Center for Excitonics


Marc Baldo

Lead Institution:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


To understand the transport of charge carriers in synthetic disordered systems, which hold promise as new materials for conversion of solar energy to electricity and electrical energy storage.

Research Topics:

solar (photovoltaic), solid state lighting, photosynthesis (natural and artificial), charge transport, optics, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)

Materials Studied:

MATERIALS: semiconductor, organic semiconductor, polymer, optoelectronic and metamaterial
INTERFACES: organic/semiconductor, organic/organic, organic/metal, metal/semiconductor, semiconductor/semiconductor
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D, nanocomposites

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, lithography, surface science, density functional theory (DFT), monte carlo (MC), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, continuum modeling, mesoscale modeling, finite element method, multiscale modeling, next generation optimization methods

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:

  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology





BES Staff Contact:

Craig Henderson
Last modified: 3/18/2013 10:21:29 AM