Dr. Jess Wade

Dr. Jess Wade

Featured Speaker, 2020 Change Agent Abie Award Winner


Dr. Jess Wade is an Imperial College Research Fellow working in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. Her research considers new materials for optoelectronic devices, with a focus on chiral organic semiconductors. She previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Fuchter group at Imperial College London, where she optimized these chiral systems such that they can absorb/emit circularly polarized light as well as transport spin-polarized electrons. For her Ph.D. Jess concentrated on new materials for photovoltaics and the development of advanced characterization techniques to better understand their molecular packing. Outside of the lab, Jess is involved with several science communicate on and outreach initiatives. She is committed to improving diversity in science, both online and offline.

Jess is also the 2020 Change Agent Abie Award Winner.