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Toledo, OH  43606

419-530-3905

Faculty and Staff


Primary Contacts

Faculty Title
Robert Collins Scientific Director
Michael Heben Managing Director
Adam Phillips Interim Lab Manager

Associated Faculty

Faculty Department Area of Research
Jacques Amar Physics and Astronomy Thin Film Modeling
Defne Apul Civil & Environmental Eng. Environ. Impacts
Terry Bigioni Chemistry Nanotech. PV
Robert Collins Physics and Astronomy Optics and Thin Film PV
Alvin Compaan Physics and Astronomy Thin Film CdTe PV
Xunming Deng Physics and Astronomy Thin Film Si PV
Randy Ellingson Physics and Astronomy Nanotech. and Thin Film PV
Daniel Georgiev Electrical Eng. & Computer Science Nanotech. and Thin Film Devices
Kiran Ghimire Physics and Astronomy Optics and Thin Film PV
Dean Giolando Chemistry Optical Coatings
Michael Heben Physics and Astronomy Nanotech. and Thin Film PV
Max Junda Physics and Astronomy Optics and Thin Film PV
Raghav Khanna Electrical Eng. & Computer Science Renewable Energy Integration
Sanjay Khare Physics and Astronomy Materials Modeling
Prakash Koirala Physics and Astronomy Optics and Thin Film PV
Dengbing Li Physics and Astronomy Thin Film PV
Glenn Lipscomb Chemical Eng. Energy and Biofuel Production
Adam Phillips Physics and Astronomy Nanotech. and Thin Film PV
Nikolas Podraza Physics and Astronomy Optics and Thin Film PV
Puja Pradhan Physics and Astronomy Optics and Thin Film PV
Balaji Ramanujam Physics and Astronomy Optics
Zhaoning Song Physics and Astronomy Thing Film PV
Thomas Stuart Electrical Eng. & Computer Science Renewable Energy Integration
Xiaoming Wang Physics and Astronomy Thin Film PV
Baicheng Weng Physics and Astronomy Thin Film PV
Yanfa Yan Physics and Astronomy Thin Film PV

 

 

Jacques Amar
Professor
Website
Email
419-530-2259
  Theoretical condensed matter physics, materials science, surface physics
Projects with PVIC: CdTe, Nanomaterials

Defne Apul
Professor
Website
Email
419-530-8132
  Design of infrastructures to reduce environmental impacts
Projects with PVIC: Environmental Impacts

Terry Bigioni
Professor
Website
Email
419-530-4095
  Synthesizing and processing molecular nanoparticles
Projects with PVIC: Nanomaterials

Robert Collins
NEG Endowed Chair
Website
Email
419-530-4903
  Condensed matter physics, optical properties of solids and thin solid films
Projects with PVIC: CdTe, CIGS, Tandems, Optical Properties, Energy Production and Grid Integration, Instrument Development

Alvin Compaan
Professor Emeritus
Lucintech CTO
Website
Email
  Condensed matter physics, materials science, photovoltaics
Projects with PVIC: CdTe

Xunming Deng
Professor
Website
Email
419-530-4782
  Materials science, thin films, photovoltaics
Projects with PVIC: Photoelectrochemical Cells

Randy Ellingson
Professor
Website
Email
419-530-2648
  Ultrafast laser spectroscopy, photophysics of semiconductors, photovoltaics
Projects with PVIC: CdTe, Perovskite, Optical Properties, Energy Production and Grid Integration, Environmental Impacts, Instrument Development, Nanomaterials

Daniel Georgiev
Associate Professor
Website
Email
419-530-8184
  Thin films semiconducting oxides, nanomaterials, photovoltaics
Projects with PVIC: Magnetic Materials

Kiran Ghimire
Postdoctoral Researcher
Personal Website
Email
  Semiconductors, glass, optics, thin films, and solar cell devices
Projects with PVIC: CdTe, Perovskite, Optical Properties, Instrument Development

Dean Giolando
Professor
Website
Email
419-530-1511
  Optical coatings for photovoltaics
Projects with PVIC: Optical Properties

Michael Heben
McMaster Endowed Chair
Website
Email
419-530-3870
  Nanoscience, materials for energy conversion and storage
Projects with PVIC: CdTe, Perovskite, Tandems, Optical Properties, Energy Production and Grid Integration, Environmental Impacts, Instrument Development, Nanomaterials, Magnetic Materials

Max Junda
Postdoctoral Researcher
Website
Email
  Optical modeling, SE ellipsometry
Projects with PVIC: CdTe, Perovskite, Other Absorber Materials, Optical Properties, Instrument Development, Nanomaterials

Raghav Khanna
Assistant Professor
Website
Email
419-530-8183
  Power electronics, renewable energy integration
Projects with PVIC: Energy Production and Grid Integration

Sanjay Khare
Professor
Website
Email
419-530-2292
  Theoretical condensed matter physics, materials science
Projects with PVIC: CdTe

Prakash Koirala
Research Assistant Professor
Personal Website
Email
419-530-3809
  Optical modeling, SE ellipsometry
Projects with PVIC: CdTe, CIGS, Perovskite, Tandems, Optical Properties

Dengbing Li
Postdoctoral Researcher
Website
Email
  Materials science, condensed matter, photovoltaics
Projects with PVIC: CdTe, Other Absorber Materials, Optical Properties

Glenn Lipscomb
Professor
Website
Email
419-530-8088
  Membrane separation science, osmotic systems, biofuels
Projects with PVIC: Energy Production and Grid Integration

Adam Phillips
Research Associate Professor
Website
Email
419-530-3884
  Materials science, photovoltaics, nanomaterials
Projects with PVIC: CdTe, Perovskite, Tandems, Optical Properties, Energy Production and Grid Integration, Environmental Impacts, Instrument Development, Nanomaterials, Magnetic Materials

Nikolas Podraza
Associate Professor
Website
Email
419-530-4905
  Condensed matter, photovoltaics
Projects with PVIC: CdTe, Perovskite, Other Absorbers, Optical Properties, Instrument Development, Nanomaterials

Puja Pradhan
Postdoctoral Researcher
Website
Email
419-530-3838
  Optical properties of thin films
Projects with PVIC: CIGS, Tandems, Optical Properties

Balaji Ramanujam
Research Associate
Website
Email
  Optical modeling, instrument development
Projects with PVIC: Optical Properties, Instrument Development

Zhaoning Song
Research Associate Professor
Website
Email
419-530-3785
  Materials science, condensed matter, photovoltaics
Projects with PVIC: CdTe, Perovskite, Tandems, Optical Properties, Environmental Impacts, Instrument Development

Thomas Stuart
Professor Emeritus
Personal Website
Email
419-530-8189
  Power electronics, battery management, real time embedded systems
Projects with PVIC: Energy Production and Grid Integration

Xiaoming Wang
Postdoctoral Researcher
Personal Website
Email
  Theoretical condensed matter, materials science, photovoltaics
Projects with PVIC: Perovskite, Other Absorber Materials

Baicheng Weng
Postdoctoral Researcher
Personal Website
Email
  Materials science, condensed matter, photovoltaics
Projects with PVIC: Photoelectrochemical Cells

Yanfa Yan
ORSP Endowed Chair
Website
Email
419-530-3918
  Materials science, condensed matter, photovoltaics
Projects with PVIC: CdTe, Perovskite, Other Absorber Materials, Tandems, Photoelectrochemical Cells, Optical Properties, Environmental Impacts, Instrument Development
Last Updated: 9/7/18