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Dr. Winston V. Schoenfeld

Dr. Winston V. Schoenfeld

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

Nanophotonics Device



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(321) 638-1705 (FSEC)


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

S. Bakhshi, N. Zin, H. Ali, M. Wilson, D. Chanda, K. O. Davis, and W. V. Schoenfeld
"Simple and versatile UV-ozone oxide for silicon solar cell applications"
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 185, pp. 505–510
H. Ali, W. Schoenfeld, and K. Davis
"Interface Study of Passivated Silicon Wafers for High Efficiency Photovoltaics by Transmission Electron Microscopy"
Materials Science & Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017
S. Guo, K. Davis, S. Johnston, and W. Schoenfeld
"Metal Induced Recombination Parameter Extraction using High Resolution Photoluminescence Imaging"
45th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Waikoloa, HI, 2018
S. Bakhshi, N. Zin, M. Wilson, I. Kashkoush, K. Davis, and W. Schoenfeld
"UV-ozone oxide for surface clean and passivation"
45th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Waikoloa, HI, 2018
K. Ogutman, K. Davis, H. Ali, S. Martell, W. Schoenfeld
"Automated detection of rear contact voids in perc cells with photoluminescence imaging"
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 179, pp. 31-35
Nizamettin Kortan Ogutman
"Hole Selective Tunneling Oxide Applications with Insight into Sophisticated Characterization Techniques"
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
K. O. Davis & W. V. Schoenfeld
"Engineered Interfaces Using Surface and Contact Passivation in Silicon Solar Cells"
Electrochemical Society Interface, 27(1), pp. 63-66
W. V. Schoenfeld*, M. Toporkov, and P. Mukhopadhyay
"Invited Talk: Tin-Gallium-Oxide-Based UV-C Detectors"
SPIE Photonics West, Oxide-based Materials and Devices IX, San Francisco, CA (2018).
R.S. Bonilla, K.O. Davis, E.J. Schneller, W.V. Schoenfeld, and P.R. Wilshaw
"Effective antireflection and surface passivation of silicon using a SiO2/a-TiOx film stack"
IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 7(6), pp. 1603-1610
F. Alema, B. Hertog, A. Osinsky, P. Mukhopadhyay, M. Toporkov, and W.V. Schoenfeld
"Fast growth rate of epitaxial beta-Ga2O3 by close coupled showerhead MOCVD"
Journal of Crystal Growth, 475, pp. 77-82


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