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


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 Photontics (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

Life Cycle Assessment of tandem LSC-Si devices

Marina M Lunardi, David Needell, Haley Bauser, Megan Phelan, Dr. Harry Atwater and Richard Corkish.
(2019)