Energy Research at the University of Washington

Lilo D. Pozzo

Energy Research Area: Our group is focused on engineering the structure and processing of soft materials for use in thin-film solar cells. Neutron and x-ray scattering techniques are also used to probe the bulk morphology of energy related materials from sub-nano to micrometer length scales.

Associate Professor
College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering

The Pozzo group is primarily interested in exploring and developing structure-property relationships in soft materials. Our current interests in energy are focused on understanding the role of structural morphology in determining and controlling the performance of thin film polymer solar cells that can be mass produced at low cost. We primarily use bulk material probes based on scattering techniques (neutrons and x-rays) to correlate this structure to the photonic, electrochemical and mechanical properties of new materials. Our aim is to develop transformational processing technologies that will result in more efficient, less expensive and also more stable solar cell devices.

Properties of solar cell materials are determined by structural features occurring over multiple length scales.
Properties of solar cell materials are determined by structural features occurring over multiple length scales.

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Record last updated on July 9th 2014 PST.