Alex Martinson is an expert in photovoltaics, atomic layer deposition and solar energy conversion.
Alex’s current research focuses on new routes to high efficiency photovoltaics designed to use affordable and earth abundant materials. He aims to identify and exploit novel optoelectronic phenomenon that enable fundamentally new approaches to solar energy conversion.
Recent studies have included the use of atomic layer deposition to grow high surface area transparent and conductive photoelectrodes for application in dye-sensitized solar cells, a new route to hematite thin films for solar fuels production, and a surface synthetic strategy for thin film photovoltaics using ultrathin absorber layers.
To date, he has 17 publications and holds one U.S. patent in the fields of solar energy and chemistry.