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Faculty Working in Solar

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Amir Abtahi 

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Amir Abtahi

Florida Atlantic University

(561) 297-3425

777 Glades Road - ENG 109
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Research Interests:
Fuel Cells, Energy Systems, Solar Thermal

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Florida Atlantic University  (561) 297-3425 
Reza Arghandeh 

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Reza Arghandeh

Florida State University


Florida State University   
Stephen Barkaszi 

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Stephen Barkaszi

University of Central Florida

(321) 638-1473

Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703

Research Interests:
distributed generation, utility-interconnection issues, micro turbines, fuel cells, building-integrated PV, and roof-mounted PV arrays.

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University of Central Florida  (321) 638-1473 
Issa Batarseh 

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Issa Batarseh

University of Central Florida

(407) 823-0185

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
HEC-437E
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816-2450

Research Interests:
High frequency power converters for solar energy

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University of Central Florida  (407) 823-0185 
Matthias Batzill 

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Matthias Batzill

University of South Florida

(813) 974-0618

SCA 417

Research Interests:
Photocatalysis, surface science

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University of South Florida  (813) 974-0618 
Shekhar Bhansali 

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Shekhar Bhansali

Florida International University

(305) 348-4439

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
FIU College of Engineering and Computing
410555 West Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33174
Office: EC3984
Secondary Phone: 305-348-2807

Research Interests:
Bio-MEMS, Sensors, Nanostructures and Microsystems

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Florida International University  (305) 348-4439 
David Block 

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David Block

University of Central Florida

(321) 638-1001

Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703

Research Interests:
Hydrogen, workforce training and education

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University of Central Florida  (321) 638-1001 
Gijs Bosman 

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Gijs Bosman

University of Florida

(352) 392-0910

565 New Engineering Building

Research Interests:
Electronic noise research, Quantum devices

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University of Florida  (352) 392-0910 
Kenneth Buckle 

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Kenneth Buckle

University of South Florida

(813) 974-4772

College of Engineering
4202 East Fowler Avenue
ENB118
Tampa, FL 33620

Research Interests:
Batteries, antenna and rectenna technology

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University of South Florida  (813) 974-4772 
Debashis Chanda 

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Debashis Chanda

University of Central Florida

(407) 823-4575

CREOL A310, The College of Optics & Photonics
University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 162700
Orlando, FL 32816-2700

Research Interests:
Optoelectronics, Photovoltaics, Periodic Structures & Photonic Crystals, Nanophotonics & Plasmonics, Laser Fabrication & Lithography, Laser Material Processing

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University of Central Florida  (407) 823-4575 
Hans Chapman 

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Hans Chapman

Florida State University

(850) 410-6248

2525 Pottsdamer Street
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Research Interests:
Design, manufacturing, testing and analysis of renewable energy systems

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Florida State University  (850) 410-6248 
Louis Chow 

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Louis Chow

University of Central Florida

(407) 823-3666

4000 Central Florida Blvd.
ENGR 1 Room 219
Orlando, FL 32816-2450

Research Interests:
Thermal management of high power electronics and electro-optical devices, compact cryocoolers, system integration and optimization

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University of Central Florida  (407) 823-3666 
Arindam Gan Chowdhury 

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Arindam Gan Chowdhury

Florida International University

(305) 348-0518

10555 W. Flagler Street
Engineering Center, EC 3604
Miami, FL 33174

Research Interests:
Wind Engineering; Wind-Structure Interaction; Aerodynamic/Aeroelastic Phenomena; Wind-Tunnel and Full-Scale Testing; Hurricane Simulation, Testing and Damage Mitigation

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Florida International University  (305) 348-0518 
Charles Cromer 

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Charles Cromer

University of Central Florida

(321) 638-1455

Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703

Research Interests:
Photovoltaics, solar thermal systems, building energy and CHP systems

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University of Central Florida  (321) 638-1455 
Kristopher Davis 

