Marin Science Seminar Presentation: “Nanocrystals for Energy Technologies: Getting Control” Colloidal nanocrystals are composed of technologically useful materials, such as semiconductors, but their small size allows them to be fabricated and processed by low cost, solution-based methods. Exciting opportunities exist for next generation energy technologies, such as solar photovoltaics or energy-saving smart windows, which take advantage of their unique, size-dependent properties. I will describe our efforts to gain precise control over their preparation and their integration into thin films to drive the development of such technologies. Download the flyer. (November 30, 2011)
Delia J. Milliron is a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Facility Director for Inorganic Nanostructures at The Molecular Foundry, a research center and user facility for nanoscience supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. She received her PhD in Chemistry from the UC-Berkeley, in 2004. From 2004 to 2008 she worked for IBM's research division, investigating opportunities to use nanoparticle materials in next generation data storage technologies. Her current research is motivated by the potential for nanomaterials to introduce new functionality to and reduce manufacturing costs of energy technologies. Her group's activities span from the fundamental chemistry of nanomaterials to device integration and characterization. She is the recent recipient of an R&D 100 Award, an MDV Innovators Award, and a DOE Early Career Research Program grant.