Research Interests: Renewable Energy, Photovoltaics, ElectrochemistryJob Interests: Industry R&D, Start-up Company R&D
Peter Lobaccaro was born in Red Bank, NJ in 1989. He attended Holmdel High School and continued on to the University of Notre Dame for his undergraduate education. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BAS in Chemical Engineering with minors in Materials Science and Energy Engineering. His senior thesis was on photochemical water splitting utilizing a strontium titanate/titanium dioxide heterostructure decorated with cobalt oxide cubane catalytic nanoparticles. He currently attends the University of California: Berkeley where he is co-advised under Prof. Roya Maboudian (Chemical Engineering) and Prof. Ali Javey (Electrical Engineering). His research is focused on the electrodeposition of high quality III-V thin film solar cells.
Vapor-Liquid-Solid Growth of Polycrystalline Indium Phosphide Thin Films on Metal [BPN704]
Here, we develop a technique that enables direct growth of III-V materials on non- epitaxial
substrates. Here, by utilizing a planar liquid phase template, we extend the VLS growth mode to
enable polycrystalline indium phosphide (InP) thin film growth on Mo foils.