David joined the Atwater group in 2015. He works on the design, characterization, and fabrication of waveguides and coatings for Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSC’s) with the ultimate goal of designing a novel solar device that combines traditional, flat-plate Silicon photovoltaics with active LSC’s to achieve high efficiencies at a substantially lower manufacturing cost. David completed his undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College with a double major in Applied Mathematics and Physics with a minor in Computer Science. His previous research investigated alternative, biohybrid solar devices at both Bowdoin College and at Vanderbilt University, with an emphasis in developing a Photosystem I (PSI), Silicon photovoltaic cell.
David R. Needell , Ognjen Ilic, Colton R. Bukowsky , Zach Nett, Lu Xu, Junwen He, Haley Bauser, Benjamin G. Lee , John F. Geisz , Ralph G. Nuzzo, A. Paul Alivisatos, and Harry A. Atwater
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics (2018) - Photovoltaics