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Kristopher Davis

University of Central Florida

(407) 823-2415

4353 Scorpius Street, Room 150H, Orlando, FL 32816-0120

Research Interests:
Surface passivation materials, carrier-selective materials and heterostructures, optical materials and photon management, characterization of photovoltaic cells and modules, defect detection and root cause analysis in photovoltaics, reliability and durab

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University of Central Florida  (407) 823-2415 
Neelkanth Dhere 

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Neelkanth Dhere

University of Central Florida

(321) 638-1442

Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703

Research Interests:
Photoelectrochemical and photovoltaic cells

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University of Central Florida  (321) 638-1442 
Yajie Dong 

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Yajie Dong

University of Central Florida

12424 Research Parkway
Suite 483
Orlando, FL 32826

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University of Central Florida   
James Fenton 

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James Fenton

University of Central Florida

(321) 638-1002

Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703

Research Interests:
Electrochemical systems, PEM fuel cells

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University of Central Florida  (321) 638-1002 
Chris Ferekides 

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Chris Ferekides

University of South Florida

(813) 974-4818

Electrical Engineering Dept.
Clean Energy Research Center
College of Engineering
4202 East Fowler Avenue
ENB118
Tampa, FL 33620

Research Interests:
Photovoltaics, thin films, hydrogen production, detectors

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University of South Florida  (813) 974-4818 
Simon Foo 

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Simon Foo

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

(850) 410-6474

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
A-350
2525 Pottsdamer Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32310

Research Interests:
Neural networks, pattern recognition and data mining, CMOS VLSI Integrated Circuit Design

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University  (850) 410-6474 
Yogi Goswami 

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Yogi Goswami

University of South Florida

(813) 974-0956

Clean Energy Research Center
College of Engineering
4202 East Fowler Avenue
ENB118
Tampa, FL 33620

Research Interests:
Solar thermal, thermodynamics, heat transfer, HVAC, photovoltaics, hydrogen, fuel cells

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University of South Florida  (813) 974-0956 
Art Hebard 

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Art Hebard

University of Florida

(352) 392-8842

2257 New Physics Building,
PO Box 118440, Gainesville, FL 32611
352.392.9228 (lab), 352.338-9242 (home)

Research Interests:
Thin-film physics, fullerenes and fullerene derived compounds, superconductivity, dilute magnetic semiconductors, magnetism in thin films and at thin film interfaces, interface capacitance, magnetocapacitance of complex oxides and semiconductors.

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University of Florida  (352) 392-8842 
Cunping Huang 

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Cunping Huang

University of Central Florida

(321) 638-1505

Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703

Research Interests:
Hydrogen production using solar photonic and solar thermal energy, fuel cells

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University of Central Florida  (321) 638-1505 
Jim Huggins 

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Jim Huggins

University of Central Florida

(321) 638-1503

Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703

Research Interests:
Solar thermal testing and certification

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University of Central Florida  (321) 638-1503 
Herbert A. Ingley 

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Herbert A. Ingley

University of Florida

(352) 392-9929

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 223B, MAEB
P.O. Box 116300, Gainesville, Florida 32611-6300

Research Interests:
Energy systems, HVAC, indoor air quality, CHP

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University of Florida  (352) 392-9929 
Mark Jack 

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Mark Jack

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

(850) 599-8457

419 Fred-Humphries Science Research Center (formerly: 108 Jones Hall)
Tallahassee, FL 32307

Research Interests:
Quantum mechanics, nano- and metamaterials, transport, PV, high-performance computing

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University  (850) 599-8457 
Xiaomei Jiang 

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Xiaomei Jiang

University of South Florida

(813) 974-7765

Dept. of Physics (PHY 114)
College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Florida

Research Interests:
Material properties of solar cells, light emitting diodes and thin film transistors

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University of South Florida  (813) 974-7765 
Peng Jiang 

