College of Sciences

Department of Physics and Astronomy


Doctoral Student


Raul Montes

Jose Raul Montes-Bojórquez
PhD candidate in Department of Physics and Astronomy

Concentration: Photovoltaics
Dissertation Project: "Efficient Light Harvesting for Photovoltaics Using Multi-Quantum Dot Arrays"



Member of the Microelectromechanical Systems Research Laboratory (MEMS Lab) led by Dr. Arturo Ayon. My research focuses on advance light management and spectral shaping for high-efficiency solar cells. I specialize in the modelling, fabrication and characterization of down-shifting enhanced silicon solar cells employing photoluminescent quantum dots. As part of my dissertation work, I also work with machine learning-assisted spectroscopic ellipsometry for perovskite solar cells degradation studies.



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