Lance Wheeler

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Lance Wheeler received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota, in 2009. As a departmental fellow, his graduate work was performed at the University of Minnesota under the advisement of Uwe Kortshagen, where Wheeler received a Ph.D. in 2014. Within the Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics—U.S. Department of Energy Energy Frontier Research Center—his research was dedicated to developing novel surface chemistries to enable the integration of group IV semiconductor quantum dots into photovoltaic devices. This work led to multiple publications, patents, and awards. He has continued work in quantum dots at NREL and now develops switchable photovoltaic technology and designer materials for solar thermochemical fuel production. 

Research Interests

Design and synthesis of low-dimensional materials

Basic science of solution-phase phenomena of nanomaterials

Switchable photovoltaics

Solar thermochemical fuel production

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, St. John's University

PhD, University of Minnesota


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