Post Graduate Fellows
Limited Term Researchers are academics or professionals whose project scope is of a specific nature. The term of the appointment is typically based on the fulfillment of that specific project.
The IEC is please to collaborate with the following researchers:
Dominik M. Berg is a Limited Term Researcher at the University of Delaware's Institute of Energy Conversion (IEC). He studied Physics at the University of Bonn, Germany, and at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia, before obtaining his "Diplom"/master's degree in physics from the University of Bonn in 2008. The research for his master's degree concerned organic field effect transistors based on quinacridone. In 2012, Dominik received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Luxembourg. His doctoral research was focused on understanding the formation of high quality Cu2ZnSnS4 absorber layers for high efficient thin film solar cells, and on the discrimination of possible secondary phases of the Cu-Zn-Sn-S system from Cu2ZnSnS4. As part of the research for his Ph.D., a novel annealing approach to form Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 thin films was introduced and patented. Dominik joined the IEC in 2012, where his research focuses on the development of the selenization/sulfization of metal precursors for the Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S)2 thin film formation, as well as on the incorporation of Na into the Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S)2 thin film absorber layer.
James Mutitu is a Limited Term Researcher at the Institute of Energy Conversion having recently earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on light trapping in thin film solar cells.