Welcome to the Korgel Research Group!

Nanotechnology is the field of applied science at the atomic and molecular scale. Our experimental group focuses on investigating size-tunable material properties, and the self-assembly and fabrication of nanostructures. This multidisciplinary research finds applications in microelectronics, photonics, photovoltaics, spintronics, coatings, sensors and biotechnology. research overview

Dr. Korgel also directs the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Next Generation Photovoltaics.


Fall 2014 Group Photo
Fall 2014


RECENT NEWS

03.23.2015 - TWO POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS are available immediately in the area of Energy Systems Modeling and Analysis. More information available here.

03.02.2015 - Christian Alan Bosoy successfully defends his dissertation entitled "Modeling of Gold Nanocrystal Assemblies in Superlattices and Vesicles, and the Synthesis of Nanocrystals for Low-Temperature Solar Cell Fabrication" He has accepted a job as a Business Intelligence Developer at Epic. Congratulations Dr. Bosoy!

02.17.2015 - Jackson Stolle successfully defends his dissertation entitled "Low Cost Processing of Copper Indium Di Selenide Nanocrystals for PV Devices." He has accepted a job as a process engineer at Maxim Integrated. Congratulations Dr. Stolle!

02.17.2015 - Doug Pernik successfully passed his preliminary exam.

01.20.2015 - Korgel Group is now on Facebook! Like the page to get updates on the research highlights from the group.

01.20.2015 - Philip Liu successfully passed his preliminary exam.

12.04.2014 - Timothy Bogart wins the Best Presenter Award for his talk entitled "High Performance Silicon Nanowire Lithium Ion Battery Anodes" among Nano Portfolio Program Students Presentations.

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT

Multiple Exciton Nanocrystal Photovoltaics

Multiple Exciton Nanocrystal Photovoltaics

As part of our effort to dramatically reduce the cost of solar energy, Jackson Stolle, Taylor Harvey, Doug Pernik, and others have demonstrated multiexciton generation and extraction (MEG) in CuInSe2 nanocrystals solar cells after a photonic curing treatment. MEG has the potential to increase the amount of solar power converted from light to electricity in a photovoltaic by reducing wasted energy during light absorption. The devices treated with a intense light treatment, called photonic curing, exhibited MEG. This work was done in collaboration with NovaCentrix and Dr. Schaller at Argonne National Laboratories and was recently published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters and selected as an ACS Editors' Choice article.

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