Our research investigates semiconductor bulk- and nano-materials such as nano-films, nano-wires, and nano-crystal thin-films

Our particular interest is in low-cost, non-toxic, earth-abundant materials that, through various nano-fabrication routes, can be useful energy materials

Our core material of interest is silicon.

We aim to enhance the electronic, optical and thermal properties of silicon-based materials through changes at the nano-scale – usually involving nano-fabrication, nano-structuring, or the introduction of nano-scale defects

This makes these semiconductors better for applications in energy harvesting devices, such as photovoltaic cells or thermoelectric generators

While our research often starts at the nano-scale, it doesn’t stop there – we build and test macro-scale demonstrator devices based on our material innovations