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MSE Welcomes New Faculty Member Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena
MSE is pleased to welcome Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena as assistant professor. Juan-Pablo joins us from MIT where he was a postdoctoral fellow funded by the Department of Energy. Juan-Pablo’s group will focus on the understanding and control of electronic dynamics at the nanoscale for low-cost semiconductors, such as halide perovskites and other materials. In particular, his group will work on solar cell and light emitting diode applications. The group will work on advanced deposition techniques, with emphasis on low-cost equipment and high throughput, as well as advanced characterization methods that include synchrotron-based mapping and imaging approaches with nanoscale resolution. Juan-Pablo has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in the solar cell field and some of the most impactful work in perovskite solar cell research, in the journals Science, Energy and Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, and Nature Energy, among others. He received his PhD from the University of Connecticut, where he studied metal oxide aerogels as porous conductive electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, funded by two National Science Foundation fellowships. His work as a postdoctoral fellow at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne focused on understanding of fundamental questions regarding band offsets at interfaces in perovskite solar cells. His work at MIT shed light onto minority phase formation and elemental distribution in complex, multi-element halide perovskites. His contributions have ultimately helped boost the efficiencies of perovskite solar cells above 23%. His work has been cited over 9500 times (h-index of 36).