Maggie Stevens, a doctoral student in Associate Professor Tom Vandervelde’s REAP Lab, received funding to spend the summer working at the Naval Research Labs through the prestigious Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program. She will be working with the Robert Walters group at NRL on epitaxial processes and characterization.
Stevens also received funding from NASA for her proposal “Solid State Energy Conversion for Deep Space Power.” NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships are awarded to graduate students who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for the United States’ science, exploration and economic future.
Earlier in the year, Stevens and undergraduate Katie Levinson in the REAP Lab presented papers at the American Physical Society meeting, March 2-6, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas. Stevens presented a paper on “Studying Anomalous Open-Circuit Voltage Drop-Out in Concentrated Photovoltaics Using Computational Numerical Analysis.” Levinson presented a paper on “Emission Testing Results of Thermally Stable, Metamaterial, Selective-Emitters for Thermophotovoltaics.”