Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Leu, Paul W
Industrial Engineering
Leu, Paul W
Faculty
Assistant Professor
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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2008

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Solid Mechanics specialization, Stanford University, 2004

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 2002

(2012) Pitt Innovation in Education Award.

(2012) Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award.

(2006) Harvey Fellow.

(2002) Burt and Deedee McMurtry Stanford Graduate Fellow.

(2002) National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow.

(2001) Buckley-Sartwelle Scholarship.

(2000) Louis J. Walsh Scholarship in Engineering.

(1998) Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar.

(1998) W.L. Moody, Jr. Scholarship in Engineering.

Kayes, M.I., and Leu, P., In press, "Nanoshells," Nano Energy.

Wang, B., and Leu, P., 2014, "High index of refraction nanosphere coatings for light trapping in crystalline silicon thin film solar cells," To appear in Nano Energy.

Wang, B., Chen, K.P., and Leu, P., In press, "Engineering the photonic density of states in inverse woodpile photonic crystal silicon solar cells for light trapping," Optics Express.

Yan, A., Poole, Z.L., Chen, R., Leu, P., Ohodnicki, P., and Chen, K.P., 2014, "Scalable fabrication of metal oxide functional materials and their applications in high-temperature optical sensing," To appear in Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials.

Leu, P., Gao, T., and Leu, P.W., 2012, "Diameter and pitch study of ordered silver nanowire arrays for transpartent conductors," to be submitted to Optics Express, Manuscript submitted for publication.

Gao, T., and Leu, P., In press, "Plasmonic nanomeshes for enhanced absorption in ultrathin film silicon solar cells."

Ding, B., Gao, T., Waldeck, D., Leu, P., and Lee, J.K., 2014, "Synergistic effect of surface plasmonic particles in PbS/TiO2 heterojunction solar cells," Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, vol.128, pp. 386-393.

Gao, T., Stevens, E., Lee, J.K., and Leu, P., 2014, "Designing metal hemispheres on silicon ultrathin film solar cells for plasmonic light trapping," Opt. Lett., vol.39, no.16, pp. 4647-4650.

Gao, T., Wang, B., Ding, B., Lee, J.K., and Leu, P., 2014, "Uniform and ordered copper nanomeshes by microsphere lithography for transparent electrodes," Nano Letters, vol.14, no.4, pp. 2105-2110.

Kayes, M.I., and Leu, P., 2014, "Comparative study of absorption in tilted silicon nanowire arrays for photovoltaics," Nanoscale Research Letters, vol.9, no.1.

Wang, B., Stevens, E., and Leu, P.W., 2014, "Strong broadband absorption in GaAs nanocone and nanowire arrays for solar cells," Optics Express, vol.22, no.S2, A386-A395.

Gao, T., and Leu, P., 2013, "Copper nanowire arrays for transparent electrodes," Journal of Applied Physics, vol.114, no.6, pp. 063 107-063 107-6.

Gao, T., and Leu, P., 2013, "The role of propagating modes in silver nanowire arrays for transparent electrodes," Optics Express, vol.21, no.S3, A419.

Hua, B., Wang, B., Yu, M., Leu, P., and Fan, Z., 2013, "Rational geometrical design of multi-diameter nanopillars for efficient light harvesting," Nano Energy.

Wang, B., and Leu, P., 2012, "Enhanced absorption in silicon nanocone arrays for photovoltaics," Nanotechnology, vol.23, no.19, p. 194004.

Wang, B., and Leu, P., 2012, "Tunable and selective resonant absorption in vertical nanowires," Optics Letters, vol.37, no.18, pp. 3756-3758.

Wang, B., Gao, T., and Leu, P., 2012, "Computational simulations of nanostructured solar cells," Nano LIFE.

Fan, Z., Kapadia, R., Leu, P., Zhang, X., Chueh, Y.L., Takei, K., Yu, K., Jamshidi, A., Rathore, A.A., Ruebusch, D.J., Wu, M., and Javey, A., 2010, "Ordered arrays of dual-diameter nanopillars for maximized optical absorption," Nano Letters.

Ko, H., Takei, K., Kapadia, R., Chuang, S., Fang, H., Leu, P., Ganapathi, K., Plis, E., Kim, H.S., Chen, S., Madsen, M., Ford, A.C., Chueh, Y., Krishna, S., Salahuddin, S., and Javey, A., 2010, "Ultrathin compound semiconductor on insulator layers for high-performance nanoscale transistors," Nature, vol.468, no.7321, pp. 286-289.

McIntyre, P.C., Adhikari, H., Goldthorpe, I.A., Hu, S., Leu, P., Marshall, A.F., and Chidsey, C.E., 2010, "Group IV semiconductor nanowire arrays: epitaxy in different contexts," Semiconductor Science and Technology, vol.25, no.2, p. 024016.

Takei, K., Takahashi, T., Ho, J.C., Ko, H., Gillies, A.G., Leu, P., Fearing, R.S., and Javey, A., 2010, "Nanowire active-matrix circuitry for low-voltage macroscale artificial skin," Nature Materials, vol.9, no.10, pp. 821-826.

Fan, Z., Razavi, H., won, D.o., Moriwaki, A., Ergen, O., Chueh, Y., Leu, P., Ho, J.C., Takahashi, T., Reichertz, L.A., Neale, S., Yu, K., Wu, M., Ager, J.W., and Javey, A., 2009, "Three-dimensional nanopillar-array photovoltaics on low-cost and flexible substrates," Nature Materials, vol.8, no.8, pp. 648-653.

