Lynn Loo

The future of solar technology looks bright to Lynn Loo, a materials scientist and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University (LooGroup.Princeton.edu) who also serves as the Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE.Princeton.edu) and the inventor of nanotransfer printing. 

Advancements in energy technology is one of the Andlinger Center’s solutions to solving the Climate Change crisis, and one example of such technology is her thin-Film Technology — a lightweight, flexible, potentially low-cost way to literally paint solar cell technology directly onto surfaces. The process creates a 40-nanometer technology film, which is about the width of a human hair. “I am using the fundamentals I learned as a polymer scientist now to make solar cells, which is what I am passionate about,” said Loo. 

Solar energy is just one of the many applications of thin-Film Technology. To learn more about Loo’s technological breakthroughs and the leading edge work being done at the Andlinger Center, watch the full show with Lynn Loo, above. 

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