Meet Our Graduates: Gabriel LeBlanc
Gabriel LeBlanc earned his PhD. from Vanderbilt University in 2010 under the direction of Dr. David Cliffel, studying how the biological nanomaterial Photosystem I in plants could be incorporated into solar cells. While at Vanderbilt, Gabriel took advantage of the analytical tools and collaborative environment enabled by Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) to publish over 10 peer-reviewed articles as a co-author. Additionally, he worked with several other graduate students to provide hands-on science lessons to elementary students in the Nashville and surrounding areas. After graduating from Vanderbilt, Gabriel spent a year as a post-doc at The The University of Texas at Austin working under the direction of Dr. Delia Milliron, studying how nanocrystalline semiconductors could be incorporated into “smart-window” devices. Currently, Gabriel is service as the Chapman Wellspring Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the The University of Tulsa. His research group is currently focused on the interface between materials science and electrochemistry, with a particular focus on the use of flexible transparent semiconductor electrodes for solar cell applications and 3D printed systems to improve access to electrochemical methods.