Dr. Barnes studied plasma-assisted chemical vapor deposition chemistry and transparent conducting oxide growth as a graduate student. She came to NREL as a postdoctoral researcher to continue working on transparent conducting oxides and began working on carbon nanotube and metal nanowire transparent contacts. She is currently a senior scientist at NREL working on cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cells. Her research interests include device fabrication and characterization, novel contact materials, deposition chemistry, and equipment design. Her current work focuses on polycrystalline CdTe solar cells on flexible glass and exploring the fundamental limits of CdTe performance using molecular beam epitaxy.
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland
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