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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.


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 Alex!

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

10/23/17: Chrisís paper on organic salt anions is accepted in Scientific Reports.† Congratulations!†††

9/20/17: Dianyiís paper on aqueous precursors for high efficiency perovskite solar cells is accepted in Advanced Science.† Congratulations!†

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

8/9/17: Alex Renny defends his Masters thesis.† Congratulations!

8/8/17: Peggy defends her PhD.† Congratulations Dr. Young!

7/13/17: Our collaboration on NIR absorbing composite perovskite photodetectors accepted in Advanced Functional Materials.† Congratulations!

6/27/17: Mattís paper on organic salt photovoltaics is Featured on the Cover of Sustainable Energy & Fuels.† Congratulations!

4/18/17: Dr. Lunt awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award by the MSU Senior Class Council!

3/30/17:† Margaret Young awarded the second place Fitch Beach Award from the College of Engineering.† Congratulations!††

3/18/17: Dr. Lunt honored for his service to student organizations at the Engineering Awards Luncheon!†

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




© 2011-2018 Richard Lunt, MSU

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