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Kevin Musselman

Assistant Professor

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Phone: 519-888-4567 x36740
Location: E3 3165

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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

Education

  • 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

Courses

  • ME 738 - Special Topics in Materials
  • NANO 702 - Nanotechnology Tools
  • NANO 701 - Fundamentals of Nanotechnology
  • ME 596 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 115 - Structure and Properties of Materials

Selected/Recent Publications

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lin, Luchan and Liu, Lei and Musselman, Kevin and Zou, Guisheng and Duley, Walt W and Zhou, Y Norman, Plasmonic-Radiation-Enhanced Metal Oxide Nanowire Heterojunctions for Controllable Multilevel Memory, Advanced Functional Materials, 2016
  • Musselman, Kevin P and Uzoma, Chukwuka F and Miller, Michael S, Nanomanufacturing: high-throughput, cost-effective deposition of atomic scale thin films via atmospheric pressure spatial atomic layer deposition, Chemistry of Materials, 28(23), 2016, 8443 - 8452
  • Ievskaya, Yulia and Hoye, Robert LZ and Sadhanala, Aditya and Musselman, Kevin P and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L, Improved Heterojunction Quality in Cu2O-based Solar Cells Through the Optimization of Atmospheric Pressure Spatial Atomic Layer Deposited Zn1-xMgxO, Journal of visualized experiments: JoVE(113), 2016
  • Ibrahim, Khaled H and Irannejad, Mehrdad and Hajialamdari, Mojtaba and Ramadhan, Ali and Musselman, Kevin P and Sanderson, Joseph and Yavuz, Mustafa, A Novel Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Method for the Synthesis of Reduced Graphene Oxide Gels and Thin Films with Tunable Properties, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2016
  • Di, Dawei and Musselman, Kevin P and Li, Guangru and Sadhanala, Aditya and Ievskaya, Yulia and Song, Qilei and Tan, Zhi-Kuang and Lai, May Ling and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L and Greenham, Neil C and others, Size-dependent photon emission from organometal halide perovskite nanocrystals embedded in an organic matrix, The journal of physical chemistry letters, 6(3), 2015, 446 - 450
  • Hoye, RLZ and Musselman, KP and Chua, MR and Sadhanala, A and Raninga, RD and MacManus-Driscoll, JL and Friend, RH and Credgington, D, Research data supporting" Bright and efficient blue polymer light emitting diodes with reduced operating voltages processed entirely at low-temperature", , 2015
  • Hoye, Robert LZ and Muñoz-Rojas, David and Musselman, Kevin P and Vaynzof, Yana and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L, Synthesis and modeling of uniform complex metal oxides by close-proximity atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7(20), 2015, 10684 - 10694
  • Hoye, Robert LZ and Chua, Matthew R and Musselman, Kevin P and Li, Guangru and Lai, May-Ling and Tan, Zhi-Kuang and Greenham, Neil C and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L and Friend, Richard H and Credgington, Dan, Enhanced Performance in Fluorene-Free Organometal Halide Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes using Tunable, Low Electron Affinity Oxide Electron Injectors, Advanced Materials, 27(8), 2015, 1414 - 1419
  • Armstrong, Claire L and Price, Michael B and Muñoz-Rojas, David and Davis, Nathaniel JKL and Abdi-Jalebi, Mojtaba and Friend, Richard H and Greenham, Neil C and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L and Böhm, Marcus L and Musselman, Kevin P, Influence of an Inorganic Interlayer on Exciton Separation in Hybrid Solar Cells, ACS nano, 9(12), 2015, 11863 - 11871
  • Hoye, RLZ and Musselman, KP and Chua, MR and Sadhanala, A and Raninga, RD and MacManus-Driscoll, JL and Friend, RH and Credgington, D, Bright and efficient blue polymer light emitting diodes with reduced operating voltages processed entirely at low-temperature, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 3(36), 2015, 9327 - 9336
