Energy Materials

The Energy Materials group has published research in areas such as energy environmental application of novel materials and nanostructures for improved performance of dye-sensitized solar cells, dye regeneration, functional semiconductor materials and devices, atomic layer deposition, selective atomic-scale processing, piezo-electric thin films for chemical and biological sensing, as well as advanced laser material processing techniques, nanofabrication, lithium ion batteries research, and materials for energy storage.

Alex Agrios

Research Areas:

  • Energy and environmental applications of nanotechnology
  • Photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion
  • Combined PV/thermal solar collectors
  • Photocatalytic pollutant remediation


Necmi Biyikli

Research Areas:

  • Atomic layer deposition (ALD)
  • Plasma-assisted ALD Electronic materials
  • III-nitride wide bandgap semiconductors and devices
  • Flexible/wearable electronics
  • Nanoscale functional materials for energy, sensing, communication, and computing devices


SeungYeon Kang

Research Areas:

  • Advanced laser materials processing techniques
  • Fundamental principles & application of light-matter interaction
  • Nanofabrication and energy technology

Georges Pavlidis

Research Areas:

  • Electrical and optical thermal metrology techniques (Raman, Thermoreflectance)
  • Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) techniques for thermal and chemical characterization
  • Reliability of Wide/Ultrawide bandgap semiconductors and devices
  • Non-volatile memory devices for neuromorphic computing
  • Radio frequency (RF) and power electronics

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