Principal Investigator

Matthew Sfeir
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2005
S.B., University of Chicago, 2000
Matthew Sfeir joined The Graduate Center from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory. As part of the laboratory’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, his work focuses on enabling technologies for next-generation optoelectronic devices. He has received numerous awards for his work in photophysics, and in 2018 was named an “Inventor of the Year” by the global science and technology organization Battelle. He has served on several committees and advisory boards, including the executive committee for the Energy Subdivision of the American Chemical Society Division of Physical Chemistry; co-authored more than 100 journal articles; and secured five patents.


Matthew Sfeir

Project: Organic Exciton-Polaritons

Co-Advisor: Vinod Menon, CCNY

Matthew Sfeir

Guiying He 

Project: Singlet Exciton Fission

CUNY Graduate Students

Matthew Sfeir

Yamuna Paudel 


Project: Photocatalysis

Co-Advised Graduate Students

Matthew Sfeir

Abagail Williams 


Project: Infrared optoelectronics 

Advisor: Jason Azoulay, University of Southern Mississsippi

Matthew Sfeir

Kaia Parenti


Project: Singlet Exciton Fission

Advisor: Luis Campos, Columbia University




Krishen Appavoo, University of Alabama Birmingham 

Erik Busby, Prellis Biologics  

Jessica Hoy, AIP Publishing 

Andreas Liapis, Harvard

Daniel Niesner, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

Ramya Raghunathan


Graduate Students:

Eli Kinigstein, Argonne National Laboratory 

Samuel Sanders, Rowland Institute 

Dana Sulas, NREL 


Undergraduate Students:

Lindsey Klinge 

Qudus Lawal 

Myela Paige, Georgia Tech 

Zoey Warecki, UMD College Park

Yocheved Kopel, Johns Hopkins