Powered Paint: Nanotech Solar Ink

DECEMBER 3, 2010

Dr. Brian Korgel

Temple Professor & Matthew Van Winkle Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

What is the talk about?

Thanks to cutting edge technology, solar cells could soon be produced more cheaply using nanoparticle “inks” that allow them to be printed like newspaper or painted onto the sides of buildings or rooftops to absorb electricity-producing sunlight. Professor Korgel will discuss how nanomaterials can help enable the creation of exciting new devices and practices

About our presenter

Dr. Brian Korgel

Dr. Brian Korgel

Dr. Brian Korgel’s research lab studies Nanotechnology, the field of applied science at the atomic and molecular scale. His group focuses on investigating size-tunable material properties, and the self-assembly and fabrication of nanostructures. This multidisciplinary research finds applications in microelectronics, photonics, photovoltaics, spintronics, coatings, sensors and biotechnology