QESST research program engages students in technology, application

When they first arrived at Arizona State University, Hilario Pio-Martinez and Victoria Chavez, two students from the Tohono O’odham Community College, felt intimidated. Neither is an engineer and they were embarking on a five-week, intensive photovoltaic technology research program as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduates through the Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies […]

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QESST Scholar Inaugural Winner of 2012 Fulbright U.S. Climate Change Scholarship

Steven Limpert, a recent graduate in electrical engineering from Arizona State University, is the 2012 Fulbright Postgraduate Alumni Scholar, and also is the inaugural winner of the 2012 Fulbright U.S. Climate Change Scholarship. Through his Fulbright, Steven will spend a year at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), undertaking work towards a PhD at […]

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QESST Scholar Wins 38th IEEE PVSC Best Student Oral Presentation Award

Akhil Mehrotra, QESST Scholar from the University of Houston, was awarded the Best Student Oral Presentation Award at the 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) award ceremony on Friday, June 8, 2012 in Austin, Texas. Akhil’s winning oral was titled “Superior Radiation and Dislocation Tolerance of IMM Space Solar Cells.”  In the photo, Akhil accepts his award […]

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Workshop on Characterization and Modeling of Solar Cells

Workshop 2012

Photovoltaics is cost competitive in a number of markets, but advances in cell technology are necessary to spread PV systems worldwide and reach terawatt scale. To leap ahead in PV technologies requires strategies for facilitating the rapid implementation of advanced device structures, e.g. selective emitters and rear point contacts. Furthermore, integrating new processing techniques and […]

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QESST First Annual Site Visit Review

QESST scholar, Katie Nelson, discusses her poster on QESST educational initiatives with members of the NSF/DOE site visit team.  During the two-day site visit, QESST scholars presented their research during a poster session attended by the site visit team, QESST faculty and scholars from all eight QESST universities, and potential industry consortium members.  Selected QESST […]

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