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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.




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

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

3/20/14:  Postdoc positions available for crystalline growth and photovoltaics.   Please email Dr. Lunt for more information.

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, Vasiliy Sharikov-Bass, 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!


9/10/13:  Yimu’s work on Solar Concentrators highlight on Back Cover of Adv. Energy Mat.!



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9/1/13:  Dr. Lunt awarded DOE BES grant




7/24/13:  Outreach efforts highlighted in the State News





6/18/13:  Dr. Lunt and UE Inc. awarded NSF STTR grant.


5/20/13: Dr. Lunt receives DuPont Young Professor Award





3/23/13: Yimu, Sean, and Dr. Lunt present at APS!


3/19/13:  Yimu’s work on Solar Concentrators is published in Adv. Energy Materials.   Congrats! 






3/19, 3/21 Dr. Lunt chairs Organic Electronics and Photonics sessions at APS




1/1/13:  Dr. Lunt receives NSF CAREER Award









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