Kelly Schutt

Kelly Schutt

Postdoctoral Researcher-Directors Fellowship

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Kelly Schutt is a director’s fellow at NREL, where he is evaluating novel perovskite X-ray scintillators and prototyping X-ray detectors for scientific and medical applications. He is also contributing to perovskite photovoltaic research at NREL.

Previously, Kelly obtained a doctorate from the University of Oxford in condensed matter physics, where his research provided stability and efficiency improvements in perovskite solar cells through improved charge selective contacts. Kelly also holds a bachelor's degree in materials science engineering from Boise State University, where he implemented super-resolution microscopy to detect errors in self-assembled arrays of DNA nanostructures.

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Research Interests

Perovskite photovoltaics

Thin-film semiconductors

Metal halide X-ray detectors and scintillators


Ph.D., Condensed Matter Physics, University of Oxford

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University

Featured Work

A Photo-Crosslinkable Bis-triarylamine Side-Chain Polymer as a Hole-Transport Material for Stable Perovskite Solar Cells, Sustainable Energy & Fuels (2020)

Charge-Carrier Trapping and Radiative Recombination in Metal Halide Perovskite Semiconductors, Advanced Functional Materials (2020)

Oxidative Passivation of Metal Halide Perovskites, Joule (2019)

Overcoming Zinc Oxide Interface Instability with a Methylammonium‐Free Perovskite for High‐Performance Solar Cells, Advanced Functional Materials (2019)

New Generation Hole Transporting Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells: Amide‐Based Small‐Molecules with Nonconjugated Backbones, Advanced Energy Materials (2018)

Meso-Superstructured Perovskite Solar Cells: Revealing the Role of the Mesoporous Layer, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2018)

Layered Mixed Tin–Lead Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells with High Stability, ACS Energy Letters (2018)

Metrology of DNA Arrays by Super-Resolution Microscopy, Nanoscale (2017)

Awards and Honors

Marshall Scholar (2016)

University Innovation Fellow (2016)

Ignite Speaker (2015)