David T. Moore received his doctorate in 2015 in materials science and physical chemistry, with studies focused on nanocrystal synthesis and solution crystallization of hybrid halide perovskites. He was a postdoc at the University of Oxford for a year before accepting a director’s fellowship at NREL in January 2016. David continues to work on hybrid halide perovskites and currently focuses on vapor deposition techniques for commercialization of this exciting new technology.


Ph.D., Materials Science and Physical Chemistry, Cornell University

M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University

B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Washington 

Featured Work

The Role of Dimethylammonium in Bandgap Modulation for Stable Halide PerovskitesACS Energy Letters (2020)  
Enabling Flexible All-Perovskite Tandem Solar CellsJoule (2019) 
The Existence and Impact of Persistent Ferroelectric Domains in MAPbI3Science Advances (2019)  
Substrate-Dependent Photoconductivity Dynamics in a High-Efficiency Hybrid Perovskite AlloyThe Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2019) 
A Low Viscosity, Low Boiling Point, Clean Solvent System for the Rapid Crystallisation of Highly Specular Perovskite FilmsEnergy & Environmental Science (2017) 
Mechanism for Rapid Growth of Organic–Inorganic Halide Perovskite CrystalsNature Communications (2016)  
Crystallization Kinetics of Organic–Inorganic Trihalide Perovskites and the Role of the Lead Anion in Crystal GrowthJournal of the American Chemical Society (2015) 
Direct Crystallization Route to Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite from an Ionic LiquidChemistry of Materials (2015)  
Impact of the Organic Halide Salt on Final Perovskite Composition for Photovoltaic ApplicationsAPL Materials (2014)