulsed spin current in organic semiconductors with tunable spin–orbit coupling. *Nat. Mater. 15 863–869 (2016). doi:10.1038/nmat4618

  11. van Schooten, K. J., Baird, D. L., Limes, M. E., Lupton, J. M., Boehme, C., Probing long-range carrier-pair spin-spin interactions in a conjugated polymer by detuning of electrically detected spin beatings. Nat. Commun. 6, 6688 (2015). doi:10.1038/ncomms7688

  12. Malissa, H., Kavand, M., Waters, D. P., van Schooten, K. J., Burn, P. L., Vardeny, Z. V., Saam, B., Lupton, J. M., Boehme, C., Room-temperature coupling between electrical current and nuclear spins in OLEDs. Science 345, 1487–1490 (2014). doi:10.1126/science.1255624

  13. van Schooten, K. J., Boehme, C. & Lupton, J. M. Coherent magnetic resonance of nanocrystal quantum-dot luminescence as a window to blinking mechanisms. ChemPhysChem 15, 1737–46 (2014). doi:10.1002/cphc.201400081

  14. Her, J. H., Stephens, P. W., Davidson, R. A., Min, K. S., Bagnato, J. D., van Schooten, K. J., Boehme, C. & Miller, J. S. Weak ferromagnetic ordering of the Li + [TCNE] •- (TCNE = tetracyanoethylene) organic magnet with an interpenetrating diamondoid structure. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 18060–3 (2013). doi:10.1021/ja410818e

  15. van Schooten, K. J., Huang, J., Talapin, D. V, Boehme, C. & Lupton, J. M. Spin-dependent electronic processes and long-lived spin coherence of deep-level trap sites in CdS nanocrystals. Phys. Rev. B 87, 125412 (2013). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.87.125412

  16. van Schooten, K. J., Huang, J., Baker, W. J., Talapin, D. V, Boehme, C. & Lupton, J. M. Spin-dependent exciton quenching and spin coherence in CdSe/CdS nanocrystals. Nano Lett. 13, 65–71 (2013). doi:10.1021/nl303459a

  17. Baker, W. J., Ambal, K., Waters, D. P., Baarda, R., Morishita, H., van Schooten, K. J., McCamey, D. R., Lupton, J. M. & Boehme, C. Robust absolute magnetometry with organic thin-film devices. Nat. Commun. 3, 898 (2012). doi:10.1038/ncomms1895

  18. Baker, W. J., McCamey, D. R., van Schooten, K. J., Lupton, J. M. & Boehme, C. Differentiation between polaron-pair and triplet-exciton polaron spin-dependent mechanisms in organic light-emitting diodes by coherent spin beating. Phys. Rev. B 84, 165205 (2011). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.84.165205

  19. Chaudhuri, D., Wettach, H., van Schooten, K. J., Liu, S., Sigmund, E., Höger, S. & Lupton, J. M. Tuning the singlet-triplet gap in metal-free phosphorescent π–conjugated polymers. Angew. Chem. 49, 7714–17 (2010). doi:10.1002/anie.201003291

  20. McCamey, D. R., van Schooten, K. J., Baker, W. J., Lee, S.-Y., Paik, S.-Y., Lupton, J. M. & Boehme, C. Hyperfine-field-mediated spin beating in electrostatically bound charge carrier pairs. Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 017601 (2010). doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.017601

  21. Boehme, C., McCamey, D. R., van Schooten, K. J., Baker, W. J., Lee, S.-Y., Paik, S.-Y. & Lupton, J. M. Pulsed electrically detected magnetic resonance in organic semiconductors. Phys. Status Solidi B 246, 2750–2755 (2009). doi:10.1002/pssb.200982357

  22. Walter, M. J., Borys, N. J., van Schooten, K. J. & Lupton, J. M. Light-harvesting action spectroscopy of single conjugated polymer nanowires. Nano Lett. 8, 3330–3335 (2008). doi:10.1021/nl801757p

Conference Talks

  1. van Schooten, K. J., Baird, D. L., Limes, M., Lupton, J. M., & Boehme, C. Probing Carrier-Pair Spin-Spin Interactions in a Conjugated Polymer by Detuning of Electrically Detected Beating of Spin-Rabi Oscillations. New England Section Meeting of the American Physical Society. Hanover, New Hampshire, USA, November 06–07, 2015.

  2. van Schooten, K. J., Baird, D. L., Limes, M., Lupton, J. M., & Boehme, C. Probing Carrier-Pair Spin-Spin Interactions in a Conjugated Polymer by Detuning of Electrically Detected Beating of Spin-Rabi Oscillations. Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance (RMCAC 2015). Snowbird, Utah, USA, July 26–30, 2015.

  3. van Schooten, K. J., Sun, D., Vardeny, Z. V., & Boehme, C. Artifact free Inverse Spin Hall Effect Measurements in Organic Semiconductor Devices by Pulsed Ferromagnetic-Resonant Spin-Pumping. Rocky Mountain Conference on Magnetic Resonance (RMCAC 2014). Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA, July 13–17, 2014.

  4. van Schooten, K. J., Huang, J., Talapin, D. V., Boehme, C. & Lupton, J. M. Spin-Dependent Light-Harvesting in Nanotetrapods by Controlling Electronic Trap States with Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance. Nanoscience with Nanocrystals (NaNaX6). Bad Hofgastein, Austria, May 18–23, 2014.

  5. van Schooten, K. J., Huang, J., Talapin, D. V., Boehme, C. & Lupton, J. M. Spin-Dependent Light-Harvesting in Nanotetrapods by Controlling Electronic Trap States with Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance. International Conference on Quantum Dots (QD2014). Pisa, Italy, May 11–16, 2014.

