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Deidra Hodges

 
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El Paso Texas, 79968
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Deidra Hodges
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Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

The fundamental scientific and engineering research in the design and realization of new electronic materials for thin film photovoltaics (PV) on flexible substrates is being investigated. A significant portion of this research effort is devoted to investigating, researching and developing special optical materials for thin film PV. Thin film polycrystalline low cost alternatives to silicon have emerged. Recently, the methylammonium lead tri-iodide CH3NH3PbI3 perovskites have attracted a lot of attention as a possible absorber material for thin film solar cells due to their bandgap energy, high optical absorption coefficients and low-cost solution-processing deposition approaches. Perovskite absorber materials are very inexpensive to synthesize and simple to manufacture, making them an extremely commercially viable option. Our research focuses on the investigation, study and development of efficient and cost effective hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite thin films and solar cells on flexible substrates.

KEYWORDS

  1. Perovskites
  2. radiation detectors
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. semiconductor materials
  5. Thin Film Photovoltaics

UTEP STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Energy & Environment
  2. Cross-cutting: Emerging Technologies: Information Technology, Biotechnology & Nanotechnology