About carolina.ilie

Carolina C. Ilie is Associate Professor of Physics at State University of New York at Oswego, the recipient of the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence and the Provost’s Award for Mentoring in Scholarly and Creative Activity. She received her Ph.D. in Physics from University of Nebraska at Lincoln, under the direction of Professor Peter Dowben and has a M.Sc. in Physics from the Ohio State University. The focus of Carolina Ilie’s group is dynamics at surfaces, electric transport properties of organic thin films, and capillary condensation. In 2016 she published “Electromagnetism: Problems and Solutions” with SUNY Oswego alumnus Zachariah Schrecengost.

The future of solar energy is . . . an inkjet printer?!

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Printable perovskites

To increase our use of solar energy, we need to create more efficient, stable, and cost-effective solar cells. What if we could use an inkjet printer to fabricate them? A new type of solar cell uses a class of materials called perovskites, which have a special crystal structure that interacts with light in a way that produces an electric voltage. We've developed a method to produce perovskite thin films using an inket printer, which in the future could pave the way to manufacture solar cells that are surprisingly simple and cheap.

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