Zachary HolmanZachary Holman

Assistant Professor
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Research expertise: Amorphous silicon/crystalline silicon heterojunction solar cells, light management in solar cells, transparent conductive oxides, semiconductor nanoparticles, optical and electronic properties of nanoscale materials, plasma synthesis of powders, deposition of powders and thin films

Zachary C. Holman received a B.A. degree in physics from Reed College and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute of Microengineering at EPFL in Switzerland prior to joining the faculty at Arizona State University in 2013.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., mechanical engineering, nanoparticle science and engineering (minor), University of Minnesota, 2010
B.A., physics, Reed College, 2005

Recognition and awards

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship in Japan, 2010
University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2009-2010
NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, 2006-2008
Particle Society of Minnesota Scholarship, 2008)
18th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry Best Paper Award, 2007
University of Minnesota Graduate School Fellowship, 2005-2006
University of Minnesota Mechanical Engineering Department Fellowship, 2005-2006

Selected publications

B. Chen, Y. Bai, Z. Yu, T. Li, X. Zheng, Q. Dong, M. Boccard, A. Gruverman, Z. Holman, and J. Huang, “Efficient semi-transparent perovskite solar cells for 23%-efficiency perovskite/silicon four-terminal tandem cells,” Advanced Energy Materials (in press).

J. Shi, M. Boccard, and Z. Holman, “Plasma-initiated rehydrogenation of amorphous silicon to increase the temperature processing window of silicon heterojunction solar cells,” Applied Physics Letters (in press).

Y. Zhao, M. Boccard, S. Liu, J. Becker, X.-H. Zhao, C. Campbell, E. Suarez, M. Lassise, Z. Holman, and Y.-H. Zhang, “Monocrystalline CdTe solar cells with open-circuit voltage over 1 V and efficiency of 17%,” Nature Energy 16067 (2016).

Z. Yu, B. Wheelwright, S. Manzoor, R. Angel, and Z. Holman, “Silicon wafers with optically specular surfaces formed by chemical polishing,” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics DOI: 10.1007/s10854-016-5108-y (2016).

M. Boccard and Z. Holman, “Amorphous silicon carbide passivating layers for crystalline-silicon-based heterojunction solar cells,” Journal of Applied Physics 118, 065704 (2015).

Z. Yu, K. Fisher, B. Wheelwright, R. Angel, and Z. Holman, “PVMirror: A new concept for tandem solar cells and hybrid solar converters,” IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 5, 1791–1799 (2015).

B. Terheiden, T. Ballmann, R. Horbelt, Y. Schiele, S. Seren, J. Ebser, G. Hahn, V. Mertens, M. Koentopp, M. Scherff, J. Müller, Z. Holman, A. Descoeudres, S. De Wolf, S. Martin de Nicolas, J. Geissbuehler, C. Ballif, B. Weber, P. Saint-Cast, M. Rauer, C. Schmiga, S. Glunz, D. Morrison, S. Devenport, D. Antonelli, C. Busto, F. Grasso, F. Ferrazza, E. Tonelli, and W. Oswald, “Manufacturing 100-µm-thick silicon solar cells with efficiencies greater than 20% in a pilot production line,” Physica Status Solidi A 212, 13–24 (2015).