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Stanford Solar Research Directory

Name Description PV Materials/Devices Thermal and Chemical Conversion Related Topics
Zhenan Bao

Use of chemical and physical properties and materials to improve organic semiconductor design, flexible, stretchable electronics and energy devices

Organic Polymer solar cells
Stacey Bent

Interface engineering for solar cells and solar fuels, nanoscale materials for light absorption, quantum dot solar cells, thin film solar cells, earth abundant materials, functionalization of semiconductor surfaces, atomic layer deposition, molecular layer deposition, catalyst and electrocatalyst deposition

CIGS/CZTS, Quantum dot, Thin film Solar cells, Solar fuels
Mark Brongersma

Engineering light absorption and scattering in semiconductor nanowire devices for applications in nanophotonics and optoelectronics, device technology that exploits the unique optical properties of nanoscale metallic structures to route and manipulate light at the nanoscale

Nanowire, Photonic devices
Christopher Chidsey

Molecular electronics to develop nanowiring schemes, build the analytical tools and develop the theoretical understanding with which to study electron transfer between electrodes and among redox species through insulating molecular bridge

Electrochemical devices Fuel cells
William Chueh

Next-generation electrochemical energy storage materials and electrochemical routes for solar energy conversion high-performance electrochemical devices, such as photo-electrochemical cells, fuel cells, electrolyzers and metal-air batteries

CZTS, Single crystal GaAs thin films
Bruce Clemens

Creating single crystal thin film PV materials via liftoff, development of inexpensive, abundant, and non-toxic thin films such as CZTS, investigating materials for metallization, electronic device, hydrogen storage applications, nanoparticles for photo-electro-catalysis

Single crystal GaAs thin films
Yi Cui

Energy nanotechnology including solar cells, batteries, supercapacitors, electrocatalysis, and waste heat conversion; Environmental nanotechnology including water disinfection and desalination and air cleaning; Brain nanotechnology; Two dimensional materials; Transparent conducting electrodes; Materials characterization in operando

Thin silicon solar cells, Transparent electrodes Electrocatalysis for fuels, Heat to electricity conversion
Jennifer Dionne

Plasmonic and nanocrystalline materials and implementations in devices, optical materials and metamaterials, photonic, electronic, and synthetic chemical strategies to enhance the efficiency of two photon luminescence, nanowire dimensions and lattice configuration for optimal photovoltaic conversion

Nanowire Solar cells
Shanhui Fan

Microphotonic and nanophotonic structures with applications in photovoltaics and optics, plasmonics, metamaterials, silicon photonics, photovoltaics, quantum optics and computational electromagnetics,passive photonic radiative cooling

Solar thermal
James Harris

Nanofabrication and device implementation of semiconductor materials with applications in optoelectronics, heterojunctions, superlattices, quantum wells, and three-dimensional self-assembled quantum dots

III-V materials<, Nanowire, Photonic devices Solar cells
Thomas Jaramillo

Physical and chemical properties such as surface and bulk properties to improve efficiency of chemical transformations in renewable energy, catalytic processes occurring on solid-state surfaces in both the production and consumption of energy

Solar fuels
Hema Karunadasa

Synthetic molecular chemistry principles to design solid state materials for photovoltaics, target materials for applications in renewable energy and pollution management, sorbents for environmental pollutants, phosphors for solid-state lighting, electrodes for secondary batteries, absorbers for solar cells

Michael McGehee

Combining perovskite or organic solar cells with conventional silicon or CIGS solar cells to make low cost tandems with high efficiency. Studying degradation mechanisms in perovskite and organic solar cells and improving stability

Perovskite Polymers
Paul McIntyre

Nanostructured inorganic materials with applications in energy technologies and devices, metal oxide/semiconductor interfaces, ultrathin dielectrics, defects in complex metal oxide thin films, and nanostructured Si-Ge single crystal

Nick Melosh

Plasmonic devices to convert light into electricity, detect and control chemical processes on the nanoscale, fabricating arrays of nanoscale devices, precise control over self-assembled materials, and potential methods to monitor the diagnostics of complicated chemical systems

PETE, Solar fuels
Stefan Reichelstein

Interface of management accounting and economics, cost-and profitability analysis, decentralization, internal pricing and performance measurement, cost competitiveness of energy technologies including solar PV and carbon capture, life-cycle cost concept of the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE)

Alberto Salleo

Charge generation, separation, and transport in devices, particularly the relationship between microstructure and the efficiency of opto-electronic processes determining the photovoltaic action

Zhi-Xun Shen

Physical properties of materials used for energy technology, catalytic processes occurring on solid-state surfaces in both the production and consumption of energy

Michael Toney

Materials for energy storage, conversion, and generation particularly in organic solar cells, earth abundant solar cells, and next generation energy storage

CdTe<, CIGS, CZTS, Organic, Perovskite PEMFC
Xiaolin Zheng

High dimensional nanomaterials to manufacture flexible energy technologies, attachable inorganic electronics, synthesizing nano-scale energetic materials, ignition/reaction propagation process, solar fuel synthesis

Nanowire Hydrogen fuel cells, Nano enhanced combustion