Rene Lopez


Rene Lopez课题组介绍

Rene Lopez,正教授
通讯地址:SPST 5-205H ShanghaiTech University 393 Middle Huaxia Road,Pudong New Area,Shanghai,China
Rene Lopez obtained his Bachelor degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (Mexico), and his Master and Doctoral degrees from Vanderbilt University (USA). He worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vanderbilt University before joining the Faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). He joined ShanghaiTech this January 2017.

Specific research project

Electro-photonic device designs quantum dots solar cells.

Photochemistry in nanostructured oxides.

Tunable structural coloration systems.

Research Interest

Pulsed laser deposited nano-trees for energy harvesting applications.


1.     Ricardo Ruiz, Lei Wan,Rene Lopez, and Thomas R. Albrecht,”Line Roughness in Lamellae-Forming Block Copolymer Films”,Macromolecules, Article ASAP, Publication Date (Web): January 27, 2017DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02399

2.     Christopher Miller, Yulan Fu,Rene Lopez,”Enhancing energy absorption in quantum dot solar cells via periodic light-trapping microstructures”,Journal of Optics,18, 094002, 7pp, 2016

3.     Call, Robert; Alibabaei, Leila; Dillon, Robert; Knauf, Robin; Nayak, Animesh; Dempsey, Jillian; Papanikolas, John;Lopez, Rene, “Growth and Post-Deposition Treatments of SrTiO3 Films for Dye Sensitized Photoelectrosynthesis Cell Applications”,ACS applied Materials and Interfaces, 8 (19), pp 12282–12290, 2016,DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b01289

4.     Tippets, Cary; Fu, Yulan; Jackson, Anne-Martine, Donev, Eugenii,Lopez, Rene, “Reproduction and optical analysis of morpho-inspired polymeric nanostructures”,Journal of Optics,Vol.8, number 6,065105, 2016,

5.     Y. Hara, A. Gadisa, Y. Fu, T. Garvey, K. T. Vrouwenvelder, C. Miller, J. Dempsey,R. Lopez,  Gains and Losses in PbS Quantum Dot Solar Cells with Submicron Periodic Grating Structures”J. Phys. Chem. C,120 (15), pp 8005–8013 (2016),DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b01498

6.     Yulan Fu, Cary A. Tippets, Eugenii U. Donev,Rene Lopez“Structural colors: from naturalto artificial systems” WIREsNanomed NanobiotechnolVolume 8, Issue 5September/October Pages 758–775, 2016.doi: 10.1002/wnan.1396

7.     Taylor Moot, Cass Palin, Sorin Mitran, James Cahoon,Rene Lopez“Designing Plasmon-Enhanced Thermochromic Films Using a Vanadium Dioxide Nanoparticle Elastomeric CompositeAdvanced Optical Materials, Article first published online: 23 DEC 2015,DOI: 10.1002/adom.201500586

8.     Hanlin Luo, Zhen Fang, Na Song, Timothy Garvey,Rene Lopez, and Thomas J. Meyer,“High Surface Area Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide Electrodes Templated by Graft Copolymerization. Applications in Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Catalysis”,ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces,7 (45), pp 25121–25128, (2015),DOI:10.1021/acsami.5b06348

9.     Yulan Fu, Yukihiro Hara, Christopher W. Miller,Rene LopezEnhancing light absorption within the carrier transport length in quantum junction solar cellsApplied Optics54(26), 7933-7939 (2015)

10.   Tippets, Cary; Li, Qiaoxi; Fu, Yulan; Donev, Eugenii; Zhou, Jing; Turner, Sara; Jackson, Anne-Martine; Ashby, Valerie; Sheiko, Sergei;Lopez, Rene”Dynamic Optical Gratings Accessed by Reversible Shape Memory”,ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,7(26), pp 14288–14293, 2015

11.   Yulan Fu, Abay Gadisa, Yukihiro Hara, Christopher Miller, Kristina T. Vrouwenvelder,Rene LopezModeling Photovoltaic Performance in Periodic Patterned Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar CellsOptics ExpressVol. 23, Issue 15, pp. A779-A790 (2015) •doi: 10.1364/OE.23.00A779