WELCOME TO LEITE RESEARCH GROUP
Renewable Energy and Advanced Devices
We are engaged in fundamental and applied research in
(i) materials for energy harvesting and storage,
(ii) functional imaging of materials at the nanoscale, and
Navigate our site to find out more about our research and recent scientific findings.
For further details about our work, please contact Prof. Leite.
04/22: Peifen and Tao’s paper on Transient Structural Colors with Magnesium-Based Reflective Filters has been published in Advanced Optical Materials. Check the article here.
04/22: Our paper on hot-carrier dynamics in near-infrared photocatalytic metals is published in Phys. Rev. B. Check the article here.
04/22: Margaret is awarded the prestigious NSF-GRFP. Congrats Margaret!
03/2022: John’s paper on machine learning applied to halide perovskites is published in J. Phys. Chem. Letters. Check the publication here!
01/2022: Leite is nominated a UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow!
01/2022: The LeiteLab is awarded the University Partnerships Investment Area Team, a collaboration with Dr. Kenny Chowdhary from Sandia National Laboratories. Together, we will implement machine learning methods to unravel degradation mechanisms in perovskite solar cells.
12/2021: The group welcomes Mansha and Abi, new grad students!
12/2021: Leite gives an invited talk at the Pacifichem 2020. Thanks to Mihri Özkan for the kind invitation. Check the meeting’s program here
12/2021: Leite’s News & Views on Nature Energy is published.
11/2021: The Leite Lab takes Fall MRS by storm! Ece, Richa, and Meghna present their results on solid-state batteries and halide perovskites for solar cells at the in-person meeting. Peifen and Margaret shared their findings on transient photonics and thermophotovoltaics during the online meeting. MSL was one of the meeting Chairs. Thanks MRS, for a fantastic meeting!
10/2021: Leite presents invited talks at the AVS 67 and the XXXV Brazilian North and Northeast Regional Physics Meeting
09/2021: Leite presents a Colloquium at the Department of Physics, Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). Thanks Carol, for the kind invitation. It was great seeing several old friends and colleagues!
09/2021: John and Erica’s paper on perovskites’ dynamic response to humidity and light is highlighted on the front cover of Adv. Optical Materials.
09/2021: Leite and Dr. Míguez (from the Institute of Materials Science of Seville) co-edit a special issue on “Photophysical Processes in Metal Halide Perovskites” for Adv. Optical Materials. Check out the Editorial here.
08/2021: Leite becomes an SPIE Senior Member. See news here.
08/2021: Meghna’s paper on machine learning for perovskite solar cells is now published on J. Phys. Chem. Letters. Good job Meghna! Access the pdf here.
08/2021: Leite presents an invited talk on materials for thermophotovoltaics at SPIE
08/2021: Leite gives an invited talk on transient photonics at the RAPID Meeting
07/2021: John’s article on Emission Dynamics in Triple-Cation Halide Perovskites is published in Adv. Optical Materials. Well done John! See full article here.
07/2021: Leite presents an invited talk at META
06/2021: Leite share’s the groups’ latest results on perovskites for optoelectronics with an invited talk at the 2021 Photonics North meeting.
05/2021: Tom's article on selective etching properties of Mg thin films is published in Optical Materials Express. Good job! See full article here.
04/2021: We welcome David, a new undergraduate student that will be working on perovskite solar cells!
04/2021: Leite gives an invited talk at the Spring MRS Meeting, Frontier Energy Science in Halide Perovskite Symposium. Thanks for the organizers for the kind invitation!
03/2021: Congrats to Meghna for receiving the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship award!
03/2021: Richa presents a talk at the 2021 American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting!
03/2021: Tao and Meghna present talks at the 2021 SPIE Photonics West Meeting.
03/2021: Leite presents an invited talk about the group’s most recent work on perovskites at the NanoGe Spring Meeting.
02/2021: Leite is a speaker for the “Professional development in Materials Science series of talks, as part of the Materials Outreach Corporation - an MSE/UC Davis undergraduate organization.
Our research has been supported by: NSF, DARPA, Army Research Office, NIST
Thank you for your interest in our research. Get in touch with us for any job openings, questions, or comments regarding our work and publications.
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