Christiana Honsberg (Bio)

  • Solar cell efficiency limits
  • Ultra-high efficiency solar cells
  • Silicon solar cells
  • Education pedagogy


Stuart Bowden (Bio)

  • Crystalline silicon solar cells
  • Silicon heterojunction solar cells

Bill Dauksher

  • Silicon-based solar cells
  • Process development, optimization, and control
  • Materials characterization
  • Tool installation and qualification

Nikolai Faleev

  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy of III-V Compounds, Quantum Wells and Quantum Dots Structures;
  • Material Characterization of Epitaxial Structures, focused on High Resolution XRD, TEM and AFM;
  • Crystalline Defects in Epitaxial Structures: types, density and spatial distribution, correlations with growth conditions. Effect of crystalline defects on physical properties of epitaxial structures. Prediction of crystal perfection; optimization of grown conditions and design of device structures.

Clarence Tracy

  • materials and processes for silicon solar cells
  • group IV nanowire devices and processing
  • silicon nanoelectronics

Post-Doctural Researchers

Kunal Ghosh

  • Intermediate-band solar cells
  • Heterojunctions

Graduate Students

Mark Bailly

  • Laser processing of silicon solar cells

Natasa Vulic

  • High efficiency silicon solar cells
  • Building integrated photovoltaics

JeaYoung Choi

  • Silicon Quantum Dots
  • Nanostructured Surfaces 

Stanislau Herasimenka (homepage)

  • Crystalline silicon solar cells

Joe Karas

  • Metalization of silicon solar cells

Yeongho Kim

  • MBE growth of advanced solar cells.

James Lebeau

  • Laser Wafering

Jongwon Lee

  •  Silicon nano-structured solar cells

Katherine Nelson

  • PV instructional and curricular tool development
  • Motivational Psychology and Engineering Education

Jaewon Oh

  • Solar Cell and Module Characterization and Reliability

Tim Reblitz

  • Crystalline silicon solar cells
  • eTraveller

Natasa Vulic

  • High efficiency silicon solar cells
  • Building integrated photovoltaics

Joshua Williams

  • III-Nitride growth and characterization 

Qun Yang

  • Charge in silicon nitride layers.

Visiting Scholars (Past and Present)

Nicole Kotulak

Derek (Deming) Zhang

Undergraduate Students (FURI, Honors & Senior Design)

Joe Carpenter

James Brady

Graduated Undergraduate Students

Kevin LaRosa, Clay Ozaki-Train, Billy Gardiner, Akash Khare, Jacob Marshall, Michelle Martinez, Derek Lam, Alejandra Casillas, Matthew Buresh, John Wallstrom.


Keun-Yong Ban (Senior MOCVD scientist at MicroLink Devices, Inc)

Som Dahal (stealth photovoltaic startup, New York)

Jeremy Wendte (Installing solar in Bangladesh)

Bhumika Chhabra (Micron Technologies Solar Division)

Michael A. Awaah (Visiting Scientist Summer 2011)

Adam Bailey

Vivek Sharma (Intel Corporation)


Affiliated Researchers

We work with many researchers nationally and internationally through the QESST ERC (