Wednesday, September 9, 2015
3:30 pm - MSU Bioeconomy Institute Auditorium (MAP)
The MSU Bioeconomy Institute speaker series is free, accessible and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please call (517) 432-4499 for special accomodation. No RSVP required.
Excitonics for Transparent Photovoltaics and Concentrators
The MSU Bioeconomy Institute welcomes Richard R. Lunt, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, to the Holland campus to discuss:
Richard R. Lunt is assistant professor at Michigan State University, where his group focuses on understanding and exploiting excitonic photophysics and molecular crystal growth to develop unique thin-film optoelectronic devices.
He earned his B.ChE. with Honors and Distinction from the University of Delaware in 2004 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 2010. He then worked as a post-doctoral researcher at MIT until 2011.
His work has been featured in Nature, NY Times, Huffington Post, CNN, CBS, and NBC News, among others, and his innovative research has earned him a number of prestigious awards including the NSF CAREER Award, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Mentor Award in Environmental Chemistry, the DuPont Young Investigator Award, and the GPEC Solar Innovation Award. He has 15 patents, the majority of which have been licensed, and recently received the MSU Innovation of Year Award for his development of transparent photovoltaics.
He is also a founder of Ubiquitous Energy Inc., which is commercializing a range of seamless light-harvesting technologies.