Myles Steiner is a scientist in the High Efficiency Crystalline PV group, working primarily on III-V multijunction solar cells for concentrator photovoltaic applications and for hydrogen production by photoelectrochemical water splitting. He has worked on enhanced photon recycling and luminescent coupling in multijunction cells, growth and ordering of lattice-mismatched GaInP and GaInAs solar cells, mechanical stacking and lateral spectrum splitting multijunction designs, and the design and measurement of solar cells at elevated operating temperatures. He completed a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, followed by an M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Stanford University where he studied superconductor-insulator phase transitions in homogenously disordered superconductors. He joined NREL as a post-doc in 2006, working on the development of a four-junction lateral spectrum splitting solar cell module.

Featured Work

  1. "(Al)GaInP/GaAs tandem solar cells for power conversion at elevated temperature and high concentration," Emmett E. Perl, John Simon, Daniel J. Friedman, Nikhil Jain, Paul Sharps, Claiborne McPheeters, Yukun Sun, Minjoo Larry Lee, Myles A. Steiner, Journal of Photovoltaics, 8, 640 (2018).

  2. "Building a Six-Junction Inverted Metamorphic Concentrator Solar Cell," John F. Geisz, Myles A. Steiner, Nikhil Jain, Kevin L. Schulte, Ryan M. France, William E. McMahon, Emmett E. Perl, Daniel J. Friedman, Journal of Photovoltaics, 8, 626 (2018).

  3. "Direct solar-to-hydrogen conversion via inverted metamorphic multijunction semiconductor architectures," James L. Young, Myles A. Steiner, Henning Döscher, Ryan M. France, John A. Turner, Todd G. Deutsch, Nature Energy, 2, 17028 (2017).

  4. "Identification of the limiting factors for high-temperature GaAs, GaInP and AlGaInP solar cells from device and carrier lifetime analysis," E.E. Perl, D. Kuciauskas, J. Simon, D.J. Friedman, M.A. Steiner, Journal of Applied Physics, 122, 233102 (2017).

  5. "Optically enhanced photon recycling in mechanically stacked multijunction solar cells," Myles A. Steiner, John F. Geisz, J. Scott Ward, Iván García, Daniel J. Friedman, Richard R. King, Philip T. Chiu, Ryan M. France, Anna Duda, Waldo J. Olavarria, Michelle Young, Sarah R. Kurtz, Journal of Photovoltaics, 6, 358 (2016).

  6. "Optical enhancement of the open-circuit voltage in high quality GaAs solar cells," M.A. Steiner, J. F. Geisz, I. García, D.J. Friedman, A. Duda, S.R. Kurtz, Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 123109 (2013).

  7. "Measuring IV curves and subcell photocurrents in the presence of luminescent coupling," Myles A. Steiner, John F. Geisz, Tom E. Moriarty, Ryan M. France, William E. McMahon, Jerry M. Olson, Sarah R. Kurtz and Daniel J. Friedman, Journal of Photovoltaics, 3, 879 (2013).

  8. "Non-linear luminescent coupling in series-connected multijunction solar cells," Myles A. Steiner and John F. Geisz, Applied Physics Letters, 100, 251106 (2012).

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