Dr. Klara Maturova joined the Chemical and Nanoscale Science Group at NREL in April 2010. Dr. Maturova obtained her M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in July 2005 at the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. She did research in the field of scanning probe microscopy and surface plasmon polaritons in the Solid State Physics and Surfaces Group. During her master study, she interned at the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands, where she researched fullerene molecules on graphite and diamond surfaces. One year later, she bacame a Ph.D. student in Eindhoven's Molecular Materials and Nanosystems Group under the supervision of M. Kemerink and R. A. J. Janssen. Her graduate research focused on Advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy on Organic Electronics. She defended her thesis, "Understanding organic electronics on the basis of scanning probe microscopy," in January 2010 and obtained her Ph.D. degree.
Dr. Maturova's research project at NREL involves development of advanced scanning probe techniques for chemical imaging. Her research interests are scanning probe microscopy, charge transport, organic semiconductors/electronics, and plasmonics.
Ph.D Studies, Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Project: Understanding organic electronics on basis of scanning probe microscopy. The project's main focus was the study of charge transport in organic solar cells composed of polymer:fullerene blends. Different materials were studied by an atomic force microscopy, scanning Kelvin probe microscopy and scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy. Based on those results, a numerical model was developed. Also, light-emitting electrochemical cells were studied by scanning Kelvin probe microscopy to understand principles of their operation.
Master Study, Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)
Project: Scanning probe microscopy including preparation and study of nanostructures, experimental investigation of fullerene molecules on graphite and diamond, and theoretical and experimental investigation of surface plasmon polaritons. Graduated with honors.
Postdoctoral Research, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, USA)
Project: Chemical imaging.
Postdoctoral Research, Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Project: Study of SiN passivation layers for silicon solar cell application.
Six-Month Internship, Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
Project: Experimental investigation of single fullerene molecules on graphite and diamond.
Research, Brno University of technology (Czech Republic)
Project: Local anodic oxidation by Atomic Force Microscopy and single electron transport.
- Maturova, K.; van Bavel, S.S.; Wienk, M.M.; Janssen, R.A.J.; Kemerink, M. (2011). "Description of the Morphology Dependent Charge Transport and Performance of Polymer: Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells." Advanced Functional Materials (21:2); pp. 261-269.
- Maturova, K.; Janssen, R.A.J.; Kemerink, M. (2010). "Connecting Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy to Device Performance for Polymer: Fullerene Organic Solar Cells." ACS NANO (4:3); pp. 1385-1392.
- Matyba, P.; Maturová, K.; Kemerink, M.; Robinson, N.D.; Edman, L. (2009). "The Dynamic Organic p–n Junction." Nature Materials (8); pp. 672-676.
- Maturová, K.; Kemerink, M.; van Bavel, S.S.; Janssen, R.A.J. (2009). "A Morphological Model for the Performance of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells." Nano Letters (9:8); pp. 3032-3037.
- Maturová, K.; Kemerink, M.; Wienk, M.M.; Charrier, D.S.H.; Janssen, R.A.J. (2009). "Scanning Kelvin Probe Microscopy on Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Blends." Advanced Functional Materials (19:9); pp. 1379-1386.
- Nardes, A.M.; Kemerink, M.; de Kok, M.M.; Vinken, E.; Maturová, K.; Janssen, R.A.J. (2008). "Conductivity, Work Function, and Environmental Stability of PEDOT:PSS Thin Films Treated with Sorbitol." Organic Electronics (92:5); pp. 727-734.