Designers of solar cells may soon be setting their sights higher as a discovery by a team of researchers has revealed a class of materials that could be better at converting sunlight into energy than those currently being used in solar arrays. Their research shows how a material can be used to extract power from a small portion of the sunligh [...]
We welcome graduate students Andrew Bennett-Jackson (MSE), Anthony Ruffino (Physics) and Alexandria Will-Cole (MSE) to the group! We also welcome Dr Adrian Podpirka and Dr Irina Golovina!
PhD Candidate Zongquan Gu has been selected to participate in the National Institute for Communications Technologies (NICT) supported program in Japan. He will be spending six months in at Fujitsu, Ltd. in Atsugi investigating complex oxide-based electronic thin film growth and analyses for applications in catalysis, optoelectronics, and ren [...]
Terrence McGuckin defended his PhD thesis “Exploring the Electronic Landscape at Interfaces and Junctions in Semiconductor Nanowire Devices with Subsurface Local Probing” in July 2015. Dr McGuckin is founder of Ephemron Labs, a leader in innovative electron beam induced current imaging technology. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ Christopher Hawley d [...]
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Mohammad A. Islam, Research Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering has been appointed a tenure-track faculty in the Physics Department of the State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego. Congratulations, Mohammad! Dr. Guannan Chen recently defended his PhD dissertation entitled [...]
MML group members and PhD candidates Guannan Chen and Andrew R Akbashev were honored with selection for awards at the 2014 Spring MRS Meeting in San Francisco in April. Guannan was selected to receive and was presented with the Graduate Student Travel Award provided by Symposium UU. This selection was given as “a recognition of excelle [...]
Our paper on a new visible-light-absorbing semiconducting ferroelectric oxide perovskite materials family having compositionally tunable band gap has just been published in Nature. Congratulations to the Spanier Group co-authors: Maria Torres, Guannan Chen, Eric Gallo and Andrew Akbashev and to our collaborators in the groups of Professors An [...]
2013 August: Guannan Chen is the lead author on a new paper, with collaborators from Lehigh Univ., Univ. of Alabama, the CNR and University of Salento in Italy, and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, presenting a new approach to measuring band offsets in individual nanostructures, just published in Nano Letters. Congratulations on t [...]