Welcome to the web site of the Renewable Energy Laboratory where Dr. Svetlana Neretina and her research team are advancing materials preparation techniques which will give rise to the nanostructured photonic surfaces needed to power photovoltaic devices, photocatalyze important chemical reactions and act as the optical sensing elements for the detection of chemical and biological species. Our vision is one where the photonic surfaces needed to realize these functionalities will best be achieved through a multidisciplinary approach which combines the solution-based techniques typically practiced by chemists with the substrate-based fabrication techniques which are the cornerstone of the digital revolution. With a focus on substrate-based noble metal nanostructures comprised of gold, silver, palladium and platinum, our aim is to develop the synthetic protocols required to fabricate organized surfaces of intricate nanostructures, establish the mechanistic framework needed chemically control their formation, determine whether the expected functionalities are realized and prototype devices which demonstrate functionality. I invite you to explore our web site to obtain a more in-depth understanding of the exciting work being carried out by my remarkable team.
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
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.