AlexAlexander Carl

Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
60 Prescott St.
Worcester, MA
01605

Room GP2232, Gateway Park
acarl @wpi.edu.
phone: 774-364-5274

Alex completed his B.S. in Chemistry at Worcester State University where he studied organometallic chemistry with Jeremy R. Andreatta Ph.D. The focus of his research was on Lewis acid-base binding of pyridine to boryl-functionalized metallocenes for the purpose of C-H activation.

His current studies at WPI, under Ron Grimm, are on the passivation and secondary functionalization of Si(111) surfaces. Secondary functionalizions include moieties which would promote interfacial adhesion and efficient charge carrier transport in tandem-junction configurations.

Publications

Enhancing the Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency of Solution-Deposited Bi2S3 Thin Films by Annealing in Sulfur Vapor at Elevated Temperature
Zhu, Z.; Iyemperumal, S. K.; Kushnir, K.; Carl, A. D.; Zhou, L.; Brodeur, D.; Grimm, R.; Titova, L.; Deskins, N.; Rao, P. M.
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017.
10.1039/C7SE00398F

Synthesis and Characterization of Alkylamine-Functionalized Si(111) for Perovskite Adhesion With Minimal Interfacial Oxidation or Electronic Defects
Carl, A. D.; Kalan, R. E.; Obayemi, J. D.; Zebaze Kana, M. G.; Soboyejo, W. O.; Grimm, R. L.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9 (39), 34377-34388.
10.1021/acsami.7b07117

Low temperature dehydrations of non-activated alcohols via halide catalysis
Zhang, X.; Desrochers, S. J.; Carl, A. D.; Geagea, N.; Zielinski, K.; Emmert, M. H.
Organic Chemistry Frontiers 2016, 3, 701-708.
10.1039/C6QO00069J