MSE Seminar Series: Wei Wu
Friday, November 20, 2015
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
Sr. Research Investigator
Micro- and Nano-Structured Thin-Films for Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Applications
Thin-film materials and structures have been widely used for many areas, such as renewable energy and consumer electronics. In the seminar, two research topics will be presented related to thin-film photovoltaics and transparent conductors. Firstly, I’ll present a non-vacuum process to produce earth-abundant thin-film PV absorber from nano-particle solutions, CuZnSn(S,Se) (CZTSSe). Detailed microstructures and film characterizations along with the PV device modeling will be presented to understand the device performance and possible improvement areas. Secondly, I’ll also show the design, modeling and fabrication of a surface plasmonic enhanced nano-structured transparent conductive film.
About the Speaker
Wei Wu has been a Senior Research Investigator at DuPont Central Research and Development since 2011. He received B.S. in Microelectronics from Peking University, Beijing, China, and Ph.D. in Solid State and Photonics in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, IL. His research interests include photovoltaic and optoelectronic materials, structures, and devices, infrared detectors, and nanophotonics. He has published over 40 articles in refereed scientific journals and conference proceedings.