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Light Factory Team

Members

The Light Factory includes undergraduates pursuing their B.S. and graduate students pursuing their M.S. or Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, as well as visiting scholars from across the globe. The group has been represented at international conferences and awards.

Will Sands

GRADUATE LAB ASSISTANT

Will graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from Clemson University in 2021. During this time, he participated in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program through the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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After receiving his B.S., Will joined Jacobsohn Research Group in 2021 to pursue his master’s degree, also in materials science and engineering.

Linyu Pan

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Linyu graduated in materials science and engineering from Nanjing Tech University in 2014 and earned a master’s degree in materials physics and chemistry from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China, in 2017. She joined Jacobsohn Research Group to pursue a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering. 

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Under Dr. Jacobsohn’s advising, she was the recipient of an NSF grant to attend the 1st North American Summer School on Photonic Materials, Quebec, Canada, and a Glass & Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society Registration Grant, both in 2019 and she is the recipient of the MSE Graduate Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Dr. Dagmara Kulesza

VISITING SCHOLAR

Faculty of Chemistry,
University of Wroclaw,
Wroclaw Poland,
October to December 2018

Prof. Ronaldo S. da Silva

VISITING SCHOLAR

Department of Physics
Federal University of Sergipe, Sergipe, Brazil,
August 2017 to July 2018

Prof. Neilo M. Trindade

VISITING SCHOLAR

Physics, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology, São Paulo, Brazil,
August 2017 to July 2018

Yuchen Shao

FORMER MEMBER

Shao graduated in mechanical engineering from China University of Mining and Technology in 2017, and in 2019 he joined Jacobsohn Research Group to pursue his master’s degree in materials science and engineering. 

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He graduated with the thesis “Hydrothermal Reaction Synthesis and Characterization of ZnS: Ag Scintillator” in May 2020. Under Dr. Jacobsohn’s advising, he was the recipient of an NSF grant to attend the 1st North American Summer School on Photonic Materials, Quebec, Canada, in 2019. He accepted an offer from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Alberta, Canada, to pursue his Ph.D. degree starting in 2021.

Artem A. Trofimov

FORMER MEMBER

Trofimov graduated in physics from the Russian State University of Aviation Technology in 2012. In 2014 he earned a master’s degree from Clemson University in materials science and engineering, and the same year, began his Ph.D. 

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Artem joined Jacobsohn Research Group while pursuing his Ph.D. degree also in materials science and engineering. He graduated with the dissertation “Microstructure, Luminescence, and Performance of Garnet Polycrystalline Ceramic Scintillators” in May 2018. Under Dr. Jacobsohn advising, Artem was the recipient of the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Trainee Grant (2017), the graduate 3rd place of the 12th Annual MRS and OSA Materials and Optics Poster Competition at Clemson University (2017), the 2nd place of the 20th Annual Southeast Ultrafast Conference Poster Competition (2017), the 1st place of the Ceramic, Composite and Optical Materials Center Poster Competition (2016), and the 1st place of the Ruska Award Student Competition from the Southeastern Microscopy Society (2015). Currently, he is postdoctoral research associate with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Artem loves scintillators!

Yu ‘Michelle’ Wu

FORMER MEMBER

Wu graduated in materials science and engineering from Georgia Tech in 2016. In 2017, she joined Jacobsohn Research Group to pursue her master’s degree, also in materials science and engineering at Clemson. 

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She graduated with the thesis “Controlled Synthesis and Characterization of ZnS: Ag Scintillator” in November 2018. Under Dr. Jacobsohn’s advising, Michelle was the recipient of a Glass & Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society Registration Grant in 2018. Currently, she is a super happy mother of her beautiful ‘baby princess’!

Matthew G. Chapman

FORMER MEMBER

Chapman graduated in physics-mathematics-biology from the University of South Carolina in 2012, and in 2013 he joined Jacobsohn Research Group to pursue his master’s degree in materials science and engineering.

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He graduated with the thesis “Thermal Post-Fabrication Processing of Y2O3:Tm Ceramic Scintillators” in May 2015. Currently, he is an automation and AI consultant with ERPi.

Matthew W. Kielty

FORMER MEMBER

Kielty graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in physics and a minor in mathematics from Coe College in 2014, and in the same year, he joined Jacobsohn Research Group to pursue his master’s degree in materials science and engineering.

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He graduated with the thesis “Cerium Doped Glasses: Search for a New Scintillator” in December 2016. Under Dr. Jacobsohn’s advising, Matthew was the recipient of a Glass & Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society Travel Grant in 2016. He is with Jacobs Engineering Group.

Matthew R. Marchewka

FORMER MEMBER

Marchewka graduated in materials science and engineering from Clemson University in 2013, and in the same year, he joined Jacobsohn Research Group to pursue his master’s degree also in materials science and engineering. 

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He graduated with the thesis “Fabrication of LuAG: Pr Ceramics” in May 2015. He is a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Contact

Prof. Luiz Jacobsohn

Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Clemson University

515 Calhoun Dr., Sirrine Hall #161
Clemson, SC 29634, USA

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