Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Graduation date: Spring 2022
FURI | Spring 2021
Electrically Assisted 3D Printing of Perovskite Film for Solar Cell Fabrication
This research project aims to control the density and morphology of the 3D printed nanofilm for optimum energy conversion efficiency. To fabricate individual solar cell layers, an additive manufacturing (AM) process is used in conjunction with an electric field. Challenges include accurately controlling the parameters to produce an even density coating. In this project, printing parameters such as voltage, distance, and extrusion speed will be adjusted to develop the ideal micro/nanostructure. Post-process techniques will include annealing procedures to further refine the substrate. Upon successful completion of this project, the research could lead to a shift in the solar cell manufacturing approach.
Mentor: Xiangjia Li
Sponsored project | Spring 2021
W. L. Gore & Associates is a uniquely creative, product leadership enterprise that has served a variety of global markets for 60 years, and provides innovative solutions that its associates stand behind. Gore established funds to support undergraduate students in the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative program and graduate students in the Master’s Opportunity for Research in Engineering program, and values student-driven research and developing relationships with students in the programs.