Research Group


Prof. Compaan's research comprises two complementary areas.  The first of these areas is polycrystalline thin-film photovoltaics (PV) based on II-VI semiconductors such as CdTe, CdS, and CdZnTe.  The second area is thin film coatings for applications in large-area, flat panel displays, primarily plasma display panels (PDPs).


Polycrystalline thin-film solar cell group:

            Postdoctoral associates:            Akhlesh Gupta, Ph.D. IIT Kanpur


            Graduate students:                    Jennifer Drayton

                                                            XiangXin "Shine" Liu

                                                            Karthik Allada

                                                            Viral Parikh

                                                            Anthony Vasko


            Undergraduate students:            Levi Gorrell (REU-summer 2002, and continuing while UT student)

                                                            Melissa Haugen (REU-summer 2002)

                                                            Chris Verzella (REU-summer 2002)


            Lab Research Technicians         Robert Burmeister




PDP group:


            Graduate students:                    Mike Brown