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Welcome! The MOE Lab at Michigan State University  focuses on inorganic and organic excitonic materials for solar energy production and utilization.  We look to exploit oriented, crystalline, nanostructured, and excitonic films through organic-inorganic and organic-organic interactions while studying fundamental relationships between structure and photophysical properties. Ultimately we aim to apply this understanding to enhance device  efficiencies, lifetime, and functionality. 




With the increased awareness for the environmental impact of energy production, and carbon emission in particular, much focus has been placed on renewable energy sources.  It has been shown that solar energy is one of only several alternative energy sources capable of offsetting a major portion of worldwide energy consumption, as shown above (assuming 10% PV efficiency covering 1-2% of all land area).  Data is adapted from N. Lewis, "Global Energy Perspective" 2007 (available online: http://nsl.caltech.edu/files/energy.ppt).  While a multifaceted approach is required to transition away from fossil fuels, solar energy will surely be key to a sustainable future.


3/18/17: Dr. Lunt Honored for his service to student organizations at the Engineering Awards Luncheon. 

3/7/17: The MOE Lab is featured on the BIG 10 Network!

12/6/16: Zach Smith joins the MOE Lab.  Welcome aboard!

12/6/16: Pei’s paper on the homoepitaxy of metal halide crystals is published in Scientific Reports.  Congratulations!

11/28/16: Chenchen’s paper on the limits of visibly transparent LSCs is accepted in Advanced Optical Materials.  Congratulations!

11/15/16: MSU listed as one of the Top 3 Energy Engineering schools in the country by New Engineer!


10/15/16: Matthew Bates joins the MOE Lab.  Welcome aboard!

9/8/16: Pei’s paper on Edge-Nucleation Driven Hetero-Quasiepitaxial Growth of Organic Multilayer Films is featured on the Front Cover of Advanced Materials Interfaces!  Congratulations!

8/21/16: Dhanashree’s paper on air stable lead-free CsSnBr3 perovskite solar cells is published in Nano Energy.  Congratulations!

8/21/16: Lili’s paper on Alkali Halide Interface Addititives in Halide Perovskite Photovoltiacs is published in ACS Materials & Interfaces.  Congratulations!

7/26/16: Dr. Lunt named the Johansen Crosby Endowed Associate Professor

7/21/16: Peggy’s paper on Organic photovoltaics with Near-Infrared Photoresponse up to 1600 nm  in Advanced Optical Materials selected for the Frontispiece !  Congratulations!

7/1/16: Dr. Lunt promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure!


7/1/16: Yimu’s article on Transparent Solar Concentrators continues to be Most Accessed article in Advanced Optical Materials for 2014 and 2015.





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