Dr. Pilar Espinet

Postdoc

Metamaterials, Photovoltaics

626-395-1969



Pilar Espinet-González received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain, in 2005 and her Ph.D. in solar energy from the Solar Energy Institute (IES) – Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in 2012. Her research and dissertation were focused on the modeling, characterization and reliability of concentrator multijunction solar cells. She has recently joined Caltech as a post-doctoral researcher in the Atwater Group and is exploring the development of concentrator photovoltaic systems for terrestrial and space applications.

Available Publications


Nanowire Solar Cells: A New Radiation Hard PV Technology for Space Applications

Pilar Espinet-Gonzalez, Enrique Barrigón, Yang Chen, Gaute Otnes, Giuliano Vescovi, Colin Mann, John V. Lloyd, Don Walker, Michael D. Kelzenberg, Ingvar A° berg, Magnus Borgström, Lars Samuelson, and Harry A. Atwater
IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, VOL. 10, NO. 2, MARCH 2020 (2020) - Nanophotonic Materials and Devices Space Solar Power

An ultralight concentrator photovoltaic system for space solar power harvesting

Emily C. Warmanna, Pilar Espinet-Gonzaleza, Nina Vaidya, Samuel Loke, Ali Naqavi, Tatiana Vinogradova, Michael Kelzenberg, Christophe Leclerc, Eleftherios Gdoutos, Sergio Pellegrino, and Harry A. Atwater
Acta Astronautica (2020) - Photovoltaics Space Solar Power

Development of Lattice-Mismatched GaInAsP for Radiation Hardness

Ryan M. France , Pilar Espinet-Gonzalez , Brian B. Haidet, Kunal Mukherjee, Harvey L. Guthrey , Harry A. Atwater , and Don Walker

IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, VOL. 10, NO. 1, JANUARY 2020 (2020) - Solar Fuels

Radiation Tolerant Nanowire Array Solar Cells

Pilar Espinet-Gonzalez, Enrique Barrigón, Gaute Otnes, Giuliano Vescovi, Colin Mann, Ryan M. France, Alex J. Welch, Matthew S. Hunt, Don Walker, Michael D. Kelzenberg, Ingvar Åberg, Magnus T. Borgström, Lars Samuelson, and Harry A. Atwater
ACS Nano (2019)

A flexible phased array system with low areal mass density

Mohammed Reza M. Hashemi, Austin C. Fikes, Matan Gal-Katziri, Behrooz Abiri, Florian Bohn, Amirreza Safaripour, Michael D. Kelzenberg, Emily L. Warmann,
Pilar Espinet, Nina Vaidya, Eleftherios E. Gdoutos, Christophe Leclerc, Fabien Royer, Sergio Pellegrino, Harry A. Atwater and Ali Hajimiri
Nature Electronics (2019)