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Investigators in Solar
Harry A. Atwater Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology
GCEP Projects: Plasmonic Photovoltaics
Artificial Photosynthesis: Membrane-Supported Assemblies that Use Sunlight to Split Water

Alan Aspuru-Guzik Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
GCEP Project: Rational Organic Semiconductor Material Design: A Pathway Towards Breakthrough Performance in Solar Cells

Zhenan Bao Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Organic electronic materials and flexible electronics, self-assembly, carbon nanotube based flexible electronics, organic solar cells
GCEP Projects: Rational Organic Semiconductor Material Design: A Pathway Towards Breakthrough Performance in Solar Cells
Design and Fabrication of the First All-Carbon-Based Solar Cell
Self-sorting of Metallic Carbon Nanotubes for High Performance Large Area Low Cost Transparent Electrodes
Advanced Materials and Devices for Low-Cost and High-Performance Organic Photovoltaic Cells

Stacey Bent Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
Secondary Affiliation: Materials Science & Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Ophthalmology, Stanford University
Area of Study: Semiconductor Processing and Reactivity, Surface Science, Materials Chemistry
GCEP Project: Inorganic Nanocomposite Solar Cells by ALD

Paul Braun Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Material Science and Engineering, Department of Chemistry
Secondary Affiliation: Micro and Nanotechnology Lab
GCEP Project: Ultra-High Efficiency Thermophotovoltaic Solar Cells Using Metallic Photonic Crystals as Intermediate Absorber and Emitter

Mark Brongersma Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Optical properties of metallic and semiconductor nanostructures
GCEP Projects: Plasmonic Photovoltaics
Lateral Nanoconcentrator Nanowire Multijunction Photovoltaic Cells
Nanostructured Metal-Organic Composite Solar Cells

Gavin Conibeer Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Centre of Excellence for Advanced Silicon Photovoltaic and Photonics, University of New South Wales
Area of Study: Third Generation or Advanced Photovoltaics
GCEP Projects: Hot Carrier Solar Cell: Implementation of the Ultimate Photovoltaic Converter
Nanostructured Silicon-Based Tandem Solar Cells

Yi Cui Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Nanowires and Nanocrystals for Energy Science, Nanoelectornics and Biosensing
GCEP Projects: Safe, Inexpensive, and Very High Power Batteries For Use To Reduce Short Term Transients on the Electric Grid
Nanostructured Materials for High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells
Battery Electrodes with Nanowire Architectures
Exploratory Project - Nanowire-Nanocrystal Multiexciton Solar Cells
Exploratory Project - Spectroscopic Characterization of Multi-Exciton Generation Efficiency in Nano-Structured Materials

Jennifer Dionne Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Plasmonic and nanocrystalline metamaterials for nanoscale optical manipulation, imaging, computation, and solar-energy conversion
GCEP Project: Upconverting Electrodes for Improved Solar Energy Conversion

Shanhui Fan Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
GCEP Projects: Ultra-High Efficiency Thermophotovoltaic Solar Cells Using Metallic Photonic Crystals as Intermediate Absorber and Emitter
Nanostructured Metal-Organic Composite Solar Cells

Harry B. Gray Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
GCEP Project: Artificial Photosynthesis: Membrane-Supported Assemblies that Use Sunlight to Split Water

Martin Green Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence, University of New South Wales
Secondary Affiliation: Centre for Photovoltaic Engineering
Area of Study: Photovoltaics, Semiconductors, Physics of Energy Conversion
GCEP Projects: Hot Carrier Solar Cell: Implementation of the Ultimate Photovoltaic Converter
Nanostructured Silicon-Based Tandem Solar Cells

Arthur Grossman Email | Lab
Department Affiliation: Carnegie Institution of Science, Department of Plant Biology
Secondary Affiliation: Biology Department, Stanford University
Area of Study: Genetics and Genomics of Acclimation in Photosynthetic Organisms
GCEP Project: Photosynthetic Bioelectricity

Jean-Francois Guillemoles Email
Department Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
GCEP Project: Hot Carrier Solar Cell: Implementation of the Ultimate Photovoltaic Converter

