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Dr. Seth Hubbard, Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Seth Hubbard

Associate Professor of Physics and Microsystem Engineering and Director of NanoPower Research Laboratory


Dr. Hubbard is an Associate Professor of Microsystem Engineering and Physics at the Rochester Institute of Technology as well as serving as Director of the NanoPower Research Laboratory. He also serves as Extended Faculty in Materials Science, Sustainability, and Imaging Science. Dr. Hubbard leads a team of seven graduate students and three postdoctoral fellows working on the epitaxial growth, fabrication and characterization of nanostructured solar photovoltaic devices. He has received over $5M in funded external research related to photovoltaic device development, has authored or co-authored over 70 journal and conference publications on electronic and photovoltaic devices and received an NSF CAREER Award as well as the RIT Trustee Scholarship Award. Prior to RIT, Dr. Hubbard was a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Research Associate at NASA Glenn Research Center.  Dr. Hubbard also serves as an Editor of the IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics and is actively involved in the organization of the IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference. He has been the advisor to 3 post-doctoral fellows, 3 Ph.D. graduates and over 10 MS students. Dr. Hubbard serves the undergraduate community by offering co-ops/internships and support for student senior capstone projects.

Prof. Hubbard received his BS in Physics from Drexel University, his MS in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan. His doctoral research under Prof. Dimitris Pavlidis consisted of studying the effects of materials properties and epitaxial device design on high power GaN and AlGaN heterojunction field effect transistors grown using vapor phase epitaxy.

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