Dr. Katherine (Kate) Fountaine

Visitor / Collaborator

Solar Fuels



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.

Available Publications


High Broadband Light Transmission for Solar Fuels Production Using Dielectric Optical Waveguides in TiO2 Nanocone Arrays

Sisir Yalamanchili, Erik Verlage, Wen-Hui Cheng, Katherine T. Fountaine, Philip R. Jahelka, Paul A. Kempler, Rebecca Saive, Nathan S. Lewis, and Harry A. Atwater
Nano Letters (2020) - Nanophotonics Photovoltaics

High Broadband Light Transmission for Solar Fuels Production Using Dielectric Optical Waveguides in TiO2 Nanocone Arrays

Sisir Yalamanchili, Erik Verlage, Wen-Hui Cheng, Katherine T. Fountaine, Philip R. Jahelka, Paul A. Kempler, Rebecca Saive, Nathan S. Lewis, and Harry A. Atwater
NANO Letters, Nano Lett. 2020, 20, 502−508 (2020) - Nanophotonic Materials and Devices Nanophotonics Photovoltaics

High Spectral Resolution Plasmonic Color Filters with Subwavelength Dimensions

Dagny Fleischman, Katherine T. Fountaine, Colton R. Bukowsky, Giulia Tagliabue, Luke A. Sweatlock and Harry A. Atwater
ACS Photonics (2019) - Nanophotonics Plasmonics

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