Kyle Virgil

Ph.D. Physical Chemistry 2023
California Institute of Technology

B.S. Chemistry (with honors) 2016
Minors in Philosophy and Biological Sciences
North Carolina State University

Co-Advisor: Harry Atwater

Research Interests

I am interested in utilizing ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy to probe the fundamental properties of frontier semiconducting materials and devices for future photovoltaic systems, with a particular interest in perovskite solar cells.

Honors & Awards

Fulbright Research Fellowship to Sweden, 2016-2017


Shrestha, K., Virgil, K. A., Jakubikova, E. Electronic Absorption Spectra of Tetrapyrrole-Based Pigments via TD-DFT: A Reduced Orbital Space Study. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2016, 120 (29), 5816-5825.

High, J. S., Virgil, K. A., Jakubikova, E. Electronic Structure and Absorption Properties of Strongly Coupled Porphyrin-Perylene Arrays. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2015, 119, 9879-9888.