Quantum Confinement Solar Cell

Quantum confined structures (wells, wires, dots) provide several advantages for next-generation solar cells. We are exploring the use of atomic layer deposition for fabrication of various photovoltaic components, including quantum dots, thin barrier layers, and transparent electrodes.

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) remain a strong candidate for economically viable, high efficiency energy conversion devices. We focus on engineering the electrode and the electrolyte of SOFCs with our expertise in atomic layer deposition (ALD).


By combining Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) in a single reaction chamber, we aim to control the growth of individual nanostructures for studies on their applicability to photovoltaics and energy storage.


Investigation of photosynthetic membrane proteins by Atomic Force Microscopy in situ for direct extraction of electricity from plant cells