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Welcome! The MOE Lab at Michigan State University† focuses on inorganic and organic excitonic materials for solar energy production and therapeutics.† 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 material 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.


1/15/21: Aungkan Sen join the MOE Lab.† Welcome aboard!

5/1/20:† Chenchen Yang wins the Fitch Beach Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award.† Congratulations!

11/13/19: Deannaís and Mattís Paper on Tuning Photoxicty of Organic Salts in Cancer is highlighted on the front page of MSU Today and more than a dozen other media outlets.† Congratulations!†

10/31/19: Chenchenís papers on How to Report Transparent PVs and Solar Concentrators are published as companion articles in Joule.† Congratulations!††

8/13/19: Pei defends his PhD.† Congratulations Dr. Chen!

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




© 2011-2021 Richard Lunt, MSU

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