Category: QESST Scholar Achievements

QESST Student to appear on Arizona PBS (tonight)

Finally, QESST graduate student Joe Karas will appear on Arizona PBS (tonight) August 1st. He’ll be talking about his volunteer work with the nonprofit, nonpartisan climate advocacy group Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Catch the show live at 5:30pm/10pm on Channel 8 locally, or on On Twitter:

Solar Energy Harvesting Shingles at the University of Delaware

Outcome/Accomplishment: Bob Opila, QESST faculty from the University of Delaware, partnered with Faculty Advisor, Liyun Wang of the Mechanical engineering department, leading five mechanical engineering seniors (Team 109) in designing solar energy harvesting shingles. Andrew Koster, Colleen Gegeckas, Kangning Guo, Kenneth Eland and Jessica Booth chose the solar shingles over 20 other projects for their […]

QESST Scholar gives an extended oral talk at IEEE PVSC

Outcome/Accomplishment QESST scholar Antony Aguilar was invited to present the extended oral talk at the 2016 IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference in Portland, Oregon. Antony presented the paper, Development of Cu Plating for Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells, representing the High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cell (HESSC) team directed by QESST faculty, Stuart Bowden. Co-authors included other QESST […]

QESST Scholar Awarded Graduate Education Completion Fellowship

Jen Fuller, a QESST ERC and CSPO (Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes) scholar has been awarded a Graduate Education Completion Fellowship for Spring 2015 in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University (ASU). Completion Fellowships are awarded to support a student’s degree completion of a PhD, and are […]

Student’s energy powers research, athletics

Natasa Vulic is helping improve the efficiency of solar cells to meet future energy demand. She began her research in ASU’s Solar Power Lab as an ASU undergraduate in Barrett, The Honors College and is continuing as a graduate student. Her outlet from all that mental work is running up to 90 miles per week […]

Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Program

On Friday April 12, students in the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) program presented their semester projects. QESST was well represented, six QESST Scholars presented their work. Five of these scholars participated in Testbed 1 the Student Led Pilotline.  Dr. Stuart Bowden is the supervisor of the pilot line and he was assisted by two […]

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 […]

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 […]