Dr. Matthew C. Beard serves as the director of the Center for Hybrid Organic Inorganic Semiconductors for Energy (CHOISE), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the Office of Science with the U.S. Department of Energy. CHOISE’s mission is to form a cohesive center-wide effort to accelerate discovery and elucidate design principles for unprecedented control over emergent properties involving spin, charge, and light-matter interactions, leading to new energy-efficient advanced technologies. Dr. Beard is also funded through the Solar Photochemistry program within the Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences. He is developing novel quantum dot systems for solar energy harvesting and conversion and spectroscopic probes of charge-carrier dynamics.
Quantum-confined semiconductor nanocrystals for solar energy conversion
Ultrafast spectroscopy of carrier dynamics in solar photoconversion schemes
Non-contact probes of carrier dynamics and charge transport
Novel quantum materials for energy technologies
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Yale University
M.S. Physical Chemistry, Brigham Young University
B.S. Physical Chemistry, Brigham Young University
Tuning Colloidal Quantum Dot Band Edge Positions Through Solution-Phase Surface Chemistry Modification, Nature Communications (2017)
Top and Bottom Surfaces Limit Carrier Lifetime in Lead Iodide Perovskite Films, Nature Energy (2017)
Status and Prognosis of Future Generation Photoconversion to Photovoltaics and Solar Fuels, ACS Energy Lett. (2016)
Observation of a Hot-Phonon Bottleneck in Lead Iodide Perovskites, Nature Photonics (2016)
Promise and Challenge of Nanostructured Solar Cells, Nature Nanotechnology (2014)
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