Title ：Progress in understanding perovskite materials and manufacturing of efficient solar modules
Department of Applied Physical Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Time：9:00 AM MAY 4, 2018
Venue：911-401, Dushu Lake Campus
Received his PhD degree in Material Science and Engineering from the University of California-Los Angeles in 2007 with Professor Yang Yang. After working in Agiltron Inc. as a research scientist for two years, he joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009 as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2014, and professor in 2016. He joined the faculty in the department of Applied Physical Sciences of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017. His current research interests include solution processed electronic materials for applications in sensing, energy and consumer electronics. He has authored over 150 publications, and over 20 patents, 6 book chapters and 2 book. He served as the Chair of Material Engineering PhD Program at UNL, and was awarded as William E. Brooks Engineering Leadership Fellow in 2014, and Susan J. Rosowski University Professorship in 2015. He has received several awards including Edgerton Innovation Award (2012), NSF CAREER Award (2013), and DOD Young Investigator Award (2010).
The research of halide perovskite solar cells continues to boom with device energy conversion efficiency approaching that of single crystal silicon solar cells. Many unique properties have been discovered in halide perovskites, which may or maynot explain the high efficiency in solution processed polycrystalline solar cells. I will present the advance in understanding the optoelectronic properties and electromechanical properties. Our progress of material and device engineering of perovskite solar cells will also be presented and scaling up for commercialization will be briefed. The discovery of the extraordinary properties enables new application of halide perovskite in photodetectors, memristors, radiation detection beyond solar cells.