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Michael Jin, Ph.D.

Micheal Jin    

Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

College of Engineering


Academic Background

PhD in Biology, University of Illinois, 1990

PhD in Materials Science & Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001

Areas of Sustainability/Environmental Expertise

Solar cell materials and devices

Solar energy

Summary of Current and Ongoing Research

Development of highly efficient Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film solar cells using sequential process (Private/foreign government funding)

Deposition and fabrication of amorphous silicon solar cells using solution process (NSF proposal pending)

Kinetically controlled nano-morphology of binary organic photovoltaic materials and its effect on photoinduced charge transfer (DOE proposal pending)

Semi-transparent thin-film solar cells for smart window/intrinsic structural defects of transparent conducting oxide (Private/NASA funding)

Awards and Grants

Outstanding Paper, International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2007

NASA Tech Award, 2005

On Sustainability...

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
 – David Brower