Effect of Cation Composition on the Mechanical Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells

Congratulations to Nick Rolston and the Dauskardt group at Stanford for their new manuscript, Effect of Cation Composition on the Mechanical Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells, that was just published in Advanced Energy Materials. Roghi and Ken helped out by synthesizing single-crystal methyl ammonium lead iodide single crystals that enabled Nick’s studies.  Congrats to all!

Congrats Erin and Curtis!

Congratulations to group members Erin Morissette and Curtis Doiron for being nominated for the Best Poster Award at the Fall Materials Research Society conference in Boston.  Erin quantified the carrier dynamics and THz light generation in the Titova lab in Physics on SnS2 thin films that Curtis synthesized in the lab.  Erin and Curtis are third-year undergraduate students by the way.

New manuscript: Hematite-based Solar Water Splitting in Acidic Solutions

The first manuscript involving our group was just released in Angewandte Chemie.  This research was lead by Wei Li and principally conducted by Dunwei Wang‘s research group in the Department of Chemistry at Boston College.  We were able to provide assistance with x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies of their catalytic surfaces.  Congratulations Wei and Dunwei!


Hematite-based Solar Water Splitting in Acidic Solutions: Functionalization by Mono- and Multilayers of Iridium Oxygen-Evolution Catalysts.
Wei Li, Stafford W. Sheehan, Da He, Yumin He, Xiahui Yao, Ronald L. Grimm, Gary W. Brudvig, Dunwei Wang.
Angew. Chem2015127 (39), 11590–11594. 10.1002/ange.201504427.

Welcome Alex

Please welcome our new graduate student, Alexander Carl, who goes by Alex. Alex hails from right here in Worcester, Massachusetts, and recently finished his undergraduate studies at Worcester State. Welcome aboard!

Welcome Roghi

Welcome our new Grimmgroup postdoctoral researcher Roghaiyeh Ebrahimi Kalan, who goes by Roghi. Roghi hails from Tabriz, Iran and recently completed her Ph.D. with Carl Tripp at the University of Maine. Welcome aboard!