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Peng Jiang

University of Florida

(352) 392-2189

319 CHE

Research Interests:
Self-Assembled Photonic Crystals and Colloidal Plasmonics Electrokinetic Separation and Micro-Analysis of Bio-Macromolecules Nanocrystalline for Ultra-High Density Magnetic and Optical Recording Self-Healing Materials

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University of Florida  (352) 392-2189 
Kevin Jones 

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Kevin Jones

University of Florida

(352) 846-3301

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
100 Rhines Hall, PO Box 116400, Gainesville FL 32611-6400

Research Interests:
Processing and characterization of semiconductors for microelectronic and photonic devices

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University of Florida  (352) 846-3301 
Yulu Krothapalli 

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Yulu Krothapalli

Florida State University

(850) 644-5885

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
2525 Pottsdamer St
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Research Interests:
Small scale sustainable energy systems, solar thermal cogeneration systems, PEM fuel cells, hydrogen production, electrode designs

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Florida State University  (850) 644-5885 
Sarada Kuravi 

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Sarada Kuravi

Florida Institute of Technology

(321) 674-8781

F. W. Olin Engineering, Room 246
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901

Research Interests:
Renewable Energy Systems, Thermal Management of Electronics, Macro- and Microscale Particle Suspension Flows, Two-Fluid/Two-Phase Separation, especially for microgravity and space applications

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Florida Institute of Technology  (321) 674-8781 
Jenshan Lin 

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Jenshan Lin

University of Florida

(352) 392-4929

559 Engineering Building, Gainesville, FL32611-6130

Research Interests:
Wireless hydrogen sensors

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University of Florida  (352) 392-4929 
Efstatios Manosakis 

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Efstatios Manosakis

Florida State University

(850) 644-3713

0313 KEN
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4350

Research Interests:
Modeling, hydrogen storage, thin films, superconductors, superfluids, phase transitions

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Florida State University  (850) 644-3713 
Artem Masunov 

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Artem Masunov

University of Central Florida

(407) 882-2840

12424 Research Pkwy.
Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32826

Research Interests:
Computational materials, nanoscience, theoretical chemistry, and biophysics

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University of Central Florida  (407) 882-2840 
Wasfy Mikhael 

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Wasfy Mikhael

University of Central Florida

(407) 823-3210

4000 Central Florida Blvd.
HEC 344
Orlando, FL 32816-2362

Research Interests:
Signal processing for power electronics

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University of Central Florida  (407) 823-3210 
Kunal Mitra 

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Kunal Mitra

Florida Institute of Technology

(321) 674-7131

Florida Institute of Technology
150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975

Research Interests:
Interaction of short pulse lasers with scattering absorbing media such as tissues, ocean water and clouds for non-invasive detection.

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Florida Institute of Technology  (321) 674-7131 
Don Morel 

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Don Morel

University of South Florida

(813) 974-2508

College of Engineering
4202 East Fowler Avenue
ENB118
Tampa, FL 33620

Research Interests:
Solar energy conversion: photovoltaics, rectennas

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University of South Florida  (813) 974-2508 
Pritish Mukherjee 

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Pritish Mukherjee

University of South Florida

(813) 974-3293

Dept. of Physics (PHY 114)
College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620

Research Interests:
Hybrid quantum dot based solar devices, thermoelectric materials, superconductors

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University of South Florida  (813) 974-3293 
Juan Ordonez 

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Juan Ordonez

Florida State University

(850) 644-8405

FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
2525 Pottsdamer Street, Room 229

Research Interests:
Thermodynamic optimization of advanced energy systems, constructal theory, solar-thermal energy systems, off-grid housing, algae biomass, poly-generation, fuel cells, advanced power cycles, and thermal management.

