James C. Loy is a Ph.D. student in Physics, and a Professional Development Associate charged with working primarily on initiatives for graduate students in the Natural Sciences.
James is a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Physics. Raised on a family dairy farm in northern Maryland, James graduated summa cum laude with B.S. degrees in both Physics and Mathematics from UMBC in 2016. He then continued his studies at Princeton University in the fall of 2016, pursuing a doctoral degree. His research involves simulating and creating novel device structures to improve the efficiencies of perovskite LEDs as well as leverage new controls over their performance. Perovskite materials offer high quantum yields, sharp spectral widths, and can take advantage of photon-recycling to increase light outcoupling, allowing them to compete with existing OLED technologies while also hosting a platform for photon-photon interactions within a cavity. He loves learning and incorporating various fabrication techniques into his work and hobbies including CAD skills, FDM 3D printing, laser-cutting, cleanroom photo-etching, and machine shop skills, among others. In addition to research, he enjoys cooking, biking, and rock climbing.