Theory of Nanostructured Materials Facility
The Molecular Foundry
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
B.A. in Physics, UC Berkeley (2010)
Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Columbia University (In Progress)
I am currently a member of the theory facility at the Molecular Foundry working under the supervision of Jeffrey Neaton.
I am interested in the electronic structure of novel electronic materials for organic photovoltaic devices (OPVs), a promising candidate for low-cost solar energy conversion. I use first-principles methods based on density functional theory to calculate the ground- and excited-state properties of organic molecules to understand trends in OPV device performance. My general interests include the computational prediction and design of high-performance materials for renewable energy technologies such as photovoltaics and thermoelectrics.
Relating Trends in First-Principles Electronic Structure and Open-Circuit Voltage in Organic Photovoltaics
E. B. Isaacs, S. Sharifzadeh, B. Ma, and J. B. Neaton,
J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 2531 (2011).
- E. B. Isaacs, S. Sharifzadeh, B. Ma, and J. B. Neaton, “Correlating First-Principles Electronic Structure to Device Performance of Organic Photovoltaic Cells,” oral presentation, APS March Meeting (2011).
- E. B. Isaacs, S. Sharifzadeh, B. Ma, and J. B. Neaton, “Electronic Structure Insights into the Eﬃciency of Organic Photovoltaic Cells,” poster presentation, UC Berkeley Science and Engineering Poster Session (2010).
- E. B. Isaacs and F. Wang, “Optical Study of Thermal Transport in Suspended Silicon Nanowires,” poster presentation, UC Berkeley Physics Department Undergraduate Poster Session (2009).