Yakovenko, Victor M.

Victor M. Yakovenko


Department of Physics

Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences


Statement of energy interests and expertise: 

My specialty is condensed matter theory and materials theory. I am working on a theoretical proposal for a radically new principle and design for photovoltaic energy conversion. Unlike the conventional design that uses p-n junctions in semiconductors, the new design uses surface acoustic waves (SAW) in pure (undoped) piezoelectric semiconductors, such as GaAs. This new principle promises a very high quantum efficiency of conversion of light radiation into electricity.

I am interested in collaboration with experimentalists who work with SAW in semiconductors.