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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.



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

10/9/15:  Our research is highlighted by NSF in Science Nation


10/9/15:  Chenchen Yang joins the MOE Lab.  Welcome aboard!

10/5/15:  John’s paper on Organic Salts for Deep NIR Photovoltaics Approaching the Excitonic Voltage Limit  is published in Advanced Energy Materials.  Congratulations!

9/26/15:  Paddy’s paper on Phosphorescent Nanocluster Light Emitting Diodes is accepted in Advanced Materials.  Congratulations!

8/18/15:  Dr. Lunt is recognized by the Technology Review as one of this year’s Top Innovators Under 35

8/15/15:  Dr. Lunt is awarded the American Physical Society’s Ovshinksy Sustainable Energy Fellowship.

 American Physical Society


 8/3/15:  Yimu Zhao defends her thesis. Congratulations Dr. Zhao! 


 7/1/15:  Dr. Lunt gives invited talk on Organic Epitaxy at 2015 Gordon Conference:  Crystal Growth & Assembly. 








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