Graduate student Wan-Ju Hsu receives Renewable Energy Commercialization Fellowship

Graduate Student Wan-Ju Hsu, working with Prof. Russell Holmes, has been awarded a $50,000 Renewable Energy Commercialization Fellowship.  The fellowship is a joint initiative of the Institute on the Environment and the College of Science and Engineering, in partnership with the UMN MIN-Corps program and the Office of Technology Commercialization, to accelerate technology translation of renewable energy research.

Wan-Ju’s project involves the development of new manufacturing techniques for high efficiency metal-halide perovskite thin film solar cells.  These devices have already realized impressive efficiencies, and show great promise for realizing high efficiency at low cost.