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Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena received his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut, and conducted his work at the Center for Clean Energy Engineering and the Institute of Materials Science. His work focused on the study of conducting porous metal oxide materials, such as doped tin oxide aerogels, and their use in dye-sensitized solar cells. His PhD was funded by a NSF GK-12 Graduate fellowship, which allowed him to teach and mentor high school students for 3 years, as well as conduct cutting-edge research.
Juan-Pablo later spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Anders Hagfeldt, and in close collaboration with the group of Prof. Michael Grätzel at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Where he worked on perovskite solar cell research focusing on understanding the interfacial electronic dynamics in the perovskite solar cell. He helped develop new strategies to improve device performance, which lead to world-record efficiencies.
Juan-Pablo then joined the group of Prof. Tonio Buonassisi at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and was awarded a Department of Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship. He worked on synchrotron-based characterization techniques to understand the relationship between elemental homogeneity and electronic properties in perovskite solar cells.
Juan-Pablo’s group focuses on the understanding and control of low-cost semiconductor electronic dynamics at the nanoscale, particularly in solar cell and light emitting diode applications. New deposition techniques are being developed in our group, with emphasis on low equipment cost and high throughput.
Current projects include:
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