  • Hoye, Robert LZ and Brandt, Riley E and Ievskaya, Yulia and Heffernan, Shane and Musselman, Kevin P and Buonassisi, Tonio and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L, Perspective: Maintaining surface-phase purity is key to efficient open air fabricated cuprous oxide solar cells, APL materials, 3(2), 2015
  • Ievskaya, Y and Hoye, RLZ and Sadhanala, A and Musselman, KP and MacManus-Driscoll, JL, Fabrication of ZnO/Cu 2 O heterojunctions in atmospheric conditions: improved interface quality and solar cell performance, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 135, 2015, 43 - 48
  • Musselman, Kevin P and Albert-Seifried, Sebastian and Hoye, Robert LZ and Sadhanala, Aditya and Muñoz-Rojas, David and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L and Friend, Richard H, Improved Exciton Dissociation at Semiconducting Polymer: ZnO Donor: Acceptor Interfaces via Nitrogen Doping of ZnO, Advanced functional materials, 24(23), 2014, 3562 - 3570
  • Tabachnyk, Maxim and Ehrler, Bruno and Gélinas, Simon and Böhm, Marcus L and Walker, Brian J and Musselman, Kevin P and Greenham, Neil C and Friend, Richard H and Rao, Akshay, Resonant energy transfer of triplet excitons from pentacene to PbSe nanocrystals, Nature materials, 13(11), 2014, 1033 - 1038
  • Hoye, Robert LZ and Heffernan, Shane and Ievskaya, Yulia and Sadhanala, Aditya and Flewitt, Andrew and Friend, Richard H and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L and Musselman, Kevin P, Engineering Schottky Contacts in Open-Air Fabricated Heterojunction Solar Cells to Enable High Performance and Ohmic Charge Transport, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 6(24), 2014, 22192 - 22198
  • Hoye, Robert LZ and Ehrler, Bruno and Böhm, Marcus L and Muñoz-Rojas, David and Altamimi, Rashid M and Alyamani, Ahmed Y and Vaynzof, Yana and Sadhanala, Aditya and Ercolano, Giorgio and Greenham, Neil C and others, Improved Open-Circuit Voltage in ZnO--PbSe Quantum Dot Solar Cells by Understanding and Reducing Losses Arising from the ZnO Conduction Band Tail, Advanced energy materials, 4(8), 2014
  • Bai, Fan and Li, Meicheng and Huang, Rui and Li, Yingfeng and Trevora, Mwenya and Musselman, Kevin P, RSC Advances, , 2014
  • Ding, Ruiqiang and Dai, Han and Li, Meicheng and Huang, Jinjer and Li, Yingfeng and Trevor, Mwenya and Musselman, Kevin P, The application of localized surface plasmons resonance in Ag nanoparticles assisted Si chemical etching, Applied Physics Letters, 104(1), 2014
  • Ehrler, Bruno and Musselman, Kevin P and Böhm, Marcus L and Morgenstern, Frederik SF and Vaynzof, Yana and Walker, Brian J and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L and Greenham, Neil C, Preventing interfacial recombination in colloidal quantum dot solar cells by doping the metal oxide, ACS nano, 7(5), 2013, 4210 - 4220
  • Marin, Andrew T and Musselman, Kevin P and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L, Accurate determination of interface trap state parameters by admittance spectroscopy in the presence of a Schottky barrier contact: Application to ZnO-based solar cells, Journal of Applied Physics, 113(14), 2013
  • Hoye, Robert LZ and Muñoz-Rojas, David and Iza, Diana C and Musselman, Kevin P and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L, High performance inverted bulk heterojunction solar cells by incorporation of dense, thin ZnO layers made using atmospheric atomic layer deposition, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 116, 2013, 197 - 202
  • Iza, Diana C and Muñoz-Rojas, David and Musselman, Kevin P and Weickert, Jonas and Jakowetz, Andreas C and Sun, Haiyan and Ren, Xin and Hoye, Robert LZ and Lee, Joon H and Wang, Haiyan and others, Nanostructured conformal hybrid solar cells: a promising architecture towards complete charge collection and light absorption, Nanoscale research letters, 8(1), 2013