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Florida State University  (850) 644-8405 
Maria Pozo de Fernandez 

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Maria Pozo de Fernandez

Florida Institute of Technology

(321) 624-8838

F.W. Olin Engineering, 254
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

Research Interests:
Measurement of gas sorption and volume at elevated temperatures and pressures

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Florida Institute of Technology  (321) 624-8838 
Zhihua Qu 

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Zhihua Qu

University of Central Florida

(407) 823-5976

Engineering Bldg III (Harris Center) #436
P.O. Box 162450
Orlando, FL 32816-2450

Research Interests:
System theory, advanced controls, and their applications to autonomous vehicles and intelligent systems

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University of Central Florida  (407) 823-5976 
Robert Reedy 

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Robert Reedy

University of Central Florida

(321) 638-1470

Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-5703

Research Interests:
Energy marketing, financing and business planning

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University of Central Florida  (321) 638-1470 
Nancy Ruzycki 

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Nancy Ruzycki

University of Florida

(352) 846-2991

135 Rhines Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611

Research Interests:
Engineering Education, characterization techniques, surface physics, solid state devices, dye-sensitized solar cells.

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University of Florida  (352) 846-2991 
Jonathan R. Scheffe 

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Jonathan R. Scheffe

University of Florida

(352) 392-0839

MAE-C 132
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32608

Research Interests:
Solar thermochemical and electrochemical energy conversion, defect chemistry and thermodynamics of nonstoichiometric oxides

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University of Florida  (352) 392-0839 
Yahya Ibrahim Sharaf-Eldeen 

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Yahya Ibrahim Sharaf-Eldeen

Florida Institute of Technology

(321) 674-8124

Florida Institute of Technology
150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975

Research Interests:
Mathematical modeling, simulation, design and control of dynamic systems.

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Florida Institute of Technology  (321) 674-8124 
Joseph Simmons 

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Joseph Simmons

Florida Gulf Coast University

(239) 590-1897

Research Interests:
Solar PV, Compressed Air Storage, Optical Materials, Surface Active Processes in Materials, Computational Modeling of Materials and Processing, Nucleation and Crystallization in Glasses


Florida Gulf Coast University  (239) 590-1897 
Nicoleta Sorloaica-Hickman 

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Nicoleta Sorloaica-Hickman

Florida Polytechnic University

(863) 583-9050

4700 Research Way
Lakeland, FL 33805-8531

Research Interests:
Photovoltaic and thermoelectric materials, devices and testing

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Florida Polytechnic University  (863) 583-9050 
Elias Stefanakos 

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Elias Stefanakos

University of South Florida

(813) 974-4413

Clean Energy Research Center
College of Engineering
4202 East Fowler Avenue
ENB118
Tampa, FL 33620

Research Interests:
Solar energy conversion, hydrogen production & storage, electric/hybrid vehicles

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University of South Florida  (813) 974-4413 
Maya Trotz 

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Maya Trotz

University of South Florida

(813) 974-3172

Civil and Environmental Engineering
4202 East Fowler Avenue
ENB118
Tampa, FL 33620

Research Interests:
Application of mineral oxide surfaces to the solution of environmental problems

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University of South Florida  (813) 974-3172 
C.T. Tsai 

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C.T. Tsai

Florida Atlantic University

(561) 297-2814

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Research Interests:
Defect generation in the growth of semiconductor crystals

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Florida Atlantic University  (561) 297-2814 
Joseph W. Walters 

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Joseph W. Walters

University of Central Florida

(321) 638-1438

Research Interests:
Solar Thermal

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University of Central Florida  (321) 638-1438 
Jiangeng Xue 

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Jiangeng Xue

University of Florida

(352) 846-3775

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
150 RHN, P.O. Box 116400, Gainesville, Florida 32611-6400

Research Interests:
Organic electronic materials and devices, thin films, organic PV cells, organic light-emitting devices organic transistors and memories

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University of Florida  (352) 846-3775 
Jim Zheng 

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Jim Zheng

Florida State University

(850) 410-6464

2525 Pottsdamer St
Tallahassee, FL 32312

Research Interests:
Capacitors, nano-sensors, energy storage, fuel cells, photonics, thin film growth

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Florida State University  (850) 410-6464