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Research Overview

Our researchers investigate materials that are abundant and environmentally benign, with the goal of creating high-efficiency solar cells using ultra-low-cost manufacturing processes. For example, hybrid perovskites are a rapidly improving class of materials for printable solar cells. Perovskites already match the efficiencies found in conventional silicon solar cells and can be printed like newspaper onto flexible materials. In addition, electronic polymers have the potential to transform solar cells—they are already improving consumer electronics, lighting, and displays.

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Brandi Cossairt

Professor of Chemistry

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Daniel Gamelin

UW MEM·C Director

Professor of Chemistry

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David Ginger

CEI Chief Scientist

NW IMPACT Co-Director

Professor of Chemistry

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Devin MacKenzie

Washington Clean Energy Testbeds Technical Director

Washington Research Foundation Innovation Professor in Clean Energy and Associate Professor of MSE and ME

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