Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit (Yabing Qi)
Investigation on Energy Harvesting and Storage Devices with a Surface Science Approach
Challenges associated with energy supply and global warming have raised public awareness of the need to tap alternative “green” energy sources. Substantial research effort has been directed towards efficient and cost-effective energy harvesting devices. Many studies have shown that surfaces and interfaces are of paramount importance in such devices. Here in the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences (EMSS) unit, we are making concentrated effort to investigate relevant surfaces and interfaces with advanced experimental techniques, including scanning probe microscopy, photoemission spectroscopy, and charge transport measurements. The ultimate goal is two-fold: (1) development of innovative methodology and instrumentation for next-generation energy harvesting devices; and (2) fundamental understanding of structure-property relationship in organic and inorganic materials. see News, Research, Publications, Annual Reports, and Research Results Gallery.
- Perovskite solar cells
- Organic electronics
- Structure-property relationships in organic and inorganic materials
Postdoc positions available (More Information):
- Thin-film solar cell (CZTS, CIGS, Perovskite, ...) research;
- Low-temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy;
- LED and/or OLED.
October 3 - 5, 2012
International Symposium on Organic Electronics
January 25 - 29, 2016
International Symposium on Functional Materials
November 27 - December 2, 2016
2016 MRS Fall Meeting - Symposium ES3, “Perovskite Solar Cell Research from Material Properties to Photovoltaic Function.” (Call for Papers)