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NPRL Vision: To harness the power of nanomaterials for applications in energy conversion, energy storage, data and communication devices

The NanoPower Research Lab (NPRL) represents a consortium of four RIT faculty from both the Kate Gleason College of Engineering and the College of Science working on applications of nanomaterials in energy and photonics. Research is focused on the development of new materials and devices for power generation and storage as well as novel materials for photonic and optoelectronic applications. Ph.D., Masters, and undergraduate students from over 10 academic programs conduct research under the supervision of our principal investigators and alongside a full-time staff of scientists and research assistants. The laboratories span over 6,000 square feet of research space located within both the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

For more information contact NPRL Director:
Dr Seth Hubbard Seth.Hubbard@rit.edu or
NPRL Research Program Admin: Elaine Lewis Elaine.Lewis@rit.edu

PI: Dr. Brian J. Landi
Conductive Carbon
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PI: Dr. Brian J. Landi

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering,
Conductive Carbon

B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Microsystems Engineering from RIT

Current research: involved with establishing standardized metrics for carbon nanotube purity assessment as well as engaging in the synthesis and application of carbon nanotubes for power transmission wires and lithium ion batteries. Co-authored over 100 publications, 3 patents issued & 2 pending. Awards: RIT Trustee Scholarship Award

PI: Dr. Seth Hubbard
Photovoltaics and Photonics
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PI: Dr. Seth Hubbard

Associate Professor of Microsystem Engineering and Physics; NPRL Director,
Photovoltaics and Photonics

B.S. Physics, Drexel University; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan

Current research interests: The design, growth, fabrication and characterization of next generation terrestrial and space solar power devices as well as advanced materials development for photonics. Co-authored over 70 publications, and 2 book chapters on photovoltaics. Awards: NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), RIT Trustee Scholarship Award

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PI: Dr. Christopher Collison
Organic Photovoltaics
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PI: Dr. Christopher Collison

Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Organic Photovoltaics

BSc. and PhD in Chemistry from Imperial College, London

Current research: Organic Photovoltaic Devices; improvement of efficiency through mechanistic understanding and prescription of optimized devices; device nanomorphology, molecular photophysics, excited state theory, computational modeling of spectroscopy, small molecule device upscaling and commercialization. Co-authored over 20 publications, cited 1300+ times collectively, H-index of 11. Awards: Provost’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring, RIT 2013

PI: Dr. Parsian K. Mohseni
Nanowire Devices
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PI: Dr. Parsian K. Mohseni

Assistant Professor of Microsystems Engineering,
Nanowire Devices

B.Eng. and Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from McMaster University

Current research interests: Semiconductor nanowires, III-V on Si integration, selective-area epitaxy, two-dimensional nanomaterials, metal-assisted chemical etching, flexible hybrid-nanosystems, photovoltaics, optoelectronics, and nanoelectronics. Co-authored over 32 publications