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Aaron Forde

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Computational Quantum Chemistry and Quantum Dynamics

Aaron Forde

Office: TA-3 SM1690 Room 119
Mail Stop: B258

Research highlight
 Educational Background/Employment:
  • Ph.D (2021) Materials and Nanotechnology, North Dakota State University
  • B.S. (2016) Applied Science, University of Wisconsin - Stout
  • Employment:
    • 2016-2021 Graduate Research Assistant, North Dakota State University
    • Fall 2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant, North Dakota State University
    • Summer 2013 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Boise State University
    • 2013-2016 Math Teaching and Learning Center, University of Wisconsin - Stout
  • Professional Training:
    • 2021-present, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Research Interests:

  • Photo-induced dynamics of charge-carriers in semiconductoring nanomaterials
  • Surface chemistry of nanomaterials and material interfaces

Selected Recent Publications:

      Find full list of publications here: Google Scholar
    1. Forde A*, Kilin, D.S.Defect Tolerance Mechanism Revealed! Influence of Polaron Occupied Surface Trap States on CsPbBr3 Nanocrystal Photoluminescence: Ab Initio Excited-State Dynamics, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 17, 11 7224-7236 (2021).
    2. Forde A.*, Thomas S.A, Petersen R.J, Brown S.L, Kilin D.K, Hobbie E.KSize-Dependent Doping Synergy and Dual-Color Emission in CsPb1-xMnxCl3 Nanocrystals, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 125,34 18849–18856 (2021).
    3. Forde A.* Fagan J.A, Schaller R.D, Thomas S.A, Brown S.L, Kurtti M.A, Petersen R.J, Kilin D.S, Hobbie E.K Brightly Luminescent CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals through Ultracentrifugation, Journal of Physical Letters 11, 17 7133–7140 (2020).
    4. Brennan M.C, Forde A, Zhukovskyi M, Baublis A.J,, Morozov Y.V, Zhang S, Zhang Z, Kilin D.S, Kuno M Universal Size-Dependent Stokes Shifts in Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals, Journal of Physical Letters 11, 13 4937-4944 (2020).
    5. Forde A*, Inerbaev T, Kilin D.S.Spectral Signatures of Positive and Negative Polarons in Lead-Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124, 1, 1027-1041 (2020).
    6. Forde A*, Inerbaev T, Hobbie E.K, Kilin D.S.Excited-State Dynamics of a CsPbBr3 Nanocrystal Terminated with Binary Ligands: Sparse Density of States with Giant Spin–Orbit Coupling Suppresses Carrier Cooling, Journal of the American Chemical Society 141, 10, 4388-4397 (2019).
    7. Forde A*, Kilin, D.S.Hole Transfer in Dye-Sensitized Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Photovoltaics: Effect of Interfacial Bonding, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121, 37, 20113-20125 (2017).
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