Janam Jhaveri

Janam is a graduate student in Electrical Engineering advised by Professor James C. Sturm. His research interests lie in developing novel technologies to reduce the cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) and achieve grid parity. For silicon solar cells, which form ~90% of the PV market, a significant and slowly declining component of the cost is due to the high-temperature (> 800°C) processing required to form p-n junctions. Janam is working towards fabricating low-cost silicon/organic and silicon/metal-oxide heterojunctions at low temperatures to replace the p-n junction while maintaining high power conversion efficiencies.