Rochester Institute of Technology College of Science

Scope

We include experimental validation of simple theoretical components that will lead to well-directed and implementable synthesis strategies, manufacture and testing of prototype photovoltaic devices and we will build upon RIT's functional printing strengths to bring OPV technology closer to commercial manufacture through ink development and substrate modification.

Outcomes

Successful students will strengthen their critical thinking and inquiry skills, research ethics, scientific writing and presentation skills, all vitally important for continuing education in the sciences.

Solar Research

Research is conducted in the laboratories of participating materials science investigators using solar energy as the common research topic while other educational goals will be achieved using a weekly seminar model.