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Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (since 2012)
Postdoctoral Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (2010-2012)
Ph. D. in Physics, Department of PhysicsOregon State University (2010)
Spec. in Physical and Biomedical Electronics, Chair of Electronic DevicesLviv Polytechnic National University (2007)
B. S. in Electronics, Chair of Semiconductor ElectronicsLviv Polytechnic National University (2006)

    Currently I am working on developing novel photovotlaic materials (both absorbers and contacts) and solar cells. I apply experimental high-throughput combinatorial approach in my research. 

    There are two major directions of my work, both supported by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE). The first direction is within the SunShot Initiative (The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of DOE). The goal of this direction is to develop Next Generation photovoltaic materials and solar cells. I lead a project on rapid development of sulfide thin film solar cells that go beyond existing photovoltaic technologies. Two other projects in this direction are focused on novel nitride-based and novel oxide-based solar cell absorbers. The second direction is within the "Center for Inverse Design" Energy Frontier Research Center (The Office of Science of DOE). The goal of this direction is to develop the "Inverse Design" approach to materials science: "Given the desired property, find the material that has such property" (in contrast to the conventional direct approach "Given the material, find its properties"). I am also working on unconventional solar energy conversion technologies, for example Solar Thermoelectric Generators, a project funded by ARPA-E.

    My postdoctoral adviser was David S. Ginley who is the leader of the Process Development and Advanced Concepts group at NREL. I was also working very closely with the Solid State Theory group at NREL.

    My background is in experimental Physics, Materials Science and Electrical Engineering. As a graduate student, I studied BaCuChF p-type transparent conductors. My graduate adviser was Janet Tate. I also did theoretical calculations with Guenter Schneider. In addition, I did a 2-month fellowship at TU Darmstadt (Germany) with Prof. Andreas Klein.