My current disstertation research focuses on developing metal oxide materials for front and back electrical contact use in photovoltaic devices. I investigate the relationships between charge transport and optical properties to crystal structure, composition, and electronic structure in the indium oxide, zinc oxide, and tin oxide families.
When not fixing temperamental lab equipment, I host a podcast –PodQESST– where fellow Ph.D. student Joe Karas and I interview graduate students, professors, and renewable energy experts about the behind-the-scenes development of their work, and often the wacky, interesting experiences we have as science enthusiasts. While my background has been fundamental research, I’m interested in the intersection of technology, policy, and society to identify barriers and opportunities for large-scale adoption of renewable energy resources.
2:45 PM–3:00 PM Nov 26, 2018 (US - Eastern)