Yaroslav Aulin


Temple University
Department of Chemistry
Beury Hall 042
1901 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: (215) 756-4181


Yaroslav Aulin was born in Kirovohrad, Ukraine. He obtained his Master’s degree with honors in Applied Physics from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, and “Top Master in Nanoscience” cum laude from the University of Groningen.  He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 2016, where he was working on laser spectroscopy of organic materials for photovoltaics.

In September 2015, Yaroslav joined the Borguet group as a Visiting Research Scholar.  His primary goal in the group is to use nonlinear spectroscopy tools to study surfaces, interfaces, layered and 2D materials. Yaroslav is working on the development of ultrabroadband infrared laser sources for vibrational Sum Frequency Generation (vSFG) spectroscopy, using noncollinear optical parametric amplification process (NOPA). He is planning to use vSFG as well as various other optical spectroscopy techniques such as Raman, FTIR, photoluminescence, transient absorption, etc. to study the properties of two dimensional and layered materials.

Research Interests

  • Ultrafast spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Photovoltaics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Renewable energy

Honors & Awards

  • 2010 Top Master degree in Nanoscience, cum laude, Univeristy of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 2008-2010 Top Master Scholarship, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Groningen, the Netherlands

5 most relevant publications

  • Yaroslav V. Aulin, M. van Sebille, M. Moes, F.C. Grozema, “Photochemical upconversion in metal based octaethyl porphyrins diphenylanthracene solution: the influence of core metal”, submitted (2015)
  • Yaroslav V. Aulin, F. Mirjani, D.D. Günbaş, N. Renaud, W. Jager, S.J. Picken, E.J.R. Sudhölter, L.D.A. Siebbeles, F.C. Grozema, “Highly efficient sub-picosecond singlet exciton fission in amorphous and polycrystalline thin films of perylenediimide”, in preparation (2015)
  • Simon Boehme, Jon Mikel Azpiroz, Yaroslav V. Aulin, Ferdinand C. Grozema, Daniël Vanmaekelbergh, Laurens D. A. Siebbeles, Ivan Infante, and Arjan J. Houtepen, “The Density of Trap States and Auger Mediated Electron Trapping in CdTe Quantum-Dot Solids”, Nano Lett., 2015
  • Lucas T. Kunneman, Mickael D. Tessier, Hadrien Heuclin, Benoit Dubertret, Yaroslav V. Aulin, Ferdinand C. Grozema, Juleon M. Schins, and Laurens D. A. Siebbeles, “Bimolecular Auger Recombination of Electron–Hole Pairs in Two-Dimensional CdSe and CdSe/CdZnS Core/Shell Nanoplatelets”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2013, 4 (21), pp 3574–3578
  • Nan Tian, Yaroslav V. Aulin, Daniel Lenkeit, Simon Pelz, Oleksandr V. Mikhnenko, Paul W. M. Blom, Maria Antonietta Loi and Elisabeth Holder, “Cyclometalated red iridium(III) complexes containing carbazolyl-acetylacetonate ligands: efficiency enhancement in polymer LED devices”, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 8613-8615