Kevin Dobins

Kevin D. Dobson

Associate Scientist: Institute of Energy Conversion


Phone: 302-831-6260

Education: Ph.D. (Chemistry) – University of Otago, New Zealand

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Dr. Kevin Dobson has worked in photovoltaic research for over 23 years, studying a wide range materials, including cadmium telluride, crystalline silicon, copper indium gallium diselenide, and organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite thin films, with emphasis on chemical process related to material and device processing and stability. He joined IEC in 2001 and currently oversees IEC’s perovskite solar cell program.

Research Interests

  • Chemical processes for semiconductor material and device processing
  • The chemistry of material and device stability
  • Electrochemical processing for thin film device application
  • Low-cost passivation of perovskite-based solar cells

Featured Publications

  1. A. J. Harding, A. G. Kuba, B. E. McCandless, U. K. Das, K. D. Dobson, B. A. Ogunnaike, and W. N. Shafarman, “The Growth of Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskites by Close Space Vapor Transport,” RSC Advances 10, 16125 (2020). DOI: 10.1039/d0ra01640c
  2. R. V. Forest, B. E. McCandless, X. He, A. A. Rockett, E. Eser, K. D. Dobson, and R. W. Birkmire, “Diffusion of Sodium in Single Crystalline CuInSe2,” J. Appl. Phys 121, 245102 (2017). doi:
  3. G. M. Sriramagiri, N. Ahmed, W. Luc, K. D. Dobson, S. S. Hegedus, and F. Jiao, “Towards Practical Solar-Driven CO2 Flow-Cell Electrolyzer: Design and Optimization,” ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 5, 10959 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02853
  4. T. C. Mangan, B. E. McCandless, K. D. Dobson, and R. W. Birkmire, “Fabrication of Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 thin films by reaction of Cu-Zn-Sn precursors in H2S and H2Se,” J. Appl. Phys. 118, 065303 (2015).
  5. D. V. Esposito, S. T. Hunt, A. L. Stottlemyer, K. D. Dobson, B. E. McCandless, R. W. Birkmire, J. Chen, “Low-Cost Hydrogen-Evolution Catalysts Based on Monolayer Platinum on Tungsten Monocarbide Substrates,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 49, 9859 (2010).  DOI: 10.1002/anie.201004718

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