Jean-Christophe Blancon, senior research scientist in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Rice University, is one of two winners of the 2018 International Union of Pure and Applied Physicsâ€™ Commission on Semiconductors Young Scientist Prize.
His citation for the biennial award praised Blancon for his â€śoutstanding contributions to elucidating mechanisms of formation and dissociation of exciton states in solution processed perovskite quantum well semiconductors for efficient optoelectronics.â€ť
This summer, Blancon joined the lab of Aditya D. Mohite, associate professor of ChBE and of materials science and nanoengineering. He was a postdoctoral fellow who joined Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2014 after earning his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Lyon in 2013.
Also winning the Young Scientist Prize was Heejun Yang of Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul. The awards were presented in Montpellier, France, at the International Unionâ€™s 34th annual conference, July 29-Aug. 3.