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Dr. Bruce Parkinson


Department of Chemistry

Dept. 3838

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-9891


Dr. Carrick Eggleston

Associate Director

Department of Geology & Geophysics

Dept. 3006

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6769


Short Course

Center for Photoconversion & Catalysis

Center for Photoconversion and Catalysis

Summer Short Course

Understanding and Manipulating Bulk and Surface Properties of Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion

CPAC Visiting Scholar - Dr. Katarzyna Skorupska 

Wednesdays 12:00 in Chemistry Room 446

Bring your lunch!

June 19 - Introduction and Outlook

June 26 - Intrinsic and Doped Semiconductors

July 3 - Optical Properties of Semiconductors

July 10 - Semiconductor/Metal Schottky Type Junctions and Semiconductor/ Semiconductor Homojunctions

July 17 - Semiconductor/Electrolyte Interface: Mechanisms of Chemical and Electrochemical Reactions at the Si Surface

July 24 - Preparation of Si Surfaces: (Photo)(electro)chemical Passivation and Nanostructuring

July 31 - Site-specific Adsorption of Metal Nanoparticles and Enzyme Molecules on Semiconductor Surfaces

August 7 - Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells

August 14 - A Photobiocathode

August 21 - Bioinspired Systems

Dr Katarzyna skorupska
Dr. Katarzyna Skorpska

Dr. Skorupska’s research focuses on photoelectrochemistry and related interfacial phenomena.  Her recent work has focused on photoelectrocatalytic processes related to light-induced water splitting using various surface analysis techniques in a combined photoelectrochemistry - UHV surface analysis system. She has also studied photoelectrochemically induced surface transformations of Si single crystals using synchrotron radiation.  She has also undertaken detailed studies of the dissolution mechanisms of Si single crystals in various electrolytes and was involved in a project that demonstrated novel efficient Si nanoemitter photovoltaic and photoelectrocatalytic photoelectrochemical solar cells.  She has attached catalysts, including metal nanoparticles, and enzymes, to semiconductor surfaces in order to drive photoelectrochemical reactions of interest for energy conversion.

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