Jao van de Lagemaat

Jao van de Lagemaat

Center Director, Chemistry and Nanoscience Center

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At NREL Since: 

Dr. van de Lagemaat is currently the Center Director of the Chemistry and Nanoscience Center at NREL. He received his PhD in 1998 from the University of Utrecht. He worked on the exciton dynamics, charge transport properties, and the physical and chemical properties of interfaces of large-band-gap semiconductors such as SiC, GaP, GaN, and diamond. From 1998 to 2001, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at NREL. His studies focused on charge transport and recombination in dye-sensitized solar cells. His papers in this field have proven seminal to the understanding of this unique system.

From 2001 to the present, he has worked as a scientist at NREL on the energetics and transport properties of single semiconductor nanoparticles (quantum dots) and arrays of nanoparticles using tunneling spectroscopy and microscopy, transient photocurrent, transistor measurements, and computer modeling. He is currently researching tunneling-induced luminescence and plasmon-resonance imaging of individual quantum dots, the interaction between carbon nanotubes and organic semiconductors, and the use of plasmonic-enhancement effects in solar energy conversion systems.

In addition to his position at NREL, Dr. van de Lagemaat is also a fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute as well as a fellow of the Materials Science and Engineering Program, both at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lastly, he is a lecturer in the Department of Physics at the same university.

Selected Publications 

  1. Schuurmans, F. J. P.; Vanmaekelbergh, D.; van de Lagemaat, J.; and Lagendijk, A. (1999). "Strongly photonic macroporous gallium phosphide networks." Science (284); pp. 141-143.
  2. Van de Lagemaat, J. (2005). "Einstein relation for electron diffusion on arrays of weakly coupled quantum dots." Phys. Rev. B (72); p. 235319.
  3. Van de Lagemaat, J.; Barnes, T. M.; Rumbles, G.; Shaheen, S. E.; Coutts, T. J.; Weeks, C.; Levitsky, I.; Peltola, J.; Glatkowski, P. (2006). "Organic solar cells with carbon nanotubes replacing In2O3:Sn as the transparent electrode." Appl. Phys. Lett. (88); p. 233503.
  4. Romero, M. J.; van de Lagemaat, J.; Mora-Sero, I.; Rumbles, G.; Al-Jassim, M. (2006). "Imaging of Resonant Quenching of Surface Plasmons by Quantum Dots." Nano Lett. (6); p. 2833.
  5. Romero, M. J.; van de Lagemaat, J.; Rumbles, G.; Al-Jassim, M. (2007). "Plasmon excitations in scanning tunneling microscopy: simultaneous imaging of modes with different localization coupled at the tip." Appl. Phys. Lett. (90); p. 193109.
  6. Morfa, A.J.; Rowlen, K.L.; Reilly III, T.H.; Romero, A.J.; van de Lagemaat, J. (2008). "Plasmon-enhanced solar energy conversion in organic bulk heterojunction photovoltaics." Appl. Phys. Lett. (92); p. 013504.
  7. Reilly, T.H. III, van de Lagemaat, J., Tenent, R.C. (2008). "Surface-plasmon enhanced transparent electrodes in organic photovoltaics." Applied Physics Letters (92); p. 243304.
  8. Johnson, J. C.; Reilly, T. H.; Kanarr, A. C.; van de Lagemaat, J. (2009). "The ultrafast photophysics of pentacene coupled to surface plasmon active nanohole films." J. Phys. Chem. C (113:16); pp. 6871-6877.
  9. Barnes, T.M., van de Lagemaat, J., Levi, D., Rumbles, G.; Coutts, T.J., Weeks, C.L., Britz, D.A., Levitsky, I., Peltola, J., Glatkowski, P. (2007). "Optical characterization of highly conductive single-wall carbon-nanotube transparent electrodes." Phys. Rev. B (75); p. 235410.

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