Fan, Z., Ruebusch, D.J., Rathore, A.A., Kapadia, R., Ergen, O., Leu, P., and Javey, A., 2009, "Challenges and prospects of nanopillar-based solar cells," Nano Research, vol.2, no.11, pp. 829-843.

Ho, J.C., Ford, A.C., Chueh, Y., Leu, P., Ergen, O., Takei, K., Smith, G., Majhi, P., Bennett, J., and Javey, A., 2009, "Nanoscale doping of InAs via sulfur monolayers," Applied Physics Letters, vol.95, no.7, p. 072108.

Hu, S., Leu, P., Marshall, A.F., and McIntyre, P.C., 2009, "Single-crystal germanium layers grown on silicon by nanowire seeding," Nature Nanotechnology, vol.4, no.10, pp. 649-653.

Ko, H., Lee, J., Schubert, B.E., Chueh, Y., Leu, P., Fearing, R.S., and Javey, A., 2009, "Hybrid core-shell nanowire forests as self-selective chemical connectors," Nano Letters, vol.9, no.5, pp. 2054-2058.

Koto, M., Leu, P., and McIntyre, P.C., 2009, "Vertical germanium nanowire arrays in microfluidic channels for charged molecule detection," Journal of The Electrochemical Society, vol.156, no.2, K11-K16.

Leu, P., Adhikari, H., Koto, M., Kim, K., de, R.o.u.f.f.i.g.n.a.c., Marshall, A.F., Gordon, R.G., Chidsey, C.E.D., and McIntyre, P.C., 2008, "Oxide-encapsulated vertical germanium nanowire structures and their DC transport properties," Nanotechnology, vol.19, no.48, p. 485705.

Leu, P., Svizhenko, A., and Cho, K., 2008, "Ab Initio study of the mechanical and electronic properties of strained silicon nanowires," Physical Review B, vol.77, no.23.

Svizhenko, A., Leu, P., and Cho, K., 2007, "Effect of growth orientation and surface roughness on electron transport in silicon nanowires," Physical Review B, vol.75, p. 125417.

Leu, P., Shan, B., and Cho, K., 2006, "Surface chemical control of the electronic structure of silicon nanowires: Density functional calculations," Physical Review B, vol.73, no.19.

Leu, P., Shan, B., and Cho, K., "Multiscale simulation laboratory simulator."

Leu, P., and Gao, T., 2012, "Silver nanowires for transparent conductors," IERC Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Leu, P., and Wang, B., 2012, "Comparing silicon nanowire and nanocone arrays for photovoltaics," Pertersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering Annual Research Fair, Pittsburgh, PA.

Leu, P., Chebib, I., Brendel, P., Wang, B., and Gao, T., 2012, "Extremely affordable solar cell to address energy poverty. (Won best presentation award.)," Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation Research Symposium.

Leu, P., 2011, "Nanowire arrays for photovoltaic applications," IERC Annual Conference, Reno, NV.

Leu, P., and Chun, Y., 2011, "Manufacturing research in Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh," Seoul National university, Pohang University of Science ant Technology, and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Industrial Engineering Seminars, Korea.

2011, "Challenges and prospects of nanostructure-based solar cells," University of Pittsburgh Mechanical Engineering Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA.

2011, "Light trapping silicon nanocone arrays for photovoltaics," Fall MRS, Boston, MA.

Leu, P., 2010, "Computer aided modeling and design of nanostructures," University of Alabama Mechanical Engineering Seminar, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Leu, P., and Javey, A., 2010, "Low energy electonics," Spring 2010 Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center Research Center Review, Berkeley, CA.

2010, "Computer aided modeling and design of nanostructures," University of Pittsburgh Industrial Engineering Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA.

Leu, P., and Javey, A., 2009, "Low energy electronics," Fall 2009 Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center Research Center Review, Berkeley, CA.

Leu, P., Patel, P., Javey, A., Salahuddin, S., and Hu, C., 2009, "Modeling and simulation of tunnel field effect transistors," Marco Materials, Structures, and Devices (MSD) Teleseminar, Berkeley, CA.

2009, "Low energy electronics," Spring 2009 Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center Research Center Review, Berkeley, CA.

Leu, P., Cho, K., and McIntyre, P.C., 2008, "Vertical nanowires and applications," Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Seminar, Livermore, CA.

2008, "Nanowire modeling and applications," Los Alamos National Laboratories Seminar, Los Alamos, NM.

2008, "Nanowire modeling and applications," University of Arkansas Mechanical Engineering Seminar, Fayetteville, AR.

Leu, P., Koto, M., Svizhenko, A., Cho, K., and McIntyre, P.C., 2007, "Transport characterization of embedded vertical Ge nanowires," Electronic Materials Conference, South Bend, IN.

2007, "Fabrication and transport characterization of embedded bertical Ge nanowires," Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Leu, P., Shan, B., and Cho, K., 2006, "Surface control of Si nanowire electronic structure," Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Leu, P., and Cho, K., 2005, "Tight binding modeling of semiconductor nanowires," Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF) Research Symposium, Stanford, CA.

Leu, P., Yoon, Y., and Cho, K., 2004, "Nanowire mechanics," International Workshops on Nanomechanics, Pacific Grove, CA.

2004, "Computer aided design of nanowires," Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF) Research Symposium, Stanford, CA.