Eray Aydil

Professor, Alstadt Lord Mark Professor

  • 6 Metrotech Center

    NY 11201 Brooklyn

    United States

1991 …2019
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Personal profile

Research interests

My group and I are interested in electronic, optoelectronic, magnetic, and catalytic materials synthesis and characterization with emphasis on understanding synthesis-structure-property-performance relations. We are motivated by fundamental questions as well as applications such as sustainable solar-to-electric energy conversion using solar cells. We use both vapor phase deposition and synthesis techniques (e.g., physical vapor deposition, plasma synthesis etc.) as well as colloidal synthesis to produce nanostructured materials, coatings, and thin films. Recent, current and past projects include (1) Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite inspired materials for solar cells, light emitting devices, and quantum computing; (2) Superparamagnetic nickel and permalloy nanoparticles; (3) Pyrite iron disulfide (FeS2) for solar cells; (4) Transparent conducting oxide films (ZnO, ZnO:Al); (5) Plasma synthesis of nanoparticles; (6) Copper zinc tin sulfide and selenide (CZTS) solar cells; (7) II-VI quantum dots (CdSe, PbSe); (8) Plasma etching and deposition; (9) Photocatalysis with TiO2 nanostructures; and (10) Nanowire (ZnO, TiO2) synthesis and nanowire based dye sensitized solar cells.

Education/Academic qualification

Chemical Engineering, PhD, University of Houston


Chemical Engineering, BS, University of California, Berkeley


Materials Science & Engineering, BS, University of California, Berkeley


External positions

Editor-in-Chief Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology, American Vacuum Society (AVS)

2010 → …

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Plasmas Engineering & Materials Science
Nanocrystals Chemical Compounds
Solar cells Engineering & Materials Science
amorphous silicon Physics & Astronomy
Copper Chemical Compounds
Nanowires Chemical Compounds
Silicon Chemical Compounds
Thin films Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1991 2019

Lead-free double perovskites Cs2InCuCl6 and (CH3NH3)2InCuCl6: Electronic, optical, and electrical properties

Pham, H. Q., Holmes, R. J., Aydil, E. & Gagliardi, L., Jun 21 2019, In : Nanoscale. 11, 23, p. 11173-11182 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electronic properties
Solar cells
Electric properties
Energy gap
Optical properties

Quantum confinement in few layer SnS nanosheets

Dwyer, J. D., Diaz, E. J., Webber, T. E., Katzenberg, A., Modestino, M. & Aydil, E., Jun 14 2019, In : Nanotechnology. 30, 24, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quantum confinement
Van der Waals forces
Ethylene Glycol

Transport Evidence for Sulfur Vacancies as the Origin of Unintentional n-Type Doping in Pyrite FeS 2

Voigt, B., Moore, W., Manno, M., Walter, J., Jeremiason, J. D., Aydil, E. & Leighton, C., May 1 2019, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 11, 17, p. 15552-15563 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Doping (additives)

Computational Study of Structural and Electronic Properties of Lead-Free CsMI3 Perovskites (M = Ge, Sn, Pb, Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba)

Ray, D., Clark, C., Pham, H. Q., Borycz, J., Holmes, R. J., Aydil, E. & Gagliardi, L., Apr 12 2018, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 122, 14, p. 7838-7848 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

energy of formation
Electronic properties
Structural properties

Synthesis of Cu2(Zn1-xCox)SnS4 nanocrystals and formation of polycrystalline thin films from their aqueous dispersions

Pinto, A. H., Shin, S. W., Sharma, A., Penn, R. L. & Aydil, E., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 6, 3, p. 999-1008 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thin films
Lattice constants