Author: Tomas Barraza
Last week we had the pleasure of having the first annual conference for our newest research collaborators here at Duke. The Center for Hybrid Organic Inorganic Semiconductors for energy (CHOISE) comprises researchers from the National Renewable Energy Lab and universities like Stanford, University of Chicago, and UNC-Chapel Hill, and centers around research in the world of hybrid metal-halide perovskite materials. It was a great opportunity to meet all of the…
The Materials Research Society’s Spring 2019 meeting was held this past week in Phoenix and I got to make my first trip out to the Arizona desert! I presented my talk “Concentration and Precursor Delivery Effects on Hybrid Perovskites Deposited by Resonant Infrared Matrix-Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation” and meet lots of great people over my time there. I got to cap off my stay there with a visit to the…
I stood before my committee an defended my research once again, this time for my Preliminary Exam (Thesis Proposal). I’m glad to report back from the other side with the committee’s approval of my progress and proposed studies. I passed and can now be considered a candidate for the PhD degree!
The latest edition of the Science Outside the Lab program sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, “Nanotechnology and Policy,” recently happened in Washington DC and I got to take part! The week-long program focused on exposing graduate students working in the field of nanotechnology to policymakers and public servants in the DC area.
I’ve successfully presented and defended my research in from of my Qualifying Exam committee and passed! I was one of the last to stand for their exam this semester and got a comment from one of my committee members that this was one of the best presentation they’d seen so far. Worth the effort!
The journal article I wrote based on the work I presented at last year’s Electronic Materials Conference was recently peer-reviewed and published in the Journal of Electronic Materials. Going through the writing, editing, and review process for the first time was incredibly exciting! It feels great to know that my research output can now be accessed by anyone that wishes to see my contributions to the field.
I was lucky enough to travel to present my research once again this year! The 59th edition of the Electronic Materials Conference was held at the University of Notre Dame a couple weeks ago and I showed off some of my latest research there.