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Academic Info

Job Title
Graduate student researcher

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)
American Physical Society (APS)
Group on Energy Research and Applications (GERA)
Women in Physics (WiP)
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
Society of Physics Students (SPS)

Previous Institutions

B.S. Applied Physics, University of Santa Cruz, 2014
A.A. Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, 2007

Previous Experience

NASA Ames, Bebout Lab - effects of LSCs on algae for use in biofuels.

Research Interest

Degradation and understanding of organometal hallide perovskites, primarily CH3NH3PbI3 and their role in photovoltaics.
Characterization of of fluorescent dyes and materials used in Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSCs) for integrated photovoltaic systems; optimization of energy production and relative cost of LSCs.


NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2015
Dean's Undergraduate Research Award, 2014
Ron Ruby Memorial Scholarship, 2013
Marilyn C. and Raymond E. Davis Memorial Scholarship, 2013

Contact Info

Mailing Address

Natural Sciences II Rm. 349
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


Personal Info

Katie Hellier


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