Professor

Sean Shaheen

Sean Shaheen

Professor, ECEE Department • Professor by Courtesy, Department of Physics • Faculty of the Materials Science & Engineering Program • Fellow, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) • Joint Appointee, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Photonics for Energy

Visiting Reseachers

Rachith S N

Rachith S N

Doctoral Fellow
IMO-IMOMEC • Functional Materials Engineering (FME)
Rachith is a Ph.D. researcher from the University of Hasselt, Belgium. He is visiting CU Boulder through an international mobility funding from the Research Foundation – Flanders, Belgium. His project at CU Boulder will investigate the influence of plasmonic nanoparticles on organic semiconducting and hybrid perovskite materials. In his recent work, he has investigated the use of organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposites as functional layers for efficient organic light-emitting diodes. As part...

Graduate Research Associates

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Spencer Hall

Ph.D. Student
Physics
Spencer recently graduated with a B.S. in Physics from CU Boulder. He will be continuing on as a Ph.D. student in Fall 2021. His research interests are focused on modeling and experiment of carrier dynamics in perovskite thin films and photovoltaics.
Lauren Hurley

Lauren Hurley

Ph.D. Student
ECEE
Lauren graduated with a B.S. in Physics from Villanova University in 2021 and has spent the last year at the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay as a Fulbright Advanced Student, carrying out work on perovskite materials and devices. For more on her Fullbright experience, see her recent interview Lauren Hurley, advanced student in energy engineering .
Vesta Zhelyaskova

Vesta Zhelyaskova

Ph.D. Candidate
ECEE
Vesta Zhelyaskova is a Ph.D. student and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program awardee in the ECEE department. She has studied the growth and chemical doping of organic thin films for superconductivity and is currenlty working on perovskite photovoltaic materials and devices. She previously received her B.S. in physics from the University of Florida.

Research Associates

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Michael Stark

B.S. Physics, 2021
Michael recently graduated with his B.S. in Physics. He has a passion for physical chemistry and innovations in photonics. He is working on materials and characterization for photon upconversion via the mechanism of cooperative energy pooling (CEP).

Undergraduate Researchers

Miller Vu

Miller Vu

REU Student • Summer 2022
Miller is a student in the Class of 2024 at Emory University studying engineering physics and applied mathematics. He has previously conducted sociological research on stereotyping and biophysical research on how snake anatomy and locomotion are correlated. He will be spending the summer of 2022 studying photon upconversion through CU Boulder's Physics/JILA REU and hopes to teach physics someday.

Former Group Members