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Meng Tao

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Biography

Professor Meng Tao’s current research covers a wide range of topics in terawatt solar photovoltaics including, 1) earth-abundant semiconducting chalcogenides and transparent conducting oxides for thin-film photovoltaics, 2) substitution of silver electrode in silicon solar cells with low-cost earth-abundant aluminum, 3) energy-efficient electrorefining for solar-grade silicon directly from metallurgical-grade silicon, 4) value-added recycling of silicon solar cells and modules and 5) solar-powered electrolysis for solar electricity storage with a metal/metal oxide loop.

He joined Arizona State University's School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering in 2011 as a professor of electrical engineering, and now heads the Laboratory for Terawatt Photovoltaics. Tao also played a critical role in the establishment of the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium under SEMATECH.

Education
  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S. Semiconductor Materials, Zhejiang University, China 1986
  • B.S. Ferrous Metallurgy, Jiangxi Institute of Metallurgy, China 1982
Research Activity
  • Tao,Meng*, Tracy,Clarence Joseph. High Efficiency Schottky Barrier Silicon Solar Cells. NSF-ENG-CBET(9/1/2013 - 8/31/2016).
  • Tao,Meng*. Collaborative Research: Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Iron Oxysulfide for Terawatt Photovoltaics. NSF-ENG(8/1/2013 - 7/31/2016).
  • Tao,Meng*. Doping Cuprous Oxide in Electrolyte Solution: Dopant Incorporation Atomic Structures and Electrical Properties. DOE-CHICAGO(9/15/2012 - 12/14/2013).
  • Tao,Meng*, Bowden,Stuart Graham. CVD-Based Valence-Mending Passivation for Crystalline-Si Solar Cells. DOE-GOLDEN FIELD OFFICE(9/1/2011 - 12/31/2014).
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 202Circuits I
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 498Pro-Seminar
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 202Circuits I
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CHE 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 202Circuits I
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 465Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
MSE 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 202Circuits I
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 202Circuits I
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
MSE 592Research
EEE 592Research
MSE 593Applied Project
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 565Solar Cells
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 684Internship
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation