Doctoral Student

Raul Montes

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

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

I am a 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.