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Spring 2018

The Solar Energy Research Group and Energy Systems Research Group welcome Kyle Weideman and Zewei Chen respectively

Fall 2017

Prof. Rakesh Agrawal received the Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research during the 2017 AIChE National Meeting.

Swapnil Deshmukh, Zheyu Jiang, Radhakrishna Tumbalamgooty, Taufik Ridha, and Parham Mobed presented their works during the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting

Swapnil Deshmukh is recognized at the Chemical Engineering GSO Graduate Research Symposium for Best Poster in the Materials and Nanotechnology Category

Prof. Rakesh Agrawal gives the prestigious Denckwerts Memorial Lecture titled “Challenges and Opportunities for Chemical Engineering in an Emerging Solar Economy” at the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Barcelona, Spain (October 2017).

Spring 2017

Swapnil Deshmukh and Ryan Ellis attend the Hands on Photovoltaic Experience (HOPE) educational conference and present their work on solution processed CIGSSe

Scott McClary and Joseph Andler’s paper titled, “Solution-Processed Copper Arsenic Sulfide Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications” is published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry C


Resources for Graduate Students

Professional Development and Communication Skills

Registration for Professional Development Programs offered by GSPD:


Spring 2017 Communications Workshops including “Communicating Via Email,” “Conference Abstracts,” “Designing and Giving a Poster Presentation,” and many more:


Educational Resources

PV Education Webpage, offering a wide variety of information on various photovoltaic technologies:


  • As a part of NREL’s HOPE program, Dr. Caleb Miskin and Graduate Student Scott McClary contributed to PV education by adding new materials systems and concepts. Their CZTSSe page is now live at: http://pveducation.org/pvcdrom/materials/cztsse