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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.† The full solar potential striking the earth (174,000 TW) is† so far off this plot it is outside of whatever building you are in. To fit the practical potential in the plot we assume modules will have 10% efficiency covering only 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.


6/24/19:† Liliís and Peiís paper on CsSnI3 epitaxy is accepted in ACS Appl. Mat.† Interfaces Congratulations!

6/24/19: Dr. Lunt is promoted to Full Professor.

6/4/19: Chenchenís paper on How to Measure Transparent Photovltaics is accepted in Joule.† Congratulations!

3/5/19:† Dr. Lunt joins editorial board of Science Advances as an Associate Editor.†

2/25/19: Dr. Lunt gives an Invited Seminar at the Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technologies Gordon Conference† in Ventura CA

1/31/19:† Dr. Liu is off to start as an Assistant Professor at Westlake University.† Congratulations Dianyi!††

11/28/18: Dr. Lunt gives an Invited Talk at Fall MRS

10/15/18:† Chris Herrera and Isaac King join the MOE Lab.† Welcome aboard!

6/1/18: Paddy defends his PhD.† Congratulations Dr. Kuttipillai!†

3/28/18: Chenchenís paper on ďLimits of Visibly Transparent Luminescent Solar ConcentratorsĒ is selected† Best of Advanced Optical Materials 2017!

3/27/18: Liliís article on Unlocking Halide Perovskite Epitaxy is featured in Nanowerk!

12/6/17: Chris defends his PhD.† Congratulations Dr. Traverse!

11/29/17: Our newest startup (GlowShop) wins the Hatching Finale pitch competition.† Congratulations!

10/23/17: Chrisís paper on highly transparent photovoltaics is published in Nature Energy.† Congratulations!

9/12/17: Liliís paper on halide perovskite epitaxy is published in Advanced Materials Interfaces and selected for the inside cover. Congratulations!

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




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