Thin Films, Photovoltaics, Solar Fuels
Nicolas Gaillard (PhD, Micro- and Nano-electronics, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France) has over 15 years of experience in materials science, with an emphasis in the areas of photovoltaics, photoelectrochemical hydrogen production and integrated circuits. Following his graduate work, Dr. Gaillard spent 3 years with the IBM/Motorola/STMicroelectronics alliance working on oxide/metal interfaces for CMOS transistors and DRAM memories applications. He joined the Thin Films Laboratory of the Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2007 as a post-doctoral, working under the supervision of Dr. Eric Miller on metal oxide thin films for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production. Dr. Gaillard was appointed faculty and Thin Films Laboratory group leader in 2010. Dr. Gaillard’s current research projects include: (i) engineering of high efficiency PEC materials, with an emphasis on chalcopyrite materials (CuInGaSSe) and (ii) the development of novel nanocrystal inks for printable thin film photovoltaics.