Alan Sellinger Research Group

Principal Investigator


The Boss |

Alan Sellinger received his B.S. in Chemistry from Eastern Michigan University in 1989. After 2 years as a Research Associate at Gelman Sciences, Inc., he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1997 from the University of Michigan in Macromolecular Science & Engineering under the guidance of Prof. Richard M. Laine. He then moved to Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM for postdoctoral work with Prof. C. Jeffrey Brinker. From 1998 to 2003, he worked as a Research Scientist in the industrial R&D laboratories of Canon Research Center Americas, Palo Alto, CA and Opsys US Corporation, Fremont, CA. From 2003-2008, he held the position of Senior Scientist at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Republic of Singapore. He then moved to Stanford University from 2008-2012 as both Consulting Associate Professor in Materials Science & Engineering, and Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics (CAMP). Since 2012 he has been Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geochemistry/Materials Science at the Colorado School of Mines and Senior Scientist at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). His research interests are in the synthesis of new hybrid materials for application in light emitting diodes (OLED), photovoltaics (OPV), thin film transistors (OTFT), and scintillation (radiation detection).

Postdoctoral Fellow


Bruna Bregadiolli |

Bruna Bregadiolli received her BS in Chemistry from UNESP (São Paulo State University – Brazil) in 2011. In 2016, she received her cotutelle PhD degree in Materials Science (UNESP) and in Chemistry (UPPA – Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour – France) under Dr Carlos F. O. Graeff and Dr Roger Hiorns guidance. Her research focus is synthesizing new graphene derivative materials for use in organic electronics. Her hobbies include cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Graduate Students


Joshua Koubek

Joshua T. Koubek received his B.S. in chemistry (A.C.S. certified) specializing in forensic science with a minor in physics from The College of New Jersey in 2012.  After which, he was employed by BASF Corporation as an associate chemist assaying precious metals for two years.  He is currently a graduate student in Dr. Sellinger’s lab, where his research focuses on synthesizing and functionalizing carbon quantum dots for the use in photovoltaic and related applications.  His interests outside the lab include ballroom dancing, playing trombone, and enjoying the Colorado landscape.

Allison Lim

Allison graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 2016 with a B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Materials (A.C.S. Certified). As a graduate student in Dr. Sellinger’s lab, she is currently focused on developing novel materials for plastic scintillators. Outside of lab, Allison enjoys playing soccer, hiking, and exploring Colorado.

Tracy Schloemer

Tracy H. Schloemer received her B.S. In Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 2009 and a M.A. In Educational Studies in 2010. She taught high school chemistry in the Denver metro area for six years. She was a 2009 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation teaching fellow, and was a lead author for the chemistry teaching blog ChemEdX. She is currently a graduate student in Dr. Sellinger’s lab, where her research focuses on synthesizing molecules for use as hole transporting materials in perovskite solar cells. Her interests outside the lab include hiking, cheering on Michigan football, and spending time with her husband.

Undergraduate Students