  • Saberi Moghaddam, Reza and Huettner, Sven and Vaynzof, Yana and Ducati, Caterina and Divitini, Giorgio and Lohwasser, Ruth H and Musselman, Kevin P and Sepe, Alessandro and Scherer, Maik RJ and Thelakkat, Mukundan and others, Polymer crystallization as a tool to pattern hybrid nanostructures: growth of 12 nm ZnO arrays in poly (3-hexylthiophene), Nano letters, 13(9), 2013, 4499 - 4504
  • Marin, Andrew T and Muñoz-Rojas, David and Iza, Diana C and Gershon, Talia and Musselman, Kevin P and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L, Novel atmospheric growth technique to improve both light absorption and charge collection in ZnO/Cu2O thin film solar cells, Advanced Functional Materials, 23(27), 2013, 3413 - 3419
  • Hoye, Robert LZ and Musselman, Kevin P and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L, Research update: Doping ZnO and TiO2 for solar cells, APL Materials, 1(6), 2013
  • Gershon, Talia and Musselman, Kevin P and Marin, Andrew and Friend, Richard H and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L, Thin-film ZnO/Cu 2 O solar cells incorporating an organic buffer layer, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 96, 2012, 148 - 154
  • Musselman, Kevin P and Marin, Andrew and Schmidt-Mende, Lukas and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L, Incompatible length scales in nanostructured Cu2O solar cells, Advanced Functional Materials, 22(10), 2012, 2202 - 2208
  • Ehrler, Bruno and Musselman, Kevin P and Böhm, Marcus L and Friend, Richard H and Greenham, Neil C, Hybrid pentacene/a-silicon solar cells utilizing multiple carrier generation via singlet exciton fission, Applied Physics Letters, 101(15), 2012
  • Musselman, KP and Ievskaya, Y and MacManus-Driscoll, JL, Modelling charge transport lengths in heterojunction solar cells, Applied Physics Letters, 101(25), 2012
  • Musselman, Kevin P and Schmidt-Mende, Lukas, Nanostructured inorganic solar cells, Green, 1(1), 2011, 7 - 27
  • Musselman, Kevin P and Gershon, Talia and Schmidt-Mende, Lukas and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L, Macroscopically uniform electrodeposited ZnO films on conducting glass by surface tension modification and consequent demonstration of significantly improved p--n heterojunctions, Electrochimica Acta, 56(11), 2011, 3758 - 3763
  • Musselman, Kevin P and Marin, Andrew and Wisnet, Andreas and Scheu, Christina and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L and Schmidt-Mende, Lukas, A Novel Buffering Technique for Aqueous Processing of Zinc Oxide Nanostructures and Interfaces, and Corresponding Improvement of Electrodeposited ZnO-Cu2O Photovoltaics, Advanced Functional Materials, 21(3), 2011, 573 - 582
  • Musselman, Kevin P and Wisnet, Andreas and Iza, Diana C and Hesse, Holger C and Scheu, Christina and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L and Schmidt-Mende, Lukas, Strong Efficiency Improvements in Ultra-low-Cost Inorganic Nanowire Solar Cells, Advanced Materials, 22(35), 2010
  • Wiedemann, Wolfgang and Sims, L and Abdellah, Alaa and Exner, Armin and Meier, Robert and Musselman, Kevin P and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L and Müller-Buschbaum, Peter and Scarpa, Giuseppe and Lugli, Paolo and others, Nanostructured interfaces in polymer solar cells, Applied Physics Letters, 96(26), 2010
  • Wiedemann, W and Sims, L and Alaa, A and MacManus-Driscoll, JL and Musselman, KP and Exner, A and Schmidt-Mende, L and Meier, R and Mueller-Buschbaum, P and Lugli, P and others, Polymer solar cells with a well-defined nanostructured interface, Applied physics letters, 96, 2010
  • Ren, X and Gershon, T and Iza, DC and Musselman, K and MacManus-Driscoll, JL and others, The selective fabrication of large-area highly ordered TiO2 nanorod and nanotube arrays on conductive transparent substrates via sol? gel electrophoresis, Nanotechnology, 20(36), 2009
  • Musselman, Kevin P and Mulholland, Gregory J and Robinson, Adam P and Schmidt-Mende, Lukas and MacManus-Driscoll, Judith L, Low-Temperature Synthesis of Large-Area, Free-Standing Nanorod Arrays on ITO/Glass and other Conducting Substrates, Advanced Materials, 20(23), 2008, 4470 - 4475