College of Engineering School of Materials Science and Engineering
Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena is an expert in solar energy, optoelectronics, and semi-conductors.
Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena’s research focuses on the electronic nanoscale dynamics of low-cost semiconductors used for optoelectronic applications. Correa-Baena’s group works on advanced deposition techniques, with emphasis on low-cost and high throughput, as well as advanced characterization methods that include synchrotron-based mapping and imaging approaches with nanoscale resolution. His research program at Georgia Tech has attracted funding from the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense, which funds cutting-edge research on new materials for solar energy conversion. His work has been cited over 28,000 times, making him a top cited researcher as recognized by the Web of Science Group Highly Cited Researchers (2019-21) and the Nature Index’s leading early career researchers in materials science (2019).
News and Recent Appearances
$2.3B Qcells Solar Power Investment Holds Major Potential for Georgia
Researchers Chart Path to Cheaper Flexible Solar Cells
Research Out Front: Experts Look Ahead to 2023 and Beyond
Organometallic boost pushes perovskite solar cells to new record for efficiency and stability
‘What they describe here is something that a lot of groups, including mine, have been doing for the past four or five years – that is putting an organic material on top of the perovskite to stand between it and the electron-selective contact … but the result is quite spectacular,’ says materials scientist Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, who works on p-i-n solar cells.
'It is a gold rush': Georgia positioned for solar manufacturing surge
Atlanta Business Chronicle
"This is a huge deal for high tech manufacturing in the U.S.," said Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena, an assistant professor at Georgia Tech who is working to develop new types of solar cells. "We are starting to emulate what has been happening in Asia. It's going to be crucial for the future.