Kevin Musselman

Assistant Professor

Contact InformationKevin Musselman

Phone: 519-888-4567 x36740
Location: E5 3013


Biography Summary

Dr. Musselman joined the University of Waterloo in 2015, where his research focuses on the development of functional nanomaterials for a variety of devices, including photovoltaic solar cells, light emitting diodes, memristors, quantum-tunnelling diodes, and novel sensors. He is interested in developing scalable methods for manufacturing nanomaterials, including spatial atomic layer deposition and pulsed laser approaches.

Dr. Musselman performed his doctoral studies in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge with Prof. Judith Driscoll. Dr. Musselman developed new electrochemical methods for fabricating cuprous oxide (Cu2O) and zinc oxide (ZnO) nanomaterials, as well as Cu2O-ZnO solar cells. In 2010 Dr. Musselman was appointed the Hertha Ayrton Junior Research Fellow in Science at Girton College, Cambridge University. He performed his research in the Department of Physics with Sir Richard Friend. Dr. Musselman helped pioneer the use of atmospheric pressure spatial atomic layer deposition (AP-SALD) thin films in optoelectronic devices. He produced thin films of metal oxide alloys with tunable optoelectronic properties with which he probed loss mechanisms in colloidal quantum dot solar cells, ‘hybrid’ polymer-oxide solar cells and light emitting diodes, and all-oxide solar cells. These metal oxide films were also used to produce new, colour-pure “hybrid” organometal halide perovskite light-emitting diodes.

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials
  • Spatial atomic layer deposition
  • Photovoltaic solar cells
  • Nanoelectronics and sensors
  • Electrochemistry
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Nanotechnology
  • IoT
  • Devices


  • 2010, Doctorate, Materials Science, University of Cambridge
  • 2006, Master of Science, Physics, University of British Columbia
  • 2004, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Engineering Physics, Queen's University


  • ME 738 - Special Topics in Materials
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017
  • NANO 701 - Fundamentals of Nanotechnology
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ME 596 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
  • ME 115 - Structure and Properties of Materials
    • Taught in 2017, 2018
  • NANO 702 - Nanotechnology Tools
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Xiao, Ming and Musselman, Kevin P and Duley, Walter W and Zhou, Norman Y, Resistive Switching Memory of TiO2 Nanowire Networks Grown on Ti Foil by a Single Hydrothermal Method, Nano-Micro Letters, 9(2), 2017
  • Musselman, KP and Muñoz-Rojas, D and Hoye, RLZ and Sun, H and Sahonta, S-L and Croft, E and Böhm, ML and Ducati, C and MacManus-Driscoll, JL, Rapid open-air deposition of uniform, nanoscale, functional coatings on nanorod arrays, Nanoscale Horizons, 2(2), 2017, 110 - 117
  • Xiao, Ming and Musselman, Kevin P and Duley, Walter W and Zhou, Y Norman, Reliable and Low-Power Multilevel Resistive Switching in TiO2 Nanorod Arrays Structured with a TiO x Seed Layer, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 9(5), 2017, 4808 - 4817
  • Di, Dawei and Yang, Le and Richter, Johannes M and Meraldi, Lorenzo and Altamimi, Rashid M and Alyamani, Ahmed Y and Credgington, Dan and Musselman, Kevin P and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L and Friend, Richard H, Efficient Triplet Exciton Fusion in Molecularly Doped Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes, Advanced Materials, 29(13), 2017
  • Mistry, Kissan and Yavuz, Mustafa and Musselman, Kevin P, Simulated electron affinity tuning in metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diodes, Journal of Applied Physics, 121(18), 2017