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

Som DahalResearch Assocaiate Scientist





  • Silicon diffused junction solar cells, PERC cells, carrier-selective contact solar cells, Nanostructures and their integration with silicon
  •  III-V Quantum Well and Quantum Dot Structures and their application in PV

Post-Doctoral Researchers

André Augusto


  • Postdoc Research Associate
  • Silicon heterojunction solar cells, flexible and lightweight solar cells and modules, BIPV and PV deployment

Stanislau Herasimenka (Bio)

  • Heterojunction silicon solar cells

Jongwon Lee

  • Silicon nano-structured solar cells
  • Multiple exciton generation (MEG) solar cells and structures.


Graduate Students

Antony Aguilar

Mark Bailly


  • Graduate Research Assistant / Ph.D. Student
  • Selective laser ablation of thin film stacks on silicon

Pradeep Balaji


  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Process development for diffused junction solar cells
  • Flexible/lightweight silicon solar cells and modules
  • Photoluminescence of silicon solar cells

JeaYoung Choi

  • Silicon Quantum Dots
  • Nanostructured Surfaces 

Harsh Jain


Joe Karas


Sangpyeong Kim


  • Graduate Research Assistant / Ph.D. Student
  • Enhanced light trapping for thin silicon solar cells

Aymeric Maros

  • III-V solar cells


  • Statistical Process Control

Tanmay Monga

  • Crystalline silicon solar cells

Katherine Nelson

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

Jaewon Oh


  • Graduate Research Associate / Ph.D. Candidate
  • Reliability and characterization of crystalline silicon solar cells/modules

Tim Reblitz

  • Crystalline silicon solar cells
  • eTraveller

Sabit Shudanov

Justin Smith

  • III-V solar cells

Apoorva Srinivasa


Natasa Vulic

  • High efficiency silicon solar cells
  • Building integrated photovoltaics

Joshua Williams

  • III-Nitride growth and characterization 

Shujian Xue

  • Crystalline silicon solar cells

Chaomin Zhang (Bio) 

  • III-V solar cells
  • III-V on silicon (GaP on silicon)
  • Maintainance and Operaton of Veeco Gen III  MBE
  • Molecular beam expitaxy (MBE) growth of III-V nanostructures such as quantum dots
  • Levelized cost of PV electricity (LCOE)

Yongjie Zou

  • III-V solar cells
  • Modeling and simulation of carrier transport in nanostructures


Undergraduate Students (FURI, Honors & Senior Design)



    Zachary Kiefer


    • Undergraduate Research Assistant
    • Mono- and multi-crystalline texturing research / student-led pilot line
    • Outdoors and cycling enthusiast - bike commuter


    Luc Reboulet

    Adric Rukkila


    • Undergraduate Software Engineer
    • Solar cell module testing / website administration



    Graduated Undergraduate Students


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


    Visiting Scholars (Past and Present)

    Nicole Kotulak

    Derek (Deming) Zhang



    Michael A. Awaah (Visiting Scientist Summer 2011)

    Adam Bailey

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

    Bhumika Chhabra (Micron Technologies Solar Division)

    Kunal Ghosh (IIT India)

    Vivek Sharma (Intel Corporation)

    Jeremy Wendte (Installing solar in Bangladesh)

    Qun Yang (Freescale Semiconductor)

    Anand Krishnan (PhD student at ASU)

    Kevin Tyler (PhD student at ASU)

    Joseph Schmidt

    Edward Lebeau

    James Brady

    Abhishek Kumar

    James Lebeau

    Parth Mistry

    Yeongho Kim

    Affiliated Researchers

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