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Investigators in Solar Photovoltaics
Harry A. Atwater Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science, California Institute of Technology
GCEP Projects: Nanostructures for Light Trapping in High-efficiency, Low-cost Silicon Solar Cells
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: A High Energy Density Lithium-Ion Battery with Self-Healing Polymers
Rational Organic Semiconductor Material Design: A Pathway Towards Breakthrough Performance in Solar Cells
Carbon-based Sorbents for Selective CO2 Capture
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

Allen Bard Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas - Austin
GCEP Project:

Low-cost Photovoltaics by Electrodeposition of Silicon PN Junctions

Novel Electrolyte Energy Storage Systems


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: Nanostructures for Light Trapping in High-efficiency, Low-cost Silicon Solar Cells
High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells Using Nanoscale Light Management
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: High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells Using Nanoscale Light Management
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
Exploratory Project - Manufacturable Nanostructured Solar Cells with Efficient Light Trapping and Charge Carrier Collection
Electrochemical Tuning of Electronic Structures for Highly Active Electrocatalysts

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: High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells Using Nanoscale Light Management
Exploratory Project - Safe Wireless Power Transfer to Moving Vehicles
Ultra-High Efficiency Thermophotovoltaic Solar Cells Using Metallic Photonic Crystals as Intermediate Absorber and Emitter
Nanostructured Metal-Organic Composite Solar Cells


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: High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells Using Nanoscale Light Management
Inorganic Nanocomposite Solar Cells by ALD

Thomas Jaramillo Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
GCEP Projects:

Integrated Electrochemical-Biological Systems for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals from CO2

Sustainable Fuel Production from CO2 and CO: Higher Alcohol Synthesis on Transition Metal Catalysts

Designing Metal Catalysts for Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 and CO to Fuels and Chemicals

Nature-Inspired Solid-State Electrocatalysts: The Oxidation of Water and the Reduction of CO2 to Fuels

Exploratory Project - Nanostructured MoS2 and WS2 for the Solar Production of Hydrogen


Hemamala Karunadasa Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Area of Study: Chemistry Research Areas: Inorganic, Materials Science
GCEP Project: Novel Inorganic-Organic Perovskites for Solution Processable Photovoltaics

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 McGehee Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Area of Study: Electrical and Optical Properties of Organic Semiconductors.
GCEP Projects: Novel Inorganic-Organic Perovskites for Solution Processable Photovoltaics
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

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 Materials for High-Efficiency Thin Film Solar Cells
Nanostructured Metal-Organic Composite Solar Cells

Albert Polman Email | Bio
Department Affiliation: Debye Institute, Surfaces, Interfaces and Devices
GCEP Project: Nanostructures for Light Trapping in High-efficiency, Low-cost Silicon Solar Cells
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
Exploratory Project - Next Generation High-Efficiency Low-Cost Thin Film 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


Alfred Spormann Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
GCEP Projects:

Integrated Electrochemical-Biological Systems for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals from CO2

Synthesis of Biofuels on Bioelectrodes
Capturing Electrical Current via Microbes to Produce Methane
Biohydrogen Generation



Michael Toney Email
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

Edward Yu Email | Bio | Lab
Department Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
GCEP Projects: Low-cost Photovoltaics by Electrodeposition of Silicon PN Junctions

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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