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1996 "Investigation of surface passivation effects on thin Crystalline silicon solar cell performance," Yibin Bai, PhD., Electrical Engineering

1996 "Pigmented Materials for Light Trapping in Thin-Film Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells," Jeffrey Ellis Cotter, PhD., Electrical Engineering

1996 "Processing, Structure and Diffusion in Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Thin Films for Solar Cells," Marudachalam Marudachalam, PhD., Materials Science and Engineering

1996 "A New Design for Rapid Cooling of Thin Films During Processing," Gregory Norsworthy, Masters, Mechanical Engineering

1996 "Analysis of Thin Film Polycrystalline Cadmium Telluride-Based Solar Cell Devices," Enze Joseph Shan, PhD., Physics and Astronomy

1997 "Alloys in Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells," D. Garth Jensen, PhD., Physics and Astronomy

1997 "Surface Recombination at the Interface of Silicon Grown on a Foreign Substrate by Liquid Phase Epitaxy," David Daniel Smith, PhD., Electrical Engineering

1997 "The Study of Sulfur Diffusion into CdTe Using X-Ray Diffraction," Rajesh Venogopal, Masters, Materials Science and Engineering

1998 "Design, Growth, and Fabrication of Thin Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells with No Front Grid Contacts," Daniel James Aiken, PhD., Electrical Engineering

1999 "Quantitative Determination of the Incorporation of Sulfur in Copper Indium Diselenide Polycrystalline Thin Films," Michael Engelman, PhD., Physics and Astronomy

1999 "Manufacture of Large-Area Copper Indium (Gallium) Diselenide Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications," Gregory M. Hanket PhD., Chemical Engineering

1999 "Copper Indium Diselenide (CuInSe2) Based Solar Cells: Effect of CuInSe2 Films Preparation Conditions and Thickness on Performance," Julius Mwabora, PhD., Physics and Astronomy

2000 "Analysis and Modeling of Hot Wire Chemical Vapor Deposition of Silicon Films," Atul Pant, PhD., Chemical Engineering

2002 "Thermal Modeling of an Evaporation Source Used for Physical Vapor Deposition of Cu(In-Ga) Se2 Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications," Jeffrey Doody, Masters, Materials Science and Engineering

2003 "Physical Vapor Deposition and Analysis of Copper Indium Aluminum Diselenide Thin Films for High Band Gap Solar Cells," Moses Warotua Haimbodi, PhD., Materials Science and Engineering

2003 "Modeling and Control of a Continuous Thermo-Evaporation Process for Production of Thin-Film Photovoltaic Modules," S. Tobias Junker, PhD., Chemical Engineering

2004 "Surface Sulfurization of Copper Indium Diselenide for Application in Solar Cells," Jochen Titus, PhD., Materials Science and Engineering

2004 "Growth and Characterization of Cu(Inx,GA1-x) (Sy,SE1-y)2 Films by Elemental Physical Vapor Deposition," Clifford Yapp, Masters, Materials Science and Engineering

2005 "Deposition and Characterization of Silicon Thin-Films by Aluminum-Induced Crystallization," Ozgenc Ebil, PhD., Materials Science and Engineering

2005 "Imaging of spatial non-uniformities and the characterization of defects in photovoltaic devices using a laser-beam-induced-current (LBIC) mapping technique," Jonathan Frey, Masters, Electrical Engineering

2006 "Modeling Optical Properties of Thin Film Cu(In,Ga)SE2 Solar Cells using Spectroscopic Ellipsometry," Scott H. Stephens, Masters, Physics and Astonomy

2006 "Growth and Characterization of MoS2, MoSe2, and Mo(Sx,Se1-x)2 Formed between Mo and CuIn(Sx, Se1-x)2," Sarah Rickman, Masters, Materials Science and Engineering

2006 "Electrical Characterization of Thin Film CdTe Solar Cells," Darshini Desai, PhD., Materials Science and Engineering

2006 "Crystalline silicon heterojunction with high Voc using deposited emitter and contact layers," Michael Burrows, PhD., Materials Science and Engineering

2007 "An alternative structure for next generation regulatory controllers and scale-up of Cu(InGa)Se2 thin film co-evaporation physical vapor deposition process," Kapil Mukati, PhD., Chemical Engineering

2008 "Cu(InGa)Se2 film formation from selenization of mixed metal/metal-selenide precursors," Rui Kamada, Masters, Materials Science and Engineering

2008 "Characterization of photocurrent and voltage limitations of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film polycrystalline solar cells," Christopher Thompson, Masters, Electrical Engineering

2008 "Properties of CSD CDS used in CdTe/CDS solar cell," Xiawa (Eva) Wu, Masters, Physics and Astronomy

2008 "Silicon heterojunction solar cell and crystallization of amorphous silicon," Meijun Lu, PhD., Physics and Astronomy

2010 "Characterization of fundamental parameters of front junction amorphous/crystalline silicon heterojunction solar cells using various electrical methods," Swapna Mudigonda, Masters, Electrical Engineering

2011 "Development of tungsten-based catalytic materials for photoelectrochemical applications," Dan Esposito, PhD., Chemical Engineering

2011 "Interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction solar cells: Analysis with two-dimensional simulations," John Allen, Masters, Electrical Engineering

2011 "Controlling opto-electric properties of cadmium stannate thin films deposited by sputtering," Evan Kimberly, Masters, Physics and Astronomy

2011 "Cu-In-Ga metal precursors sputter deposited from a single ternary target for Cu(InGa)(SeS)2 film formation," Trang Elizabeth Hunyh, Masters, Materials Science and Engineering

2012 "Metal modified tungsten carbide (WC) for catalytic and electrocatalytic applications," Zach Mellinger, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering

2012 "Plastic solar cell interface and morphological characterization," Brett Guralnick, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering