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Priscilla Antunez

Assistant Director for Strategic Partnerships, CFN Management, Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Priscilla Antunez

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-6186
pantunez@bnl.gov

Priscilla guides researchers and businesses in the exploration of potential collaborations and funding opportunities. She also manages communications and engagement at CFN and is a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity. At Argonne National Lab she worked as a Business Development Executive and used her postdoctoral experience from IBM to help researchers protect their IP and publish their work. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center, where she published 9 papers, obtained 6 patents, and received Invention Plateau Awards in 2016 and 2017 for her work on solar cell devices. Priscilla received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Southern California, where she researched materials for solar cells. She also received a BS in chemistry from Cal Poly Pomona (2009) and majored in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (2001) at the University of Sonora.

Expertise | Education | Publications


Expertise

  • Business development for research organizations
  • Project management
  • New materials development and process optimization for solar cell devices
  • Synthesis, deposition, and characterization of colloidal nanomaterials and semiconducting thin films

Education

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Southern California. Solution-phase synthesis and deposition of earth-abundant metal chalcogenide semiconductors
  • B.S. Chemistry, Cal Poly Pomona
  • B.S. Industrial & Management Systems Engineering, Universidad de Sonora

Selected Publications

  • Antunez PD, Li S, Bishop DM, Farmer DB, Gershon TS, Baxter JB, Haight R (2018) Passivation and thickness control of highly efficient kesterite solar cells. Applied Physics Letters 113:033903. doi: 10.1063/1.5037093
  • Farmer DB, Antunez PD, Hopstaken M, Gunawan O, Han S-J (2018) Patching of Lattice Defects in Two-Dimensional Diffusion Barriers. ACS Applied Nano Materials 1:3068–3074. doi: 10.1021/acsanm.8b00619
  • Antunez PD, Bishop DM, Luo Y, Haight R (2017) Efficient kesterite solar cells with high open-circuit voltage for applications in powering distributed devices. Nature Energy 2:884–890. doi: 10.1038/s41560-017-0028-5
  • Antunez PD, Bishop DM, Lee YS, Gokmen T, Gunawan O, Gershon TS, Todorov TK, Singh S, Haight R (2017) Back Contact Engineering for Increased Performance in Kesterite Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials 7:1602585. doi: 10.1002/aenm.201602585
  • Gershon T, Lee YS, Antunez P, Mankad R, Singh S, Bishop D, Gunawan O, Hopstaken M, Haight R (2016) Photovoltaic Materials and Devices Based on the Alloyed Kesterite Absorber (AgxCu1-x)2ZnSnSe4. Advanced Energy Materials 6:1502468. doi: 10.1002/aenm.201502468
  • Antunez PD, Torelli DA, Yang F, Rabuffetti FA, Lewis NS, Brutchey RL (2014) Low Temperature Solution-Phase Deposition of SnS Thin Films. Chemistry of Materials 26:5444–5446. doi: 10.1021/cm503124u
Priscilla Antunez

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-6186
pantunez@bnl.gov

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