Prior degree: B.A. Chemistry, Columbia University, 2014
Elliot is a hybrid theorist-spectroscopist interested in carotenoid photophysics as it pertains to energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes. He explores theoretical methodologies and experimental techniques that have the potential to describe unambiguously the location and composition of the electronic eigenstates involved in the dynamics connecting carotenoid to (bacterio)chlorophyll excitation. Though he studies rather intricate population dynamics involving multiple excited states, the dynamical evolution of his own life has remained confined to the tri-state area. He grew up in Westchester County, NY, before taking Metro-North to NYC to begin undergraduate studies at Columbia. Having accrued research experience in the Cacciuto and Campos Groups at Columbia, he proceeded to hop on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor Line to join the Scholes Group here in Princeton. Elliot is a proud member of the Chemistry GSO and Backside Attackers chemistry softball team, where he’s considered a low-level (Class A) prospect.