Affiliation: MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente

Keywords: optoelectronic materials, solar cells, thin films, physical vapor deposition, materials science


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Monica Morales-Masis is Associate Professor at the University of Twente, The Netherlands which she joined in 2018. From 2013 to 2018 she was team leader of the transparent conductive oxide (TCO) group at the Photovoltaics and Thin-Film Electronics Laboratory (PVLab) of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. She obtained her Ph.D. in Physics from Leiden University in 2012. Currently, her group focuses on the development and understanding of novel thin film materials with functional optical and electrical properties for optoelectronic devices, including solar cells. Her current research program is financed by the NWO StartUp grant, SOLAR ERA NET program and the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant.

Monica is member of the Young Academy of the University of Twente (YA@UT) and since June 2022 also active at the Young Academy of Europe (YAE). Monica has given several invited talks at conferences such as the Materials Research Society (MRS), European MRS (EMRS), the Materials Research Society of Japan (MRS-J), SPIE and ACS meetings. In addition to technical conferences, Monica delivered an invited presentation at a TEDx event in Costa Rica in 2015, and she is currently very active in outreach activities to promote diversity and equality in science in Costa Rica and Latin-America.