Kate joined the Atwater Group in July 2010 to pursue her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering as an NSF Fellow after receiving her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara in June 2010. The main focus of her research is on mesoscale (um-cm) design of photoelectrochemical devices for the efficient production of renewable fuels with the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). She is primarily interested in the remarkable optical phenomena that arise in nanostructured semiconductors and how to best utilize their light trapping properties to maximize device efficiency.
Experimental Demonstration of >230° Phase Modulation in Gate-Tunable Graphene−Gold Reconfigurable Mid-Infrared Metasurfaces
Michelle C. Sherrott, Philip W. C. Hon, Katherine T. Fountaine, Juan C. Garcia, Samuel M. Ponti, Victor W. Brar, Luke A. Sweatlock, and Harry A. Atwater
Nano Letters (2017) - Metamaterials
Photon and carrier management design for nonplanar thin-film copper indium gallium selenide photovoltaics
Colton R. Bukowsky, Jonathan Grandidier, Katherine T. Fountaine, Dennis M. Callahan, Billy J. Stanbery, Harry A. Atwater
Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells (2017) - Photovoltaics