Thin-Film Photovoltaics

Angel Aquino

Angel holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus (May 2004).  His current work involves researching the optoelectronic properties and grain boundary behavior of (Cu,Ag)InSe2 alloy thin-films for solar cell devices..  He is also studying the interface between CuInSe2/CdS by fabricating and analyzing devices. 

Throughout his graduate studies, he has served as a teaching assistant for the following courses: MSE 101 (Materials in Today’s World), MSE 460 (Electronic Materials and Processing I) and ECE 444 (Theory and Fabrication of Integrated Circuits;  He has also interned at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio where he worked on CuInS2 thin-film solar cells for space applications, III-V multijunction solar cells, and is currently a Sloan Scholar.  Angel also serves as a mentor for the Intel Undergraduate Research Program at the UIUC.


"Aerosol-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposited Thin Films for Space Photovoltaics", A F Hepp, J S McNatt, J E Dickman, M H-C Jin, K K Banger, C V Kelly, A R Aquino González and A A Rockett. Fourth International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference and Exhibit (IECEC) 2006.

"Synthesis and characterization of bulk, vitreous cadmium germanium arsenide", Johnson,Bradley R.; Riley,Brian J.; Sundaram,Shanmugavelayutham K.; Crum,Jarrod V.; Henager,Charles H.; Zhang,Yanwen; Shutthanandan,Vaithiyalingam; Seifert,Carolyn E.; Van Ginhoven, Renee M.; Chamberlin,Clyde E.; Rockett,Angus A.; Hebert,Damon N.; Aquino,Angel R., J Am Ceram Soc, 2009, 92, 6, 1236-1243.

"Through-the-glass spectroscopic ellipsometry of CdTe solar cells", Jie Chen, Jian Li, Thornberry, C., Sestak, M.N., Collins, R.W., Walker, J.D., Marsillac, S., Aquino, A.R., Rockett, A., Proceedings of the 2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 2009), p 001748-53, 2009.

"Cryogenic cathodoluminescence from CuxAg1-xInSe2 thin films", A. R. Aquino, A. A. Rockett, S. A. Little, and S. Marsillac, 2010 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), p 003386-90, 2010.

35th IEEE PVSC, June 2010


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