Projects

The class involves a final project. This will be an open-ended research project of your choice. The report is written following the National Science Foundation (NSF)-style. The details on the project can be found at the syllabus. You are encouraged to work in pairs/teams, and to think of topics as the course progresses. However, each student will have one independent project submission. Details on timeline, rubric, and guidelines will be provided to you on the first day of the class. More details can be found at the Course Documents.

Examples of past best projects are provided below:

2020  BEST PROJECTS

CROSSLIGHT BEST TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION AWARDEE (ADDRESSING THE COVID-19)

A Sustainable, UV-LED Disinfection System for N95 masks in Haiti (Report)

MICROLINK DEVICES BEST PROJECT AWARDEE

Improved GaAsP Solar Cells with Distributed Bragg Reflector for Space Applications (Report)

Improved GaAsP Solar Cells with Distributed Bragg Reflector for Space Applications (Presentation)

2019  BEST PROJECTS

Congrats to the entire Spring class of ECE 443 LEDs and Solar Cells and Best Project Awardees!

CROSSLIGHT BEST PROJECT AWARDEES

Investigation of the Impact of Polarization and Auger Recombination on the Wurtzite and Zincblende GaN-Based Green LEDs (Report)

Investigation of the Impact of Polarization and Auger Recombination on the Wurtzite and Zincblende GaN-Based Green LEDs (Presentation)

Design of Monolithic White LED Using InGaN/GaN/InGaN MQW Structures (Report)

Design of Monolithic White LED Using InGaN/GaN/InGaN MQW Structures (Presentation)

MICROLINK DEVICES BEST PROJECT AWARDEE

Ge/GaAs/InGaP Triple-Junction Solar Cells for Space Exploration (Report)

Ge/GaAs/InGaP Triple-Junction Solar Cells for Space Exploration (Presentation)

2018  BEST PROJECTS

Congrats to the entire Spring class of ECE 498/443 LEDs and Solar Cells and Crosslight Best Project Awardees!

CROSSLIGHT BEST PROJECT AWARDEES

Efficient Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cell (Report)

Efficient Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cell (Presentation)

Trade-off Evaluation and Design Optimization of High Efficiency Terrestrial (AM1.5) Five-junction Solar Cell Using Crosslight Apsys (Report)

Trade-off Evaluation and Design Optimization of High Efficiency Terrestrial (AM1.5) Five-junction Solar Cell Using Crosslight Apsys (Presentation)

Light emitting diodes using InxGa1-xP quantum well structures for wound healing (Report)

Light emitting diodes using InxGa1-xP quantum well structures for wound healing (Presentation)

2017 BEST PROJECTS

Integration of GaAsP on Si for High Efficiency Tandem Solar Cells (Report)

Integration of GaAsP on Si for High Efficiency Tandem Solar Cells (Presentation)

Design of an Infrared LED for use in Medical Applications (Report)

Design of an Infrared LED for use in Medical Applications (Presentation)