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DEfECT Lab: Defect Engineering for Energy Conversion Technologies

DEfECT Lab: Defect Engineering for Energy Conversion Technologies

Nicholas Theut

Nicholas Theut

Graduate Student

I was born in Phoenix, AZ and I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering in May 2019. During my undergraduate studies, I participated in a Nanotechnology REU program through the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta as well as a Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) process engineering internship at IM Flash Technologies in Salt Lake City. I am now pursuing a Master’s in Materials Science and Engineering at ASU. I began working with the Defect Lab in November 2016 as an undergraduate. Initially, I was involved in electrochemical capacitance voltage (ECV) measurements of silicon and III-V semiconductor wafers and the fabrication and characterization of zinc and tin oxynitrides. In my current research, I am investigating the effects of water and humidity on the degradation of solar module polymer encapsulants and solar cell performance during prolonged damp heat tests. Outside of the lab, I enjoy sailing, skeet shooting, tinkering, and jamming out to my favorite music.