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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.  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.




12/1/14:  Postdoc positions available for crystalline growth and photovoltaics.   Please email Dr. Lunt for more information.

11/5/14:  Dr. Lunt has been named a 2014 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Mentor (details)


11/1/14: Yimu’s paper is most downloaded article in Adv. Opt. Mat.  Congrats!

9/2/14:  Dr. Lunt featured on NPRs Current State (audio link) and front page of the Lansing State Journal

9/1/14:  The MOE Lab is awarded SBIR Phase II Award in collaboration with Ubiquitous Energy Inc.

8/25/14: Book on  Organic Solar Cells: Fundamentals, Devices, and Upscaling, now available .   (see Chapter 2). 

8/1/14: Dr. Rossero joins the Hamann and MOE labs.  Welcome! 

8/1/14: Dr. Lunt helps to organize the 2014 American Vacuum Society Symposium to be held at MSU on August 25th (flyer).  Speaker Schedule and Registration: http://wwwdev.egr.msu.edu/avs2014/



7/16/14: Yimu’s work on Transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrators is highlighted on the cover of the July Issue of Adv. Opt. Mat.  and in MSU Today (Top 3 Most Liked Stories Ever), CNN, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Current State (NPR), Science Daily, and other media outlets in more than 10 languages in over 60 countries .  Congrats!

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7/9/14: MOE Lab Partners with BASF!

5/21/14: Chris’s work on the ZnS n-type buffer layers is published in JAP.  Congrats!

5/7/14: Yimus’s work on Near-Infrared Harvesting Transparent Luminescent Solar Concentrators is published in Adv. Opt. Mat.  Congrats!

4/1/14: Peggy Young wins NSF GRF Honorable Mention.  Congratulations! 

3/21/14: John Suddard is named a 2014 Goldwater Scholar!  Congratulations!

3/20/14: Dr. Moghe joins the MOE Lab. Welcome!

3/4/14:  Yimu and Peggy present at the March 2014 APS Meeting. 


12/9/13:  Dr. Lunt gives invited talk at Energy Materials Nanotechnology (EMN) Fall Meeting. 

11/6/13:  Chris presents his work at AIChE; Dr. Lunt Chairs Session.

10/24/13: Yimu wins second Prize  for the Blue/Green  Poster.  Congratulations!  

10/2/13: Dr. Lunt gives an Invited Talk at SciX on Nanostructured PVs. 

9/30/13:  Pei Chen,  and Yunhua Ding join the MOE Lab.  Welcome aboard!

9/1/13:  Kevin Chase and Brian Wingate join the MOE Lab.  Welcome aboard!

9/11/13: Peggy’s work on the angle dependence of transparent PVs is published in APL.  Congrats!







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