Megan Phelan

Graduate Student



Megan is a PhD student in the Materials Science option and joined the Atwater group in September 2017. She graduated from Yale in 2015 with a B.S. in Physics, and her current interests are in high-efficiency photovoltaic devices. Her previous research experience includes capacitance-voltage profiling of III-V photovoltaics, as well as a brief stint at CERN researching Z—>tt decays. Outside of the lab, Megan can be found swimming, running, cooking, and playing water polo.

Available Publications


Silicon Heterojunction Microcells

Maggie M. Potter, Megan E. Phelan, Pradeep Balaji, Phillip Jahelka, Haley C. Bauser, Rebecca D. Glaudell, Cora M. Went, Michael J. Enright, David R. Needell, André Augusto, Harry A. Atwater, and Ralph G. Nuzzo
(2021) - Photovoltaics

Solar power windows: Connecting scientific advances to market signals

David R. Needell, Megan E. Phelan, Jason T. Hartlove, Harry A. Atwater
Energy 219 (2021) 119567 (2021) - Photovoltaics

Outdoor performance of a tandem InGaP/Si photovoltaic luminescent solar concentrator

Megan Phelan, David R. Needell, Haley Bauser, Hanxiao Su, Michael Deceglie, San Theingi, Brent Koscher, Zach Nett, Colton R. Bukowsky, Ognjen Ilic, Paul Stradins, John Geisz, Ralph Nuzzo, A. Paul Alivisatos, Harry A. Atwater
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 223 (2021) 110945 (2021) - Photovoltaics

Photonic Crystal Waveguides for >90% Light Trapping Efficiency in Luminescent Solar Concentrators

Haley C. Bauser, Colton R. Bukowsky, Megan Phelan, William Weigand, David R. Needell, Zachary C. Holman, and Harry A. Atwater
ACS Photonics (2020) - Photovoltaics

Autonomous Light Management in Flexible Photoelectrochromic Films Integrating High Performance Silicon Solar Microcells

Maggie M. Potter, Mikayla A. Yoder, Aaron Petronico, Sean E. Lehman, Bruno G. Nicolau, Michael J. Enright, Megan Phelan, Junwen He, Harry A. Atwater, and Ralph G. Nuzzo
ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3, 1540−1551 (2020) - Photovoltaics