Center for Hybrid Organic Inorganic Semiconductors for Energy (CHOISE)



Matthew Beard

Lead Institution

National Renewable Energy Laboratory




To enable unprecedented synthetic control over the emergent phenomena of spin, charge, and light-matter interactions, in tailored organic-inorganic perovskite-inspired systems for energy science.

Research Topics

catalysis (heterogeneous), solar (photovoltaic), solar (fuels), optics, phonons, defects, mechanical behavior, charge transport, magnetism and spin physics, quantum information science, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel systems), synthesis (self-assembly)

Systems Studied

Systems: semiconductor

Interfaces: organic/inorganic

Nanostructured: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D

Experimental and Theoretical Methods

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray spectroscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, surface science, ultrafast science, density functional theory (DFT)

Partner Institutions

  • Duke University
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Toledo
  • University of Utah 

BES Staff Contact

Craig Henderson