Michael D. McGehee, PhD

Associate Professor Materials Science and Engineering

(650) 736-0307

My research group embraces the challenge of developing new materials for harvesting solar energy and turning it into electricity. Through collaborations with our colleagues at Stanford we are able to design new molecules, self assemble nanostructures, characterize the structure of films at all of the important length scales and understand why our materials have special properties.



PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara


Research Interests

My primary interests and areas of expertise are organic electronics, patterning materials at the nanometer length scale and developing materials for renewable energy and sustainability applications. My research group studies organic semiconductors, nanostructures and solar cells.


  • Using x-ray diffraction and molecular mechanics simulations to determine molecular packing and bulk heterojunction solar cells



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