Welcome to the Defect Lab at ASU
At the Defect Lab we strive to bring us closer to establishing an efficient platform of energy technologies based on earth abundant and environmentally benign materials that have the potential of achieving terawatt level deployment.
Our work seeks to understand how intrinsic and extrinsic defects of the material affect electrical and optical properties and accordingly engineer the processing steps that will maximize performance. We synthesize and correlate transport properties to structural information gathered mostly by state-of-the art techniques that address the location, composition, chemical state, band structure and nearest neighbors environment of defects in a wide variety of semiconductors.
Mandy wins best poster award at the 19th International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices, Congratulations!read more
Mandy Lewis wins Best Poster Award in Area 4 at the 46 th IEEE PVSC, Chicago, IL for her work entitled: “Angular Dependence of Bifacial Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells for High Latitudes” Congratulations Mandy !!!read more
ASU / Crystal Sonic move to the Finals of Round 1 of the American-Made Solar Prize Find out more here!read more
Prof. Bertoni named Palais Distinguish Faculty Scholar Find out more here!read more
Crystal Sonic Wins Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative Find out more here!read more
Read Symposium X—Frontiers of Materials Research Press...read more
Amidst a final field dominated by software startups, Crystal Sonic impresses crowd with materials science in this leading MIT business plan competition.read more
Pablo Guimera Coll succeeded in the ASU Venture Devils competition bringing home the first funding into the newly formed Crystal Sonic.read more
Defect Lab won a second place prize for the first annual Laboratory Safety Innovation Award, sponsored by ASU's Laboratory Safety Committee in conjunction with Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) and the office of Knowledge Enterprise Development. The lab received...read more
Sebastian took home the gold for the 2017 NSF-ERC Perfect Pitch Contest! This is the second time a Defect Lab member has won the contest, the first being Pablo Coll in 2015. In the contest, Sebastian represented QESST (Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar...read more