James Harris Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Electrical Engineering - Solid State Photonics Laboratory, Stanford University
Area of Study: Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Nanofabrication, Optoelectronics, Non-linear Optics, Single Electron Devices, Quantum Computing
GCEP Project: Inorganic Nanocomposite Solar Cells by ALD

Nathan Lewis Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology
GCEP Project: Artificial Photosynthesis: Membrane-Supported Assemblies that Use Sunlight to Split Water

Antonio Luque Email | Bio
GCEP Project: Hot Carrier Solar Cell: Implementation of the Ultimate Photovoltaic Converter

Antonio Marti Email
GCEP Project: Hot Carrier Solar Cell: Implementation of the Ultimate Photovoltaic Converter

Michael D. McGehee Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Electrical and Optical Properties of Organic Semiconductors.
GCEP Projects: Advanced Electron Transport Materials for Application in Organic Photovoltaics (OPV)
Advanced Materials and Devices for Low-Cost and High-Performance Organic Photovoltaic Cells
Inorganic Nanocomposite Solar Cells by ALD
Ordered Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Cells
Exploratory Project - Nanotube Networks as Transparent Electrodes for Solar Cells
Exploratory Project - Spectroscopic Characterization of Multi-Exciton Generation Efficiency in Nano-Structured Materials

Nick Melosh Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering
Secondary Affiliation: Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials
GCEP Project: Photon Enhanced Thermionic Emission (PETE) for Solar Concentrator Systems

Yoshio Nishi Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Professor of Electrical Engineering and Material Science & Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Resistance Change Memory, Vertical MOS devices, Bio FETs, and Solar cells and dye sensitization
GCEP Project: Lateral Nanoconcentrator Nanowire Multijunction Photovoltaic Cells

Peter Peumans  
Department Affiliation: Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Organic and Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Devices for Energy Conversion
GCEP Projects: Ultra-High Efficiency Thermophotovoltaic Solar Cells Using Metallic Photonic Crystals as Intermediate Absorber and Emitter
Lateral Nanoconcentrator Nanowire Multijunction Photovoltaic Cells
Molecular Solar Cells
Nanostructured Metal-Organic Composite Solar Cells

Albert Polman Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Debye Institute, Surfaces, Interfaces and Devices
GCEP Project: Plasmonic Photovoltaics

Fritz Prinz Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Secondary Affiliation: Materials Sciences and Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Fuel Cells and Bio-sensing
GCEP Projects: Battery Electrodes with Nanowire Architectures
Photosynthetic Bioelectricity
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Ceramic Materials for Fuel Cells
Exploratory Project - Feasibility of a Novel Photoelectrochemical Energy Conversion Device
Micro- and Nano-Scale Electrochemistry Applied to Fuel Cells
Monitoring Bioconversion Processes
Exploratory Project - Carbon-ion Conducting Thin Film Membranes Towards Efficient CO2 Separation

Alberto Salleo Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: GCEP Exploratory Effort: Nanostructured ZnO as a Solution-Processable Transparent Electrode Material for Low Cost Photovoltaics
GCEP Projects: Upconverting Electrodes for Improved Solar Energy Conversion
Nanostructured Materials for High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells
Exploratory Project - Nanostructured ZnO as a Solution-Processable Transparent Electrode Material for Low Cost Photovoltaics

Timothy Schmidt Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: School of Chemistry, University of Sydney
GCEP Project: Hot Carrier Solar Cell: Implementation of the Ultimate Photovoltaic Converter

Alan Sellinger Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials
GCEP Project: Advanced Electron Transport Materials for Application in Organic Photovoltaics (OPV)
 

Zhi-Xun Shen Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials (GLAM)
Secondary Affiliation: Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Science
Area of Study: Applied Physics
GCEP Project: Photon Enhanced Thermionic Emission (PETE) for Solar Concentrator Systems

Michael Toney Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Stanford Synchrotron Lightsource (SSRL), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
GCEP Project: Rational Organic Semiconductor Material Design: A Pathway Towards Breakthrough Performance in Solar Cells

H.-S. Philip Wong Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: The Stanford Nanotechnology/Nanoelectronics group
GCEP Project: Lateral Nanoconcentrator Nanowire Multijunction Photovoltaic Cells

 
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