Jose Castaneda

Jose Castaneda
Electrical Engineering
M.S. Chemistry, UNCC

Zhang Group

Defect States in Inorganic-Organic Perovskites

Methylammonium lead triiodide has gathered much attention recently as a cost-effective and efficient photovoltaic material, but long-term stability restricts practical application. My research revolves around probing the photodegradation process that this material easily undergoes due to low photo and thermal stabilities as well as the effects of crystal defects on the charge carrier diffusion dynamics.