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David S. Ginley's current activities are in the areas of the general class of defective transition metal oxides including high temperature superconductors, LiTMO2 rechargeable Li battery materials, ferroelectric materials, transparent conducting oxides and electrochromic materials. Another focus of his work is on the development of new nanomaterials for organic electronics and as biofilters. Ginley's work is directed primarily at the development of new atmospheric processing approaches to photovoltaics.

Some of Ginley's work in progress is on the development of high-quality materials (single crystal films) by pulsed laser deposition, sputtering, IBAD, and characterization of the materials in the doped and undoped states by optical and transport measurements. In addition to developing a fundamental understanding of the interrelationship of structure and electronic properties, Dr. Ginley and his research group are applying what they learn to improved devices, i.e., batteries; frequency agile electronics; photovoltaics; electrochromics; and flat panel displays. To transition these results to more practical approaches, they are investigating the development of nonvacuum, direct writeable electronic materials. This is done through the development of nanoparticulate and ink-based precursors. This involves the synthesis of the nanoparticles, development of inks and ink deposition techniques, derivation of a fundamental understanding of the sintering behavior of nanoparticles and the evolution of the bulk structural and electronic properties.

Ginley's work has developed new inks for metallization and the development of highly anisotropic oxide nanoparticles. Ginley is also the principal investigator on new programs in the areas of combinatorial materials science for high throughput discovery of new electrooptical materials, including transparent conducing oxides, nitrites, and borides.

The approach is also being applied directly to device optimization in aSi. Ginley's group also initiated a new program in polymer-based photovoltaics and other optoelectronic devices especially focusing on the area of interfacial effects and organic/inorganic structures.

Professional Experience


Research Fellow/Group Manager 
Principal Scientist and Group Manager
Group Manager/Principal Scientist, Process Development and Advanced Concepts, National Center for Photovoltaics 
Team Lead, Advanced Oxides Programs 
Team Lead, Advanced Projects Team for Photovoltaic Materials and Devices 
Team Lead, Internal Research and Development (FIRST program) and PV and EM Center Business Development Team
Photovoltaic Devices Branch Manager 

Sandia National Laboratories 

Department Manager, Advanced Materials and Devices
Division Supervisor, Solid State Materials
Senior Member of Technical Staff
Special Assignments,

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Mineral Engineering Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines

PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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