Experts in Subject: Solar Energy

Nonlinear Optics, Physics, Semiconductor Physics, Solar Energy

Peter Saeta.

Peter Saeta, PhD, researches the limits to absorption enhancement in thin-film solar cells from plasmonics. He has investigated the disordering of semiconductors excited by intense femtosecond laser pulses; the generation and applications of sub-picosecond pulses of far-infrared light, including studies of carrier dynamics in semiconductors and superconductors; profiling optical fiber cores using optical scattering techniques; […]

Chemistry, Pollution, Solar Energy

Hal Van Ryswyk

Hal Van Ryswyk, PhD, John Stauffer Professor of Chemistry and department chair, researches analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, surface science and sold-state materials science. Current research in the Van Ryswyk group centers around dye-sensitized solar cells utilizing porphyrin dyes on nanostructured zinc oxide. His lab uses zinc oxide nanoparticles, nanorods and nanotubes as the photoanode in […]