Solid State Photophysics|Materials Photo-science|Photocatalysis

Research Highlight

Research in the AJA Laboratory is strongly interdisciplinary…crossing disciplines and blending conventional organic synthesis techniques and photophysical & photochemical paradigms to devise alternatives approaches for energy applications, organic materials and sustainable chemical synthesis. While the AJA group research themes are inspired by fundamental and established concepts in organic photochemistry and photophysics, the use of cutting edge techniques and instrumentations to rationalize molecular interactions and transformations is paramount; for example, we aim at designing new organic chromophores and probing the mechanism of excitons migration/diffusion and annihilation/quenching upon photo-excitation in various media. 

Lab Spotlight

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  • We always have room for highly motivated students of any level. New Master and Ph.D. students are encouraged to stop by our labs and chat with us regarding our research projects. We also welcome undergraduate students who are interested in doing cutting edge research. Please contact Prof. Ayitou by email and send your transcript and your most recent CV.
  • Prospective Postdoctoral Researchers should direct their inquiries to Prof. Ayitou.
  • The AJA Group @ Illinois Tech
  • Office: +1 (312) 567-3454Lab: +1 (312) 567-3871
  • Department of Chemistry
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    Life Sciences Building LS 342, Labs LS 334 & 336
    3101 S. Dearborn St.Chicago, IL 60616
  • ajagroup.iit[at]

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