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Michael Deceglie

Researcher IV-Physics


Michael Deceglie received a bachelor's degree in physics from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 2006. He went on to study dye-sensitized solar cells at the University of Queensland, Australia, as a Fulbright Fellow, earning a master's degree in physics. He completed his doctoral degree in applied physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2013, where his work focused on understanding the microscopic device physics of advanced solar cells and the coupled optical and electrical design of light-trapping structures for solar cells. He joined NREL in 2013 as a postdoctoral researcher focused on photovoltaic performance and reliability. His current research interests include stabilization of thin-film modules, thin-film module reliability issues associated with device and illumination nonuniformity, and outdoor performance of advanced photovoltaic technologies.

Featured Work

M.G. Deceglie, H.S. Emmer, Z.C. Holman, A. Descoeudres, S. De Wolf, C. Ballif, H.A. Atwater, "Scanning laser-beam-induced current measurements of lateral transport near junction defects in silicon heterojunction solar cells," IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 4, pp. 154–159, 2014.

T.J. Silverman, M.G. Deceglie, B. Marion, S. Cowley, B. Kayes, S. Kurtz, "Outdoor performance of thin-film gallium-arsenide photovoltaic module," Proceedings of the Thirty-ninth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), pp. 0103–0108, 2013.

J. Grandidier, R.A. Weitekamp, M.G. Deceglie, D.M. Callahan, C. Battaglia, C.R. Bukowsky, C. Ballif, R.H. Grubbs, and H.A. Atwater, "Solar Cell Efficiency Enhancement via Light Trapping in Printable Resonant Dielectric Nanosphere Arrays," Phys. Status Solidi A, 210 pp. 255–260, 2013.

M.G. Deceglie, V.E. Ferry, A.P. Alivisatos, and H.A. Atwater, "Design of nanostructured solar cells using coupled optical and electrical modeling," Nano Letters,12, pp. 2894–2900, 2012.

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