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Mircea Cotlet

Physical Chemist, Advanced Optical Facility/Soft/Bio Materials, Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Mircea Cotlet

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735, Room 2019
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7778
cotlet@bnl.gov

Expertise | Research | Education | Appointments | Publications | Highlights | Awards


Expertise

  • charge carrier, energy transfer and chirality in low dimensional materials and interfaces: quantum dots, van Der Waals materials, perovskites and conductive polymers.
  • pump-probe ultrafast spectroscopy and microscopy, single nanostructure optical microscopy, low temperature photophysics. 

Research Activities

-electron transfer, spin, excitons, energy transfer.

-multi dimensional and mixed dimensional heterostructures, 2D materials.

-solar harvesting, sensing, quantum materials characterization.

Education

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, Physical Chemistry (Ph.D 2002)

Professional Appointments

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2007-2013, Assistant through Associate Scientitst (term appointment)
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2014-current, Scientist (S4) with indefinite appointment (now RS6).
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2006-2007, Technical Staff Member (Staff Scientist). 

Selected Publications

  • Shrestha S, Li M, Park S, et al (2023) Room temperature valley polarization via spin selective charge transfer. Nature Communications 14:. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-40967-7
  • Shrestha S, Cotlet M (2023) Interfacial Charge Transfer in Atomically Thin 2D Transition-Metal Dichalcogenide Heterostructures. ACS Applied Optical Materials 1:1192–1207. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaom.3c00122
  • Tsai H, Shrestha S, Vilá RA, et al (2021) Bright and stable light-emitting diodes made with perovskite nanocrystals stabilized in metal–organic frameworks. Nature Photonics 15:843–849. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-021-00857-0
  • Li Q, Zhou D, Chai J, et al (2020) Structural distortion and electron redistribution in dual-emitting gold nanoclusters. Nature Communications 11:. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16686-8
  • Ramakrishnan S, Song D, Xu Y, et al (2023) Solvent-Mediated Formation of Quasi-2D Dion-Jacobson Phases on 3D Perovskites for Inverted Solar Cells Over 23% Efficiency. Advanced Energy Materials 13:. https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.202302240
  • Chen J-S, Li M, Cotlet M (2019) Nanoscale Photoinduced Charge Transfer with Individual Quantum Dots: Tunability through Synthesis, Interface Design, and Interaction with Charge Traps. ACS Omega 4:9102–9112. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b00803
  • Li M, Chen J-S, Cotlet M (2019) Light-Induced Interfacial Phenomena in Atomically Thin 2D van der Waals Material Hybrids and Heterojunctions. ACS Energy Letters 4:2323–2335. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.9b01399

Research Highlights

Awards & Recognition

519th Brookhaven Lecture

Brookhaven Science and Technology Award 2020

Battelle Inventor for 2019

Director's Postodoctoral Scholar, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM

ESF Human Frontier for Science Promotion Visiting Postdoc, Harvard University, MA 

Mircea Cotlet

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735, Room 2019
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7778
cotlet@bnl.gov

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