Development of longwave IR colloidal quantum dot solar cell and Development of high throughput characterization methods for solution processed IR colloidal quantum dot solar cells

The potential candidates will help QD solar develop a nano-technology based solar cell using Colloidal Quantum Dots. The research will be focus on the Infrared (IR) portion of the sun’s energy spectrum where standard silicon solar cells are not effective at converting solar energy into electrical energy. More specifically this project will target longwave IR and when combined with QD Solar’s focus on shorter wavelength IR, will create a more complete offering to the marketplace. In addition, a second part of this project will provide a repeatable and automatable way to electrically and optically measure/characterize the IR quantum dots.

James Fan
Olivier Ouellette
Faculty Supervisor: 
Farid Najm
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