Microcell concentrating photovoltaics for space

Christian J. Ruud, Jeffrey M. Gordon, Noel C. Giebink

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Christian Ruud received his PhD in materials science and engineering at Penn State University under the guidance of Dr. Chris Giebink. His doctoral research was funded by a NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities award and covered microcell concentrating photovoltaics for space and graded-index antireflection coatings. He also holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Recently, Christian began a new role as a research engineer at PPG in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jeffrey Gordon is professor emeritus at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics in Israel, where he has been a faculty member for 45 years. He played a pivotal role in stewarding it to an internationally recognized center of research and graduate education. His research advances have led to over 250 publications in leading scientific journals and cover the fields of nanomaterial synthesis, solar energy conversion, advanced optical design, finite-time thermodynamics, biomedical science, and algae biotechnology, with several innovations having been translated into impactful commercial realities. Chris Giebink has been a professor of electrical engineering at Penn State University for 10 years and is presently moving to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. His research on optoelectronic and photonic devices has led to more than 80 publications and 13 patents. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from Princeton University and holds undergraduate degrees in physics and engineering science from Trinity University.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1093-1098
Number of pages6
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 21 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Energy

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