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SPIE Post-Graduate Talk Series: "Perspective of post-graduate life from a researcher working in solar energy" By Kristopher Davis

Please join SPIE for the inaugural talk in our Post-Graduate Talk Series on Wednesday May 11th at 12:00pm noon in CREOL rooms 102 and 103. Samosas and beverages will be provided.



Dr. Kristopher Davis will be providing his perspective as a recent Ph.D. graduate from CREOL. Dr. Davis is currently developing new methods of characterizing crystalline silicon photovoltaic devices to improve the manufacturing process. He will be sharing his experiences in post-graduate life, along with the post-graduate experiences of others working on solar energy R&D.


Dr. Davis received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2007. At this time, he became a Research Engineer at FSEC providing photovoltaic (PV) cell and module characterization services to a number of different organizations, including module manufacturers, accredited qualification laboratories, U.S. Dept. of Energy national laboratories, and others. Additionally, he worked with NREL on quantifying degradation rates in PV modules installed in the field and helped lead a U.S. Dept. of Energy funded project focused on the development and demonstration of advanced inverters with unique features attractive to utilities.

Dr. Davis received his Ph.D. in Optics & Photonics from UCF in 2015 where he focused on the deposition of functional oxide materials using atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition (APCVD) and the integration of these materials into c-Si solar cells. This collaboration between UCF and SCHMID Group, a producer of PV manufacturing equipment, gave Dr. Davis first hand experience on solar cell manufacturing processes in a state-of-the-art R&D pilot production facility. Currently, Dr. Davis is the c-Si Metrology Program Manager for the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC), a U.S. Dept. of Energy funded initiative operating out of UCF. In this capacity, Dr. Davis has been working with a number of companies across the U.S. PV supply chain to better understand the challenges facing c-Si metrology and develop solutions to these problems through collaborative R&D.

Dr. Davis is an active member of IEEE, SPIE, OSA, and MRS.


We look forward to your attendance,

Colin Constant
University of Central Florida - CREOL
Random Media Group

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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