Dr. Chris Collison


My research is centered around fluorescence spectroscopy of 21st century materials. These materials include conjugated polymers and carbon nanotubes for use in polymer photovoltaics, as well as biological probes. Using fluorescence, we can characterize new materials, study energy transfer and measure excited state kinetics. Through collaborations with RIT's nanopower Research Laboratory we also have access to nanoimaging techniques that allow us to correlate our measured spectroscopic properties with changes in macromolecular structures.



-"Spectroscopic Evidence for Interaction of Poly[2-methoxy-5-(2?-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] Conformers and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Solvent Dispersions" by Collison, Pellizzeri and Ambrosio is now in print in J. Phys. Chem B.

-Chris Collison becomes PolyPV Group leader at Nanopower Research Laboratory




Contact Information

Dr. Chris Collison
RIT Assistant Professor
85 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623

Email: cjcscha@rit.edu
Phone: (585)475-6142