Christopher Collison

Associate Professor


Contact Information

OfficeGOS 3290
Phone(585) 475-6142

Mailing Address

Rochester Institute of Technology
Gosnell Building 08
Rm 08-3290
84 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623-5603

BSc (Hons) 1992, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, University of London, England.

Ph.D., 1996, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, University of London, England

Job Responsibilities

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Core Faculty, Microsystems Engineering
Polymer Photovoltaics Group Leader, NanoPower Research Laboratory

Research Interests

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Materials; Conjugated Polymers, Photophysics, Excited State Dynamics, Organic Photovoltaic Devices, Molecular Photonics, Fluorescent dyes, Laser spectroscopy/TCSPC.

Selected Publications

Collison, C. J.; Spencer, S.; Preske, A.; Palumbo, C.; Helenic, A.; Bailey, R.; Pellizzeri, S. A New Model for Quantifying the Extent of Interaction between Soluble Polyphenylene-Vinylenes and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Solvent Dispersions. J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 11002-11009.

Collison, C. J.; Pellizzeri, S.; Ambrosio, F. Spectroscopic Evidence for Interaction of Poly[2-methoxy-5-(2′-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene] Conformers and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Solvent Dispersions. J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 5809-5815.

Collison, C. J.; O'Donnell, M. J.; Alexander, J. L. Complexation between Rhodamine 101 and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Indicative of Solvent−Nanotube Interaction Strength. J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 15144-15150.

CJ Collison, LJ Rothberg, V Treemaneekarn, Y Li "Conformational effects on the photophysics of conjugated polymers: A two species model for MEH-PPV spectroscopy and dynamics" Macromolecules, 34 (7): 2346-2352 (2001)

C Collison, V Treemaneekarn, WJ Oldham, JH Hsu, LJ Rothberg, "Aggregation effects on the structure and optical properties of a model PPV oligomer" Synthetic Metals, 119 (1-3): 515-518 (2001).

P Wang, CJ Collison, LJRothberg "Origins of aggregation quenching in luminescent phenylenevinylene polymers" Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A-Chemistry, 144 (1): 63-68 (2001)

G Rumbles, CJ Collison, DL Russell, LA Magnani, AB Holmes, SC Moratti, IDW Samuel, "Photoluminescence studies of solution thermochromism in a cyano-subsituted phenylene vinylene derivative" Synthetic Metals, 111: 501-505 (2000)

R Jakubiak, CJ Collison, WC Wan, LJ Rothberg, BR Hsieh "Aggregation quenching of luminescence in electroluminescent conjugated polymers" Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 103 (14): 2394-2398 (1999).

G Rumbles, IDW Samuel, CJ Collison, PF Miller, SC Moratti, AB Holmes, "Temperature dependent photoluminescence from a cyano-substituted phenylene vinylene polymer." Synthetic Metals, 101 (1-3): 158-161 (1999)

IDW Samuel, G Rumbles, CJ Collison, SC Moratti, AB Holmes, "Intra-and inter-molecular photoexcitations in a cyano-substituted poly(p-phenylenevinylene)" Chemical Physics, 227 (1-2): 75-82 (1998).

IDW Samuel, G Rumbles, CJ Collison, RH Friend, SC Moratti, AB Holmes, "Picosecond time-resolved photoluminescence of PPV derivatives" Synthetic Metals, 84 (1-3): 497-500 (1997)

IDW Samuel, G Rumbles, CJ Collison, B Crystall, SC Moratti, AB Holmes, "Luminescence efficiency and time dependence in a high electron affinity conjugated polymer" Synthetic Metals, 76 (1-3): 15-18 (1996)

IDW Samuel, G Rumbles, CJ Collison "Efficient interchain photoluminescence in a high-electron affinity conjugated polymer" Physical Review B, 52 (16): 11573-11576 (1995).