Group Leader

Sean Shaheen

Sean Shaheen

Associate Professor and Graduate Studies Chair, ECEE Department • Associate Professor by Courtesy, Department of Physics • Fellow, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) • Joint Appointee, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Photonics for Energy

Postdoctoral Researchers

Prachi Sharma

Prachi Sharma

Postdoctoral Researcher
RASEI
Prachi received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY. Her Ph.D. research was focused on the fabrication and characterization of high responsivity metal-oxide nanomaterials-based photodetectors for smart lighting applications. Before joining CU Boulder, she was with Intel as a process engineer working on photolithography tools. Her current research focuses on simulation and optimization of perovskite-based photovoltaic modules and synthesis and characterization of perovskite and organic thin...

Graduate Students

Jake Perez

Jake Perez

M.S. Student, Electrical Engineering
Jake works on computational simulations of perovskite photovoltaic modules, with the goal of optimizing the circuit layout of the module for power efficiency and resilience.
Vesta Zhelyaskova

Vesta Zhelyaskova

Ph.D. Student, Electrical Engineering
Vesta Zhelyaskova is a Ph.D. student in the ECEE department, having received her B.S. in physics from the University of Florida. She studies the growth and chemical doping of organic thin films for superconductivity and related phenomena, as part of multi-PI effort funded by the Keck Foundation.

Undergraduate Students

Hurley

Lauren Hurley

REU Student (Remote), Summer 2020 • B.S. Student, Physics, Villanova University
Lauren is a rising senior studying Physics at Villanova University. Her past research projects include studying the iron core of ferritin with Mossbauer spectroscopy, and investigating new polymer electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries. This summer, she is working on modelling the dynamics of hot carriers in perovskite solar cells.
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Michael Stark

B.S. Student, Physics
Michael is sophomore studying physics with a passion for physical chemistry and innovations in renewable energy production. He works under the guidance of Cody Sharp on photonic upconversion research.
Jiselle Ye

Jiselle Ye

B.S. Student, Electrical Engineering
Jiselle works on computational simulations of perovskite photovoltaic modules, with the goal of optimizing the circuit layout of the module for power efficiency and resilience. She is working on a Python implementation of the necessary code.

Former Group Members