Renewable Energy & Quantum Information

The frontier in renewable energy applications and quantum information science lies in employing light to control excited-state dynamics in solid-state systems.

The grand challenge for quantum information science is to design devices with quantum properties, such as quantum coherences and entanglements, that are predictable, reliable, and controllable.

We focus on elucidating the material and physical properties of light for energy applications. With advanced characterization techniques, we aim to achieve optimal energy flow among different functional entities in solid-state devices through chemical design at both nanoscale and mesoscale.

Quantum information science demands new device platforms – and these devices demand exquisite chemical control. An in-depth understanding of interfacial properties enables the real-world benefits of light technology. Chemistry is at the core of understanding the excited-state dynamics across the interfaces in these devices. We seek to coherently control excited-state spin states for the bottom-up design of quantum entanglement in hybrid molecular systems that exploit versatility, tunability, and scalability to drive chemical innovation in quantum information science.

Select Publications

Lu, Y.; Shih M,; Tan, S.; Grotevent, M.; Wang, L.; Zhu H.; Zhang, R.; Lee, J.; Lee, J.; Bulović, V.; Bawendi, M. G. Rational Design of A Chemical Bath Deposition Based Tin Oxide Electron Transport Layer for Perovskite Photovoltaics Adv. Mater. 2023, 2304168.

Wang, L.; Yoo, J. J.; Lin, T.-A.; Perkinson, C. F.; Lu, Y.; Baldo, M. A.; Bawendi, M. G. Interfacial Trap- Assisted Triplet Generation in Lead Halide Perovskite Sensitized Solid-State Upconversion. Adv. Mater. 2021, 2100854.