solar cells

Drexel researchers are investigating the development of new materials and architectures for nanostructured solar cells. The amount of solar power incident upon the earth is 10,000 times larger than global power consumption. Converting sunlight to electricity represents a sustainable and robust solution to the world's energy problem. Nanostructured solar cells offer the potential for low processing and material costs while maintaining reasonably high efficiencies. Work at Drexel focuses on understanding the relationships between processing, material and interfacial properties, and solar cell performance. A number of different solar cell designs are currently being investigated, including dye sensitized solar cells, extremely thin absorber solar cells, quantum dot solar cells, and organic solar cells. New combinations of materials, new manufacturing methods, and new solar cell designs are being studied to understand fundamental limitations in performance and reliability and to improve device efficiency and lifetime.


Related Faculty:

Jason Baxter Jason Baxter
Assistant Professor
Chemical & Biological Engineering Dept.
Office: CAT 481
  215-895-2240
jbaxter[at]drexel.edu

Adam Fontecchio Adam Fontecchio
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
Associate Professor
Electical & Computer Engineering Dept.
Office: Bossone 313c
  215-895-0234
fontecchio[at]ece.drexel.edu


Kenneth Lau Kenneth Lau
Assistant Professor
Chemical & Biological Engineering Dept.
Office: CAT 278
  215-895-6049
klau[at]drexel.edu

Chris Li Chris Li
Associate Professor
Material Science & Engineering Dept.
Office: LeBow 443
  215-895-2083
chrisli[at]drexel.edu

Steven May Steven May
Assistant Professor
Material Science & Engineering Dept.
Office: LeBow 332C
  215-895-3650
smay[at]drexel.edu

Kevin Shuford Kevin Shuford
Assistant Professor
Chemistry Dept.
Office: Stratton Hall 416
  215-895-2649
shuford[at]drexel.edu

Karl Sohlberg Karl Sohlberg
Associate Professor
Chemistry Dept.
Office: Disque Hall 222
  215-895-2653
sohlbergk@[at]drexel.edu

Jonathan Spanier Jonathan Spanier
Associate Professor
Material Science & Engineering Dept.
Office: LeBow 440
  215-895-2301
spanier[at]drexel.edu

Ying Sun Ying Sun
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Dept.
Office: Curtis Hall 151I
  215-895-1373
ysun[at]coe.drexel.edu



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