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Don Morel

Don Morel

Chairperson/Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of South Florida

Phone: (813) 974-2508

Fax: (813) 974-5250

College of Engineering
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620



Ph.D. Physics , Tulane University, 1971

Research Interests:

Solar Energy Conversion (Photovoltaics, Rectennas, etc.) Dr. Morel has spent his entire 35 year career working in the photovoltaic solar energy field, primarily on thin-film materials. In addition to solar energy his experience extends to the general fields of semiconductor materials and devices. Materials classes have included organic semiconductors, polymers, compound semiconductors, amorphous materials, crystalline silicon, and transparent conductors. Although primary emphasis has been with photovoltaic devices; additional experience includes LED’s, thin film transistors and memory devices, x-ray and y-ray detectors and photodetectors. Contributions to the field have ranged from atomic structure to the performance of hybrid tandem photovoltaic modules. He has over 100 publications and 9 U.S. patents.

Publications List:

  • P. Mahawala, G. Silvaraman, S. Jeedigunta, J. Gadupiti, M. Ramalingam, S. Submaranian, S. Vakkalanka, C. S. Ferekides and D. L. Morel, “II-VI Compounds as the top Absorbers in Tandem Solar Cell Structures”, Materials Science and Engineering B, 116 ( 2005) 283: 291.
  • C.S. Ferekides, R. Mamazza, U. Balasubramanian and D.L. Morel June 2005, Cd1?XZnXTe thin films and junctions, Thin Solid Films, Volumes 480-481, 1 Pages 471-476.
  • P. Mahawela, S. Jeedigunta, S. Vakkalanka, C.S. Ferekides and D.L. Morel (June 2005), Transparent high-performance CDSE thin-film solar cells, Thin Solid Films, Volumes 480-481, 1 Pages 466-470.
  • C.S. Ferekides, R. Mamazza, U. Balasubramanian and D.L. Morel (June 2005), Transparent conductors and buffer layers for CdTe solar cells, Thin Solid Films, Volumes 480-481, 1, Pages 224-229
  • Robert Mamazza, Jr., Don L. Morel and Christos S. Ferekides (July 2005), Transparent conducting oxide thin films of Cd2SnO4 prepared by RF magnetron co-sputtering of the constituent binary oxides, Thin Solid Films, Volume 484, Issues 1-2, 22, Pages 26-33