Victor Gray


Victor Gray, M. Sci. Student.

E-mail: gvictor (at) student.chalmers.se

Research interests: The energy challenges in the near future are a big reason to my interest in research on light harvesting molecules and devices for solar energy production or storage. The field of molecular electronics is another interesting branch of research, especially as it provides a way of investigating phenomena at the smallest scale.

Brief Bio: Brief bio: In 2008 I began my studies at Chalmers University of Technology, within the field of Chemical engineering. For my Bachelor's thesis I did research at the Biophysical Chemistry department at Chalmers, where we investigated a problem with band splitting, when using the dye YOYO-1 for detecting DNA during gel electrophoresis. During the project we developed a method to circumvent the band splitting problem. Before starting my Master's studies in the fall, I had the opportunity to contribute to the development of a QSAR model for surfactants at AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry. I participated in this project during the summers of 2011 and 2012. In the fall of 2011 I started my Master of Nanotechnology at Chalmers UT. Beginning in September 2012, and until next summer I will be working on my Master's Thesis project, which focuses on the synthesis and testing of new materials for Solar Thermal Energy Storage and Conversion (MOST).

2. Victor Gray, Damir Dzebo, Maria Abrahamsson, Bo Albinsson and Kasper Moth-Poulsen "Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Photon-Upconversion: Towards Solar Energy Applications" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014 DOI:10.1039/C4CP00744A

1. Victor Gray, Anders Lennartson, Phasin Ratanalert, Karl Börjesson; Kasper Moth-
Poulsen"Diaryl-Substituted Norbornadienes with Red-Shifted Absorption for
Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage"
Chem. Commun. 2014, 50 (40), 5330 - 5332. (emerging investigator issue)