We are an interdisciplinary research team at Arizona State University led by Professor Nick Rolston.
We study the connection between material degradation in printable thin-film energy materials and devices with the evolution of mechanical and environmental stress. We leverage scalable, open-air deposition methods to fabricate robust energy devices toward the goal of manufacturing. We use thin-film metrologies along with newly developed and custom-built equipment to characterize material properties and reliability on length scales from angstroms to meters.
Our focus is to develop the next-generation of photovoltaics and battery technology using the paradigm of design for reliability.