AlexAlexander Carl
Graduate Student
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
60 Prescott St.
Worcester, MA

ORCID 0000-0003-0563-0813
Room GP2232, Gateway Park
phone: 774-364-5274

Alex completed his B.S. in Chemistry at Worcester State University where he studied organometallic chemistry with Jeremy R. Andreatta Ph.D. The focus of his research was on Lewis acid-base binding of pyridine to boryl-functionalized metallocenes for the purpose of C-H activation.

His current studies at WPI are on the passivation and secondary functionalization of Si(111) surfaces. Secondary functionalizions include moieties which would promote interfacial adhesion and efficient charge carrier transport in tandem-junction configurations.


Detection of Adsorbates on Emissive MOF Surfaces with X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.
Jingjing Yan, Alexander D. Carl, Alex R. Maag, John C. MacDonald, Peter Mueller, Ronald L. Grimm, and Shawn C. Burdette
Dalton Trans., 2019

Highly Stable and Efficient All-inorganic Lead-free Perovskite Solar Cells with Native-oxide Passivation
Min Chen, Ming-Gang Ju, Hector F. Garces, Alexander D. Carl, Luis K. Ono, Zafer Hawash, Yi Zhang, Tianyi Shen, Yabing Qi, Ronald L. Grimm, Domenico Pacifici, Xiao Cheng Zeng, Yuanyuan Zhou & Nitin P. Padture
Nat. Commun., 2019,10, 16.

Selective CO2 Reduction Catalyzed by Single Cobalt Sites on Carbon Nitride under Visible-light Irradiation.
Peipei Huang, Jiahao Huang, Sebastian Pantovich, Alexander D. Carl, Thomas Fenton, Christine A. Caputo, Ronald L. Grimm, Anatoly I. Frenkel, and Gonghu Li
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140(47), 16042-16047.

Synergy between Defects, Photoexcited Electrons, and Supported Single Atom Catalysts for CO2 Reduction.
Junbo Chen, Satish Kumar Iyemperumal, Thomas Fenton, Alexander D. Carl, Ronald L. Grimm, Gonghu Li, and Nathaniel Aaron Deskins
ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 10464–10478.

Elucidation of Chemical Species and Reactivity at Methylammonium Lead Iodide and Cesium Tin Bromide Perovskite Surfaces via Orthogonal Reaction Chemistry.
Weiran Gao, Kenneth Zielinski, Benjamin N. Drury, Alexander D. Carl, and Ronald L. Grimm
J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122 (31), 17882–17894

Cesium Titanium(IV) Bromide Thin Films Based Stable Lead-free Perovskite Solar Cells.
Chen, M.; Ju, M.-G.; Carl, A. D.; Zong, Y.; Grimm, R. L.; Gu, J.; Zeng, X. C.; Zhou, Y.; Padture, N. P.
Joule, 2018, 2, 558-570.

Enhancing the Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency of Solution-Deposited Bi2S3 Thin Films by Annealing in Sulfur Vapor at Elevated Temperature
Zhu, Z.; Iyemperumal, S. K.; Kushnir, K.; Carl, A. D.; Zhou, L.; Brodeur, D.; Grimm, R.; Titova, L.; Deskins, N.; Rao, P. M.
Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2017, 1, 2134-2144.

Synthesis and Characterization of Alkylamine-Functionalized Si(111) for Perovskite Adhesion With Minimal Interfacial Oxidation or Electronic Defects
Carl, A. D.; Kalan, R. E.; Obayemi, J. D.; Zebaze Kana, M. G.; Soboyejo, W. O.; Grimm, R. L.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9(39), 34377-34388.

Low temperature dehydrations of non-activated alcohols via halide catalysis
Zhang, X.; Desrochers, S. J.; Carl, A. D.; Geagea, N.; Zielinski, K.; Emmert, M. H.
Organic Chemistry Frontiers, 2016, 3, 701-708.