May 21, 2018 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader
Please join us in welcoming the newest HEMI Fellow, Prof. Susanna Thon! Prof. Thon is an assistant professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who researches nanomaterials engineering for optoelectronic devices, with a specific focus on renewable energy conversion and storage. She received the 2017 HEMI Seed grant for the project “Defect Formation in Optoelectronic Nanoparticle Films Under Extreme Illumination Conditions,” which aimed to discover the physical identity and formation mechanisms of the performance-limiting defects in CQD-based solar cell and photodetector films under extreme illumination conditions.
She earned her Bachelors degree in Physics from MIT in 2005 and her Masters (2008) and PhD (2010) in Physics from the University of California Santa Barbara.