Energy Research at the University of Washington

Larry R. Dalton

Energy Research Area: Two Areas: (1) Novel photovoltaic devices based on metamaterials and (2) electro-optic materials and silicon photonics for development of energy efficient integrated electronic/photonic chips for telecommunications, computing, defense/homeland security, transportation, and medical diagnostics.

B. Seymour Rabinovitch Chair Professor of Chemistry/Chemistry/Arts & Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry

Two areas of research are pursued: (1) Novel photovoltaic devices based on metamaterials and (2) electro-optic materials and silicon photonics for development of energy efficient integrated electronic/photonic chips for telecommunications, computing, defense/homeland security, transportation, and medical diagnostics. Metamaterials and related device architectures are being used to improve photovoltaic efficiency for thin film devices based on a variety of fundamental materials ranging from amorphous silicon to organic semiconductor materials. Our second area of research focuses on energy efficiency technologies, particularly those based on electro-optic technology used in chipscale devices. For example, integration of high efficiency organic electro-optic materials into slotted silicon photonic device structures permits power consumption to be reduced by several orders of magnitude for interconversion of electronic and photonic information.

 The following image illustrates research with Boeing [Joceyln Takayesu, Michael Hochberg, Tom Baehr-Jones, E. Chan, G. Wang, Philip A. Sullivan, Yi Liao, Joshua Davies, Larry R. Dalton, Axel Scherer, and William Krug
The following image illustrates research with Boeing [Joceyln Takayesu, Michael Hochberg, Tom Baehr-Jones, E. Chan, G. Wang, Philip A. Sullivan, Yi Liao, Joshua Davies, Larry R. Dalton, Axel Scherer, and William Krug

Record last updated on March 4th 2013 PST.