Results oriented professional with scientific, technical and analytical expertise. Demonstrates data-driven and creative problem-solving skills with a proven ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences.
Chemistry GPA: 3.6/4.0
Dissertation: "Probing surfaces and interfaces by nonlinear optical spectroscopy with time, energy, and phase resolution" describes a new technique for investigating novel materials for renewable energy applications.
Traveling, Languages, Music (Trumpet player in orchestras musicals and international jazz festivals), Programming (Python, Java),
Nelson CA, 2015. Probing surfaces and interfaces by nonlinear optical spectroscopy with time, energy, and phase resolution (Doctoral dissertation). Columbia University Academic Commons.
Zhu X-Y, Monahan NR, Gong Z, Zhu H, Williams K, Nelson CA. 2015. Charge transfer excitons at van der waals interfaces. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137:8313–20
Nelson CA, Luo J, Jen AK-Y, Laghumavarapu RB, Huffaker DL, Zhu X-Y. 2014. Time-, energy-, and phase-resolved second-harmonic generation at semiconductor interfaces. J. Phys. Chem. C. 118(48):27981–88
Nelson CA, Monahan NR, Zhu X-Y. 2013. Exceeding the shockley–queisser limit in solar energy conversion. Energy Environ. Sci. 6(12):3508
Williams KJ, Nelson CA, Yan X, Li L-S, Zhu X. 2013. Hot electron injection from graphene quantum dots to tio. ACS Nano. 7(2):1388–94
Chen H-Y, Maiti S, Nelson CA, Zhu X-Y, Son DH. 2012. Tuning temperature dependence of dopant luminescence via local lattice strain in core/shell nanocrystal structure. J. Phys. Chem. C. 116(44):23838–43
Nelson CA, Szczech JR, Dooley CJ, Xu Q, Lawrence MJ, et al. 2010. Effective enrichment and mass spectrometry analysis of phosphopeptides using mesoporous metal oxide nanomaterials. Anal. Chem. 82(17):7193–7201
Nelson CA, Szczech JR, Xu Q, Lawrence MJ, Jin S, Ge Y. 2009. Mesoporous zirconium oxide nanomaterials effectively enrich phosphopeptides for mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomics. Chem. Commun. 6607–9
Nelson CA, Zhu X-Y, “Interfacial Electron Transfer: Tracking the Electric Field with Femtosecond Time Resolution.” Oral presentation delivered at the materials research society meeting in San Fransisco, CA, June, 2015.
Nelson CA, Zhu X-Y, “Probing Interfacial Charge Separation Dynamics Using Spectrally and Temporally Resolved Second Harmonic Generation.” Oral presentation delivered at the Excited State Processes Conference, Santa Fe, NM, June, 2014.
Nelson CA, Zhu X-Y, “Reversible Surface Electronic Traps in Lead Sulfide Quantum Dot Solids.” Poster presentation delivered at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, NY, August 2012.
Nelson CA, Zhu X-Y, “Quantum Dots: Electronic Structure, Relaxation Dynamics and Charge Transfer.” Invited oral presentation delivered at the Fritz-Haber Institute, Berlin, Germany, July, 2012.
Nelson CA, Zhu X-Y, “Ligand Induced Surface Pre-melting in Lead Sulfide Quantum Dot Solids.” Poster presentation delivered at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, August, 2011.
Nelson CA, Szczech J R, Xu Q, Lawrence MJ, Jin S, Ge Y, “Mesoporous Metal Oxide Nanomaterials Effectively Enrich Phosphopeptides for Mass Spectrometry-based Phosphoproteomics.” Poster presentation delivered at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Meeting Philadelphia, PA, June, 2009.
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Programming skills: Python, Java, LabView, Matlab, LaTex
Instrumentation: Femtosecond laser design and construction, mass spectrometry, microscopy
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