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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 (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.


7/26/16: Dr. Lunt named 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!

5/23/16: Dr. Dianyi Liu and Nathan Maise join the MOE Lab.  Welcome aboard!

5/18/16: Dr. Lunt Invited to the National Academy of Engineering,  2016 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.  

5/13/16: Dr. Lunt Recognized during Spring Commencement with the Withrow Distinguished Junior Faculty Award


5/1/16: Energy Minor @MSU is now available for F16

1/15/16: Yimu’s article on Transparent Solar Concentrators continues to be Most Accessed article in Advanced Optical Materials for 2014 and 2015.

1/13/16: Paddy’s paper on Phosphorescent Nanoclusters LEDs featured on Frontispiece in Advanced Materials!  Congratulations!

1/1/16:  Dr. Lunt recognized with the 2016 MSU Teacher Scholar Award

1/1/16:  Alex Renny joins the MOE Lab.  Welcome aboard!

12/18/15:  Joe Hagerty Graduates.  Congratulations! 

12/17/15:  Dr. Lunt Featured on MSU Today on light sabers!



11/12/15:  Dr. Lunt Gives Keynote at the BMW Welcomes series on Smart Materials







© 2011-2016 Richard Lunt, MSU

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