Laura Schelhas

Laura Schelhas

Group Research Manager III-Chemistry

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Laura Schelhas received her doctorate in chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2013, where she studied the influence of nanoscale architecture on the materials properties in magnetic and magnetoelectric materials. In 2014, she accepted a postdoctoral position at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory using in-situ and operando methods to study both the formation and degradation of optoelectronic materials. She became staff in the Applied Energy Division in 2016 and served as the deputy director of the division and the group leader for the Grid Integration, Systems & Mobility (GISMo) Lab before taking her group manager position at NREL. Her current research interests are focused on the intersection between photovoltaic reliability, emerging new technologies, and materials characterization.


Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

B.S., Chemistry, Michigan State University