MSE Areas: Energy storage materials, photovoltaic materials, corrosion, semiconductor materials, nanocrystal synthesis, surface chemistry, chalcogenide materials, finite element modeling, Raman spectroscopy
Stoldt is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at CU-Boulder, where he leads an active research program in the design and processing of nanostructured materials for energy conversion and storage applications, and in the development of processes and materials for microelectromechanical systems reliability. Ongoing research areas include nanoparticle synthesis, thin film deposition, corrosion in semiconductor materials, 3rd generation solar cell development, and the manufacture of composite electrodes for energy storage. Dr. Stoldt has almost 20 years of experience in the fields of materials science and physical chemistry, and has successfully managed or served as co-PI over this time in numerous research contracts from DARPA, the Army Research Office, the DOE, the NSF, NREL, and the State of Colorado. Most recently, he has served as principal investigator on a two-phase DARPA DSO research program involving the development of all-solid-state Li metal batteries. He is a co-founder of Solid Power Inc., a recent CU-Boulder spin-out chartered with the further development of the all-solid-state Li metal battery.
Selected Publications and Accomplishments
Brian E. Francisco, Christina M. Jones, Se-Hee Lee, and Conrad R. Stoldt “Nanostructured all-solid-state supercapacitor based on Li2S-P2S5 glass-ceramic electrolyte,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 (2012) 103902.
Collin R. Becker, Steven Apperson, Christopher J. Morris, Shubhra Gangopadhyay, Luke J. Currano, Wayne A. Churaman, and Conrad R. Stoldt, “Galvanic Porous Silicon Composites for High-Velocity Nanoenergetics,” Nano Letters 11 (2011) 803-807.
David C. Miller, Brad L. Boyce, Ken Gall, and Conrad R. Stoldt, “Galvanic Corrosion Induced Degradation of Tensile Properties in Micromachined Polycrystalline Silicon”, Applied Physics Letters 90 (2007) 191902.