Trevor Hull

Nanomaterials Chemist & Spectroscopist


I'm a senior scientist in product stewardship at Reynolds American, learning how to assess the toxicological impact of e-liquid formulations in consumer devices. These electronic nicotine devices are FDA regulated, so I also help support regulatory submissions. After work I'm hiking, cooking, making cocktails, watching basketball, or exploring North Carolina.

In 2019, I wrote my PhD thesis about how the surface chemistry of semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots affect their photoluminescence properties. To do this I used a time correlated single photon counting confocal microscope, a lot of python code, and even more troubleshooting and problem-solving.

During grad school, I also worked on incorporating QDs into perovskites for infrared LED and solar cell applications, as well as some exploratory stuff on graphene nanostructures which taught me how to use scotch tape, how to build a tube furnace, and why Raman spectroscopy is used to measure carbon nanotubes and FT-IR is not.

I enjoy learning and exploiting how things work, whether it's fixing lab equipment, using programming to process data the right way, or making the best cup of coffee at home - knowledge is power!

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