Reinhold Dauskardt

Stanford University

Ruth G. and William K. Bowes Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Reinhold Dauskardt is the Ruth G. and William K. Bowes Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and has additional appointments as Professor in Mechanical Engineering, the Biodesign Institute and the Department of Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine. The underlying theme of his research is to enable innovation and design of high-performance materials and devices by exploiting the fundamental connection between material structure and resulting thermomechanical function and reliability. His research group studies the chemistry and molecular structure of materials in bulk form or thin films and their thermo-mechanical behavior, adhesive and cohesive fracture properties, and behavior under complex loading and environmental conditions. Materials include thin-film and layered structures for nanoscience and energy technologies, high-performance laminates, biomaterials and soft tissues. Dauskardt and his group have worked extensively on integrating new nano and molecular materials into emerging technologies and pioneered quantitative methods for adhesion and cohesion characterization for which he was awarded the prestigious Semiconductor Industry Association University Researcher Award in 2010 for research which has provided substantive and sustained contributions to semiconductor industry science and technology. His research includes interaction with a wide range of researchers in academia, research laboratories, industry, and clinical practice. He has served as editor for a number of journals, organized international conferences and symposia, and published over 300 articles in the scientific literature. Dauskardt has contributed significantly to leadership in Stanford’s multidisciplinary materials efforts which spans several departments, schools, and the SSRL. 

Sessions With Reinhold Dauskardt

Thursday, 4 March

  • 08:15am - 08:35am (CST) / 04/mar/2021 02:15 pm - 04/mar/2021 02:35 pm

    Agora Pod

    Rapid Open-Air Fabrication of Perovskite Solar Modules

    Presentation Power & Renewables Clean Tech

    Perovskite solar technology is at a crossroads, requiring a realistic approach to commercialization and module lifetimes. Prof. Reinhold Dauskardt, Ruth G. and William K. Bowes Professor, Stanford University, demonstrates scalable and reproducible open-air perovskite deposition at the fastest production speeds reported, enabling large-area perovskite photovoltaic (PV) modules that can be manufactured at the lowest cost of any solar technology. Perovskites have the potential to produce energy at a lower cost than silicon PV for utility-scale power generation if the modules can operate for at least 10 years, thereby catapulting perovskites into the zeitgeist of 21st century renewable energy. Our work demonstrates the first industrially relevant attempt to address both scalable and fast open-air photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing. Our rapid spray processing techniques enabled the highest perovskite PV efficiency produced in open-air. Innovations in scribing techniques enabled the first single-source laser process to achieve perovskite module monolithic integration and advanced technoeconomic analysis led to the most comprehensive cost model for perovskite module manufacturing. We make significant steps in reducing perovskite manufacturing costs necessary to potentially compete with incumbent Si-based PV for utility-scale power generation, providing momentum toward wide-scale commercial deployment for perovskites to achieve the lowest levelized cost of energy for any form of PV production.