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

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

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 (in press).

Ballif, S. De Wolf, A. Descoeudres, and Z. Holman, “Amorphous silicon/crystalline silicon heterojunction solar cells,” in Advances in Photovoltaics: Part 3, edited by G. Willeke and E. Weber, Burlington: Academic Press (2014).

Holman, A. Descoeudres, S. De Wolf, and C. Ballif, “Record infrared internal quantum efficiency in silicon heterojunction solar cells with dielectric/metal rear reflectors,” IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 3, 1243–1249 (2013).

Holman, S. De Wolf, and C. Ballif, “Improving metal reflectors by suppressing surface plasmon polaritons: A priori calculation of the internal reflectance of a solar cell,” Light: Science & Applications 2, e106 (2013).

Barraud, Z. Holman, N. Badel, P. Reiss, A. Descoeudres, C. Battaglia, S. De Wolf, and C. Ballif, “Hydrogen-doped indium oxide/indium tin oxide bilayers for high-efficiency silicon heterojunction solar cells,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 115, 151–156 (2013).

Descoeudres, Z. Holman, L. Barraud, S. Morel, S. De Wolf, and C. Ballif, “>21% efficient silicon heterojunction solar cells on n- and p-type wafers compared,” IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 3, 83–89 (2013).