Welcome to the Renewable Energy Laboratory where Dr. Svetlana Neretina and her research team are fabricating II-VI semiconductors for next-generation photovoltaic devices. The team aims to devise and provide a fundamental understanding of exotic growth modes which give rise to thin films and nanostructured materials superior to those fabricated through traditional means. The use of catalysts, surfactants, self-assembly, selective epitaxy, interface engineering, and graphoepitaxy all provide attractive avenues for manipulating growth pathways. The materials produced will be incorporated into solar cell architectures to determine if the superior properties translate into improved solar cell performance. We invite you to explore our website and familiarize yourself with our exciting efforts.
Pouyan Farzinpour and Aarthi Sundar receive their Ph.D. degrees at the 2014 Commencement
May 2014 Dr. Pouyan Farzinpour (left) and Dr. Aarthi Sundar (right) after the graduation ceremorny.
Microwave Plasma Reactor
April 2013 Senior Design team (Zack Eskin, Stephen Ng, Jason Martin, Matt Bruns) constructed the microwave plasma reactor.
Pennsylvania Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Festival
September 17 2011 Dr. Neretina was invited to give a talk entitled “Next Generation Solar Cells: Challeges and Opportunities” at the Pennsylvania Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Festival, Kempton, PA.
NSF Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE)
June 1 2011 Dr. Neretina’s NSF Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) grant supports 7 undergraduate summer internships.
September 15 2010 Solar Simulator Workstation Assembled for Renewable Energy Teaching Laboratory (Pouyan Farzinpour, Ian Harding).
Master’s Student Daniel Gicuki
August 2010 Masters student Daniel Gicuki is working on his project.
Women’s Engineering Exploration (WE2)
July 2010 Dr. Neretina’s lab welcomes high school students to Temple’s WE2 program (Women’s Engineering Exploration).