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The need to harvest, convert, and store energy remains one of the greatest challenges facing the scientific community today. Our research addresses this need, bridging solid state physics, materials science and inorganic chemistry. We are currently focusing on controlling the transport properties of non-traditional thermoelectric and photovoltaic materials. From these materials, we develop and test prototype systems to validate material performance metrics.

  Eric Toberer   
  Associate Professor
  Dept. of Physics
  Colorado School of Mines
  Joint appointment:
National Center for Photovoltaics
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

 

Notable Events

APR review is out

Angela recieves the Marie Curie Fellowship for a postdoc at EPFL

Angela receives Best Materials Science PhD award

Angela gave seminars at MIT and Harvard on her research

Toberer received the 2016 Junior Faculty Research Award from CSM

Caitlin awarded a NASA AS&ASTAR Fellowship

Toberer received the 2015 Cotrell Scholar Award

For recent papers: Google Scholar homepage

Current projects:

ARPA-E - Single-Pane Windows with Insulating Sprayed Particulate Coatings
PIs: Zak Holman, Eric Toberer, Chris Hogan
Institutions: ASU, CSM, U. Minn.

ARPA-E - High-Throughput Discovery of Thermoelectric Materials
PIs: Eric Toberer, Chris Hogan
Institutions: CSM, U. Minn.

ARPA-E - Solar Thermoelectricity via Advanced Latent Heat Storage
Lead PIs: David Ginley, Eric Toberer
Institutions: NREL, CSM, Bucknell, Marlow Industries, ITC Power Solutions

NSF CAREER - Control of Charge Carrier Dynamics in Complex Thermoelectric Semiconductor
PI: Eric Toberer
Institutions: CSM, SLAC

NSF DMREF - Collaborative Research: Accelerating Thermoelectric Materials Discovery via Dopability Predictions
PIs: Eric Toberer, Vladan Stevanovic, Elif Ertekin, Mike Toney, Jeff Snyder
Institutions: CSM, Northwestern, Stanford, UIUC

NSF DMREF - Computationally Driven Targeting of Advanced Thermoelectric Materials
PIs: Eric Toberer, Vladan Stevanovic, Qin Lv, Thomas Mason, Scott Barnett
Institutions: CSM, CU Boulder, Northwestern

DOE/NREL - Novel Photovoltaics Absorbers
PIs: Eric Toberer, Andriy Zakutayev, Adele Tamboli
Institutions: CSM, NREL

DOE/NREL - Novel Photovoltaics Absorbers
PIs: Eric Toberer, Andriy Zakutayev, Adele Tamboli
Institutions: CSM, NREL

DOE/NREL - 2D Materials for Low Cost Epitaxial Growth of Single Sun GaAs PV
PIs: Eric Toberer, Andrew Norman, Adele Tamboli
Institutions: CSM, NREL

NASA/JPL - Design of Advanced Thermoelectric Materials for Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators
PIs: Eric Toberer
Institutions: CSM

 

Positions Available

Senior design: Contact me via email to discuss possible projects.

Summer research: Contact me via email in the Nov. - Feb. window.

Graduate positions: We are always looking for a new students with diverse skill sets to join the team. Likewise, we welcome visitors from other groups to come for shorter stays.

Postdoc positions: Please send me your CV and a short summary of your expertise; positions appear irregularly and are unlikely to be posted here.