Matthew Ackerman

Technology: Infrared Imagers Using Colloidal Quantum Dots

Matthew Ackerman became interested in quantum dot thin films while studying for his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Chicago. Beginning in 2016, he developed novel approaches to modifying the chemical composition and improving the technology readiness level of photodetectors based on mercury telluride colloidal quantum dots. During his doctoral studies, he made significant contributions to the development of short-wave and mid-wave infrared photodetectors which resulted not only in publications but also saw a patent filed.