- Program Years: 2010-2014
- Academic Institution: University of Chicago
- Field of Study: Theoretical Physical Chemistry
- Academic Advisor: Greg Engel
Argonne National Laboratory (2011)
Argonne National Laboratory (2013)
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Chicago, 2014
B.A. Economics, Northwestern University, 2004
- Research Area: Theoretical Physical Chemistry
Publications(Some citations are under my former name, Kenley Barrett.)
Pelzer KP, Darling SB. "Charge Generation in Organic Photovoltaics: A Review of Theory and Computation." Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, in press.
Pelzer KM, Darling SB, Gray SK, Schaller RD. "Exciton size and quantum transport in nano platelets." The Journal of Chemical Physics 2015, 143: 224106.
Pelzer KM, Chan MKY, Gray SK, Darling SB. "Polaron Structure and Transport in Fullerene Materials: Insights from First-Principles Calculations." Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118: 21785â€“21797.
Pelzer KM, Can T, Gray SK, Morr DK, Engel GS. "Coherence of Transport and Energy Flow Patterns in Photosynthesis under Incoherent Excitation." The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2014, 118: 2693-2702.
Pelzer KM, Fidler AF, Gray SK, Engel GS. â€œThe dependence of exciton transport efficiency on spatial variation in the radius of correlation.â€ New Journal of Physics 2013, 15: 095019.
Pelzer K, Griffin G, Gray S, Engel G. â€œInhomogeneous dephasing masks coherence lifetimes in ensemble measurements.â€ Journal of Chemical Physics, 136, 164508 (2012).
Pelzer K, Greenman L, Gidofalvi G, Mazziotti DA. â€œStrong correlation in acene sheets from the active-space variational two-electron reduced density matrix method: effects of symmetry and size.â€ (Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 115(22): 5632-40)
Barrett KM. â€œDeterminants of female decision-making power and its demographic implications.â€ (Demography India 2007, 36:1-20.)
Kamper DG, Yasukawa AM, Barrett KM, Gaebler-Spira DJ. â€œEffects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation treatment of cerebral palsy on potential impairment mechanisms: a pilot study.â€ (Pediatric Physical Therapy 2006, 18(1): 31-8.)
MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION
Jasper A, Pelzer K, Miller J, Kamarchik E, Sharma A, Klippenstein S. â€œPredictive A Priori Pressure Dependent Kinetics.â€ In preparation for submission to â€œScience.â€
Pelzer K, Can T, Gray S, Engel G, Morr D. â€œDephasing, efficiency, and current patterns in the Fenna-Matthews-Olsen complex: A Keldysh Greenâ€™s function analysis.â€ In preparation for submission to â€œProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.â€
Pelzer K, Fidler A, Gray S, Engel G. â€œThe dependence of exciton transport efficiency on spatial variation in the radius of correlation.â€ Invited article in preparation for â€œThe New Journal of Physics.â€
Awards-Argonne National Laboratory Aneesur Rahman Named Fellowship
-DOE CSGF Excellence in Writing Award, 2012
-DOE CSGF Excellence in Writing Award, 2011
-McCormick Fellowship at University of Chicago (supplemental funding award for selected graduate students for the first two years of graduate school), 2009-2011
-Srinivasan Award for best paper of 2007 in the journal â€œDemography Indiaâ€
-Franklin N. and Lee L. Corbin Prize, Northwestern University, 2004
-Robert Eisner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Department of Economics, Northwestern University, 2004
-Award for Best Senior Thesis, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Northwestern University, 2004
-James Alton James Award for Excellence in the Social Sciences, Northwestern University, 2003
-Phi Beta Kappa, Northwestern University, 2003
-Northwestern Sponsored National Merit Scholar, 2000-2004