  6. van Schooten, K. J., Huang, J., Talapin, D. V., Boehme, C. & Lupton, J. M. Spin-Dependent Light Harvesting in Colloidal Nanocrystals by Controlling Electronic Trap States with Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance. American Physical Society March Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland, USA, March 17–22, 2013.

  7. van Schooten, K. J., Huang, J., Baker, W. J., Talapin, D. V., Boehme, C. & Lupton, J. M. Probing Electronic Trap States in Colloidal Nanocrystals with Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance. Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry (RMCAC 2012). Copper Mountain, Colorado, USA, June 16–21, 2012.

  8. van Schooten, K. J., Baker, W. J., Huang, J., Talapin, D. V., Boehme, C. & Lupton, J. M. Observation of Long Spin Coherence Times in CdSe/CdS Colloidal Nanostructures. American Physical Society March Meeting. Dallas, TX, USA, March 22–25, 2011.

Conference Posters

  1. van Schooten, K. J., Guy, M. L., Zhu, L., Ramanathan, & C. Design Considerations for Frequency-Swept Electrically-Detected Magnetic Resonance at High Fields. Gordon Research Conference: Defects in Semiconductors. New London, New Hampshire, USA, August 14–19, 2016.

  2. van Schooten, K. J., Baker, W. J., Huang, J., Talapin, D. V., Boehme, C. & Lupton, J. M. Long Spin Coherence Lifetimes of Optically Generated Excitations in Colloidal CdS Nanorods. Optical Probes of Conjugated Polymers and Organic Nanostructures (OP2011) & Excited State Processes on Electronic and Bio Nanomaterials (ESP2011). Santa Fe, NM, USA, June 19–24, 2011.

  3. van Schooten, K. J., Huang, J., Baker, W. J., Talapin, D. V., Boehme, C. & Lupton, J. M. Long Spin Coherence Lifetimes of Optically Generated Excitations in Colloidal CdS Nanorods. Fundamental Optical Processes in Semiconductors (FOPS2011). Lake Junaluska, NC, USA, August 1–5, 2011.

  4. van Schooten, K. J., Liu, S., Walter, M. J., McCamey, D. R., Scherf, U., Boehme, C., & Lupton, J. M. Time-Resolved Measurements of Spin-Dependent Carrier Recombination in Charge Transfer States of pi-Conjugated Polymers. American Chemical Society National Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT, USA, March 22–26, 2009.

Colloquia & Seminars

  1. [placeholder for Dartmouth Condensed Matter Seminar, May 2015]

  2. Making Use of Trapped-Carrier Spins in Colloidal Nanocrystals, Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics Colloqium, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, June, 23, 2014.

  3. Increasing Accessibility to the Inverse Spin Hall Effect by Pulsed Ferromagnetic-Resonant Spin-Pumping, Materials Research, Science, and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Seminar, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, April 8, 2014.

Books

K. J. van Schooten, Optically Active Charge Traps and Chemical Defects in Semiconducting Nanocrystals Probed by Pulsed Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance, Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 2013. ISBN:9783319005898

Teaching Experience

  • (Fall 2017) Lecturer. Introduction to Optics. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Dartmouth, NH
  • (Spring 2017) Lecturer. Methods of Experimental Physics. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Dartmouth, NH
  • (2006-2009) Graduate Teaching Assistant. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah, UT
    • Modern Physics (grading, office hours, class 1 day/week)
    • Electronics I (grading, office hours, practical lab)
    • Solid State II (grading, office hours)
    • Recognition: Outstanding Teaching Assistant of the Year award winner each year of TA duties
  • (2003-2005) University Staff Tutor. Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA
    • Physics (all levels)
    • Pre-Calculus & Calculus (I-III)
    • Hired as the only staff Physics tutor for the University and one of two Calculus tutors.

Academic Service

  • (2011-2012) Graduate Student Advisory Council, Chair.
    Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah, UT
  • (2010-2011) Graduate Student Advisory Council, Vice-Chair.
    Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah, UT
  • (2008-2010) Academic Misconduct Committee, Graduate Representative.
    Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah, UT
  • (2008-2010) Academic Appeals Committee, Graduate Representative.
    Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah, UT
  • (2002-2003) IEEE Student Organization, Activities Director.
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA

Honors & Awards

  • (Spring 2013) Ph.D. dissertation published in Springer Theses Series
    Optically Active Charge Traps and Chemical Defects in Semiconducting Nanocrystals Probed by Pulsed Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance, ISBN:9783319005898
  • (August 4, 2012) 2nd Place Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation
    Probing Electronic Trap States in Colloidal Nanocrystals with Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance. Student Research Symposium, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah
  • (August 13, 2011) 1st Place Best Graduate Student Oral Presentation
    Long Spin Coherence Lifetimes of Optically Generated Excitations in Colloidal CdS Nanorods. Student Research Symposium, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah
  • (2008-2009) Outstanding Teaching Assistant
    Course: Solid State Physics II (PHYS 5520). Taught by: Prof. John Lupton. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah
  • (2007-2008) Outstanding Teaching Assistant
    Course: Intro to Quantum and Relativity (PHYS 3740). Taught by: Prof. John Lupton. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah
  • (2006-2007) Outstanding Teaching Assistant
    Course: Intro to Quantum and Relativity (PHYS 3740). Taught by: Prof. John Lupton. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah
  • (2005-2006) Outstanding Teaching Assistant
    Course: Intro to Quantum and Relativity (PHYS 3740). Taught by: Prof. David Ailion. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Utah

Peer-Review Experience

  • Physical Review Letters (PRL)
  • Physical Review B (PRB)
  • Applied Physics Letters (APL)
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS)