Collin Brown

Graduate Student


B.S. 2014 Brigham Young University

M.S. 2017 University of Oklahoma



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Research Area

Condensed Matter Physics

Research Description

I work with Dr. Ian Sellers on a number of material systems. We study the physics behind various photovoltiac (PV) systems in hopes that we can provide insight on how to improve the performance. Most of the work I am currently working on is to study how various solar cell material systems perform in space-like conditions.


"Flexible Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells for Outer Planetary Missions: Investigation Under Low-Intensity Low-Temperature Conditions," Collin R. Brown, Vincent R. Whiteside, Dmitry Poplavskyy, Khalid Hossain, Mangal S. Dhoubhadel, Ian R. Sellers, (2019) DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2889179

"Potential of High-Stability Perovskite Solar Cells for Low-Intensity−Low-Temperature (LILT) Outer Planetary Space Missions," C. R. Brown, G. E. Eperon, V. R. Whiteside, and I. R. Sellers, ACS Applied Energy Materials, (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01882

"The effect and nature of N–H complexes in the control of the dominant photoluminescence transitions in UV-hydrogenated GaInNAs," C. R. Brown, N. J. Estes, V. R. Whiteside, B. Wang, K. Hossain, T. D. Golding, M. Leroux, M. Al Khalfioui, J. G. Tischler, C. T. Ellis, E. R. Glaser and I. R. Sellers, RSC Advances, 7, 25353 - 25361, (2017) DOI: 10.1039/C7RA02900D

In Research Group

Ian Sellers, Associate Professor

Vincent R. Whiteside, Post Doc
Hadi Afshari, Graduate Student
Yang Cheng, Graduate Student