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Matthew Reese

Researcher IV-Physics


Dr. Reese received a doctorate in applied physics from Yale University in 2006, where he studied low-temperature superconducting nanoelectronics used as terahertz sensors. From 2006-2009 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher, studying organic photovoltaics processing, energy level alignment, doping, and interfaces; degradation mechanisms; and moisture barriers and their measurement. Reese is currently in the Thin Film Material Science & Processing group, where he conducts both basic and applied research on several material systems for photovoltaic applications, including CdTe and transparent conductors. 

Research Interests

Specific research interests include fabrication and characterization techniques from the material to system level; understanding the roles of surfaces, interfaces, doping, and morphology in semiconductor systems; and the development of novel measurement techniques.


B.S. Physics, California Institute of Technology

Ph.D. Applied Physics, Yale University

Featured Work

W.L. Rance, J.M. Burst, D.M. Meysing, C.A. Wolden, M.O. Reese, T.A. Gessert, W.K. Metzger, S. Garner, P. Cimo, T.M. Barnes, "14% efficient flexible CdTe solar cells on ultra-thin glass substrates" Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 143903 (2014).

T.M. Barnes, M.O. Reese, J.D. Bergeson, B.A. Larsen, J.L. Blackburn, M. Beard, J. van de Lagemaat, "Comparing transparent, conductive nanostructured networks with conventional transparent conducting oxides for photovoltaic applications" Adv. Energy Mater. 3, 353 (2012).

M.O. Reese, A.A. Dameron, and M.D. Kempe, "Quantitative Calcium Resistivity Based Method for Accurate and Scalable Water Vapor Transmission Rate Measurement" Rev. Sci. Instr. 82, 085101 (2011).

M.O. Reese, S.A. Gevorgyan, M. Jorgensen, E. Bundgaard, S.R. Kurtz, D.S. Ginley, D.C. Olson, M.T. Lloyd, P. Morvillow, E.A. Katz, A. Elschner, O. Haillant, T.R. Curier, V. Shrotriya, M. Hermenau, M. Riede, K. Koirov, G. Trimmel, T. Rath, O. Inganas, F. Zhang, M. Andersson, K. Tvingstedt, M. Lira-Cantu, D. Laird, C. McGuiness, S. Gowrisanker, R. Rosch, H. Hoppe, N. Espinosa, A. Urbina, G. Yaman-Uzunoglu, J-B Bonekamp, A.J.J.M. van Breemen and F.C Krebs, "Consensus stability testing protocols for organic photovoltaic materials and devices" Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 95, 1253 (2011).

M.O. Reese, A.M. Nardes, B.L. Rupert, R.E. Larsen, D.C. Olson, M.T. Lloyd, S.E. Shaheen, D.S. Ginley, G. Rumbles, and N. Kopidakis, "Photoinduced Degradation of Polymer and Polymer-Fullerene Active Layers: Experiment and Theory" Adv. Funct. Mater. 20, 3476 (2010).

M.O. Reese, M.S. White, G. Rumbles, D.S. Ginley, and S.E. Shaheen, Optimal negative electrodes for poly(3-hexylthiophene):[6,6]-phenyl C61-butyric acid methyl ester bulk heterojunction photovoltaic devices; Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 053307 (2008).

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