Tag: Organic Solar Cells

ECpE’s Dalal Organizes Indo-US Organic Solar Cells Workshop

This summer, U.S. and Indian scientists met at a workshop to foster international collaborations while improving organic solar cells. Vikram Dalal, Thomas M. Whitney Professor in Electrical Engineering and Director of the Microelectronics Research Center (MRC), is one of the event’s three principal organizers. The other organizers are National Renewable Energy Lab’s David Ginley and Indian Institute … Continue reading ECpE’s Dalal Organizes Indo-US Organic Solar Cells Workshop

Iowa State, Nazarbayev University partner for organic solar cell research

The safe, effective production of clean energy is a worldwide undertaking, so it’s only natural for researchers at Iowa State University to collaborate with scientists from around the world to develop solutions. Vikram Dalal, Director of the Iowa State Microelectronics Research Center and Thomas Whitney Professor in electrical and computer engineering, has developed a collaborative … Continue reading Iowa State, Nazarbayev University partner for organic solar cell research

A computational approach to improving organic solar cells

Integrating computational thinking with experimental analysis in renewable energy research, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is focused on designing better organic solar cells. The computational tools he is developing will help classify and characterize the way the plastic thin film cells respond to different conditions and configurations. He explains that doing this work … Continue reading A computational approach to improving organic solar cells

Sumit Chaudhary

Chaudhary’s quest to improve organic solar cell efficiency gains traction with new approach and funding

An engineering professor’s plan to introduce ferroelectrics into the organic layers used to fabricate polymer solar cells may be the ingredient that could make the technology available to consumers in the very near future. Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Sumit Chaudhary says ferroelectric materials, which act like dipoles with a positive and negative … Continue reading Chaudhary’s quest to improve organic solar cell efficiency gains traction with new approach and funding