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Dr. Winston V. Schoenfeld

Dr. Winston V. Schoenfeld

Professor of Optics & Photonics & Director, Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)

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CREOL A215 (Office)
CREOL 180B (MBE Lab)
CREOL 156 (NPDG Lab)
CREOL 232 & 156A (Students)


Winston V. Schoenfeld is currently Director of the Solar Technologies Research Division (STRD) at The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and Professor of Optics at CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics at the University of Central Florida. He received his Ph.D. degree in materials science from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2000, and holds an MS and BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida. Prior to joining CREOL, Dr. Schoenfeld served as Device Manager at Uniroyal Optoelectronics, working in the area of high brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs), and later in 2003 founded Medical Lighting Solutions, Inc., a supplier of specialty LED lighting solutions for the medical and biomedical industries. He has authored/co-authored more than 120 refereed journal publications in the areas of photovoltaics, the epitaxial growth and properties of oxide semiconductors, oxide and nitride-semiconductor light emitting diodes, self-assembled quantum dots, e-beam nano-lithography, quantum information/networks, comprehensive modeling of nanowire devices, and solid-state nuclear material detection. Dr. Schoenfeld is a Fellow of SPIE and currently serves as a Principal Editor for the Journal of Materials Research.

Awards & Honors

International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Fellow
2017 Promoted to the rank of Professor
2016 Research Incentive Award
2010 Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award
2010 UCF TIP Award
2009 Promotion and Tenure Approved
2008 Elected as Chair of the Florida Chapter of the American Vacuum Society
2006 Elected to the Executive Committee of the Florida Chapter of the American Vacuum Society
2006 Presidential Major Research Equipment Award

Recent Publications

Haider Ali
"Study of Surface Passivation Behavior of Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells"
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida Orlando
Mykyta Toporkov, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Haider Ali, Valeria Beletsky, Fikadu Alema, Andrei Osinsky, Winston V Schoenfeld
"MgZnO Grown by Molecular Beam Epitaxy on N-Type ß-Ga2O3 for UV Schottky Barrier Solar-Blind Photodetectors"
Proceedings SPIE 10105, Oxide-based Materials and Devices VIII, 101051N
M. Toporkov, P. Mukhopadhyay, H. Ali, V. Beletsky, F. Alema, A. Osinsky, and W. V. Schoenfeld
"MgZnO grown by molecular beam epitaxy on n-Type B-Ga2O3 for UV Schottky barrier solar-blind photodetectors"
OPTO at SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco
F. Alema, B. Hertog, O.  Ledyaev, D. Volovik, G. Thoma, R. Miller, A. Osinsky, P. Mukhopadhyay, S. Bakhshi, H. Ali, W.V. Schoenfeld
"Solar blind photodetector based on epitaxial zinc doped Ga2O3 thin film"
Physica Status Solidi A, 214
F. Alema, B. Hertog, O. Ledyaev, D. Volovik, R. Miller, A. Osinsky, S. Bakhshi, and W.V. Schoenfeld
"High responsivity solar blind photodetector based on high Mg content MgZnO film grown via pulsed metal organic chemical vapor deposition"
Sensors And Actuators A-Physical, 249, pp.263-268
E. Schneller, N. Shiradkar, H. Seigneur, K. Davis, and W. V. Schoenfeld
"Effect of Diamond Wire Saw Marks on Solar Cell Performance"
Silicon PV 2016 - 6th International Conference on Silicon Photovoltaics (Energy Procedia), Chambery, France
S. Guo, E. Schneller, J. Walters, K. O. Davis, and W. V. Schoenfeld
"Detecting loss mechanisms of c-Si PV modules by ISC-VOC and I-V measurement"
Optics & Photonics (SPIE), San Diego, CA
H. Ali, X. Yang, K.O. Davis, K. Weber, and W.V. Schoenfeld
"TEM studies of TiO2-based passivated contacts in c-Si solar cells"
Microscopy and Microanalysis, 22, pp.1600-1601
H. Seigneur, K. Ogutman, E. Schneller, K. O. Davis, and W. V. Schoenfeld
"Effect of Cracks on Spatially Resolved c-Si Solar Cell Parameters"
43nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Portland, OR
N. Shiradkar, H. Seigneur, T. R. Newton, S. Danyluk, and W. V. Schoenfeld
"Effect of Laser Marks and Residual Stress in Wafers on the Propensity for Performance Loss due to Cracking in Solar Cells"
43nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Portland, OR


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