Nick Orchanian

Nick is currently a Columbia Nano Initiative Postdoctoral Research Fellow engaged in researching electric-field-driven catalysis. During his B.Sc. studies at USC, Nick explored molecular spectroscopy to probe fundamental processes relevant to photosynthesis under the mentorship of Prof. Jahan M. Dawlaty. In 2015, Nick joined the group of Prof. Smaranda C. Marinescu at USC to pursue his doctoral studies. His thesis work focused on the development of electrocatalytic molecules and materials for solar energy conversion and artificial photosynthesis, and he received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2020. Outside the lab, Nick is an avid reader and is passionate about science outreach, expanding literacy, and diversifying academia.