Previous Visiting Students

Visiting Research Student

Lorenzo Guio

October 2022 - March 2023
2023 PhD MSE, University of Washington
2018 B.S. Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Lorenzo obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in the first cohort of molecular engineering majors under the tutelage of Professor Mark Stoykovich. In 2018, he joined Prof. Christine Luscombe’s group for his master’s degree focusing on precise synthesis of conjugated block copolymers for controllable morphology. He stayed in the group for his PhD as well as becoming a part of Prof. Lilo Pozzo's group in the department of chemical engineering at the University of Washington. His current research focuses on unraveling novel conjugated polymer's morphology and properties utilizing a variety of characterization techniques including neutron scattering and electronic device testing.

 Research Interns

Gilda Quezada Correa

August 2022 - February 2023
Gilda is in the final year of her Bachelor's degree in Nanotechnology at Yachay Tech University, Ecuador. She conducted her research in hydrothermal synthesis and characterization of CQDs from bioprecursors such as the pseudostem of banana controlling its structure and its surface chemistry, among other properties. She experienced a summer research internship in the Physics of Nanostructured Material Research Group at University of Vienna, Austria. There, she received complex training in the use of TEM and STEM microscopes for the characterization of 2D materials (graphene and HBN). She joined Pi-Conjugated Polymers unit at OIST as a research intern in August, 2022. Here, Gilda desires to work on organic electrochemical transistors for the completion of her thesis project. 

Makiko Emori 

October 2022 - February 2023

Ian Johnson

April 12th, 2023 - June 16th, 2023

2022 B.S. – University of Southern Mississippi

Ian received his Bachelor’s degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi. During his undergraduate studies, he worked with Prof. Jason Azoulay for two years on polyfluorene synthesis and characterization (primarily focused on optical characterization) and Prof. Jeffrey Wiggins on polyimide oligomer synthesis and mechanical characterization.

Ian is primarily interested in polymer electronic systems, especially in the field of optoelectronics. Though experienced mostly in the synthesis of polymers, Ian looks forward to broadening his horizons as a scientist through exposure to other fields of study at a multidisciplinary institution like OIST.