Matt Bergren

Matt Bergren

Graduate Student

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Matt Bergren received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines in 2009. During his time at Mines, he contributed to work done on organic/inorganic hybrid solar cells with particular focus on the photoluminescences properties of ZnO thin films and ZnO nanorods. He joined the Chemical and Nanoscale Sciences Group at NREL in September 2009. His research at NREL focuses on multiple-exciton generation in nanoctrystals/nanowires and charge-transport properties in arrays of nanocrystals/nanowires.


  • 2009 National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • 2008-2009 Stiftlesen for Industriell og Teknisk Forskning (SINTEF). Study of growth mechanisms for pulsed laser deposition-grown ZnO thin films and ZnO nanorods with an Au catalyst; study of defect structure of ZnO nanostructures using Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence spectroscopy

  • 2005-2009 B.S., Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines

Selected Publications 

  1. C. Weigand; M. Bergren; C.Ladam; et al. (2009). "Characterization of ZnO Nanostructures Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition." Materials Research Society Proceedings (1174); pp. 07-09.