Chet Steinhagen


B.S., Chemical Engineering, High Distinction, University of Minnesota, 2006


Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystals, nanowires, and nanorods.

Processing and applications of nanomaterials.

Thin-film photovoltaics.

Alternative absorber materials for solar cells.


Steinhagen, Chet; Harvey, Taylor B.; Stolle, C. Jackson; Harris, Justin; Korgel, Brian A., Pyrite Nanocrystal Solar Cells: Promising or Fool's Gold? Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2012), 3, 2352-2356. [link]

Steinhagen, Chet; Panthani, Matthew G.; Akhavan, Vahid; Goodfellow, Brian; Koo, Bonil; Korgel, Brian A., Synthesis of Cu2ZnSnS4 Nanocrystals for Use in Low-Cost Photovoltaics. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2009), ASAP. [link]

Steinhagen, Chet; Akhavan, Vahid; Goodfellow, Brian; Panthani, Matthew G.; Harris, Justin; Holmberg, Vincent; Korgel, Brian, Solution-Liquid-Solid (SLS) Synthesis of CuInSe2 Nanowires and their Implementation in Photovoltaic Devices. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2011), 3(5), 1781-1785. [link]

Akhavan, Vahid A.;Goodfellow, Brian W.; Panthani, Matthew G.;Steinhagen, Chet; Harvey, Taylor B.; Stolle, C. Jackson; Korgel, Brian A., Colloidal CIGS and CZTS Nanocrystals: A Precursor Route to Printed Photovoltaics. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2011), ASAP. [link]

Chockla, Aaron M.; Harris, Justin T.; Akhavan, Vahid A.; Bogart, Timothy D.; Holmberg, Vincent C.; Steinhagen, Chet; Mullins, C. Buddie; Stevenson, Keith J.; Korgel, Brian A., Silicon Nanowire Fabric as a Lithium Ion Battery Electrode Material. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2011), 133(51), 20914-20921. [link]