We are excited to announce the recruitment of Dr. Carissa Eisler to UCLA! Dr. Eisler joined our Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering on July 1st, 2019. Dr. Eisler brings to our department her unique expertise in photonic design and semiconductor chemistry. Her group aims to advance fundamental understanding of light-materials interactions at the nanoscale and use this to develop transformative optoelectronic devices for solar energy, lighting, communication, and more.

At the intersection of photonics and chemistry, Dr. Eisler’s research integrates optical design, materials chemistry, and transport phenomena to understand the complex propagation of light and energy through nanostructured materials.  She is passionate about teaching and mentoring the next generation of chemical engineers who will address the interdisciplinary challenges of global energy usage and production.

Dr. Eisler is returning to her alma mater, UCLA, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 2010. She received her masters and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Caltech (2014, 2016). Before joining UCLA, she conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. There she developed semiconductor nanocrystal-based architectures to manipulate the directional emission of light as a way to enhance LED efficiency and create more cost effective solar cell modules. Her honors include the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship, the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, and the Everhart Distinguished Graduate Student Lecturer Award.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Eisler to our faculty in the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA!