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Eray Aydil

Professor, Alstadt Lord Mark Professor

  • 6 Metrotech Center

    NY 11201 Brooklyn

    United States

1991 …2019
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Research interests

My group and I are interested in electronic, optoelectronic, magnetic, and catalytic materials synthesis and characterization with emphasis on understanding synthesis-structure-property-performance relations. We are motivated by fundamental questions as well as applications such as sustainable solar-to-electric energy conversion using solar cells. We use both vapor phase deposition and synthesis techniques (e.g., physical vapor deposition, plasma synthesis etc.) as well as colloidal synthesis to produce nanostructured materials, coatings, and thin films. Recent, current and past projects include (1) Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite inspired materials for solar cells, light emitting devices, and quantum computing; (2) Superparamagnetic nickel and permalloy nanoparticles; (3) Pyrite iron disulfide (FeS2) for solar cells; (4) Transparent conducting oxide films (ZnO, ZnO:Al); (5) Plasma synthesis of nanoparticles; (6) Copper zinc tin sulfide and selenide (CZTS) solar cells; (7) II-VI quantum dots (CdSe, PbSe); (8) Plasma etching and deposition; (9) Photocatalysis with TiO2 nanostructures; and (10) Nanowire (ZnO, TiO2) synthesis and nanowire based dye sensitized solar cells.

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical Engineering, PhD, University of Houston


Chemical Engineering, BS, University of California, Berkeley


Materials Science & Engineering, BS, University of California, Berkeley


External positions

Editor-in-Chief Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology, American Vacuum Society (AVS)

2010 → …

Fingerprint Weighted list of dominant concepts in the researcher's publications (titles and abstracts).

Plasmas Engineering & Materials Science
Nanocrystals Chemical Compounds
Solar cells Engineering & Materials Science
amorphous silicon Physics & Astronomy
Copper Chemical Compounds
Nanowires Chemical Compounds
Silicon Chemical Compounds
Thin films Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1991 2019

Carrier-gas assisted vapor deposition for highly tunable morphology of halide perovskite thin films

Clark, C. P., Voigt, B., Aydil, E. & Holmes, R. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Sustainable Energy and Fuels. 3, 9, p. 2447-2455 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vapor deposition
Thin films
Flow rate

Lead-free double perovskites Cs2InCuCl6 and (CH3NH3)2InCuCl6: Electronic, optical, and electrical properties

Pham, H. Q., Holmes, R. J., Aydil, E. & Gagliardi, L., Jun 21 2019, In : Nanoscale. 11, 23, p. 11173-11182 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electronic properties
Solar cells
Electric properties
Energy gap
Optical properties

Metal-insulator transition in a semiconductor nanocrystal network

Greenberg, B. L., Robinson, Z. L., Ayino, Y., Held, J. T., Peterson, T. A., Andre Mkhoyan, K., Pribiag, V. S., Aydil, E. & Kortshagen, U. R., Aug 23 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 8, eaaw1462.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
thermoelectric generators

Quantum confinement in few layer SnS nanosheets

Dwyer, J. D., Diaz, E. J., Webber, T. E., Katzenberg, A., Modestino, M. & Aydil, E., Jun 14 2019, In : Nanotechnology. 30, 24, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quantum confinement
Van der Waals forces
Ethylene Glycol

Transport Evidence for Sulfur Vacancies as the Origin of Unintentional n-Type Doping in Pyrite FeS 2

Voigt, B., Moore, W., Manno, M., Walter, J., Jeremiason, J. D., Aydil, E. & Leighton, C., May 1 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 11, 17, p. 15552-15563 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Doping (additives)