William N. Shafarman
William N. Shafarman is a Scientist at the Institute of Energy Conversion at the University of Delaware where he also has a secondary appointment as Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. He received his B.S. degree in physics from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. degree in physics in 1986 from the University of Rochester where he was a Rush Rhees fellow. His doctoral research concerned electronic transport near the metal-insulator transition in doped semiconductors.
Dr. Shafarman's current research focuses on thin film deposition and the fabrication and analysis of polycrystalline thin film photovoltaics with a particular emphasis on copper indium diselenide (CIS) and related alloys. In this work, he has been principle investigator on several government and industrial contracts and research advisor to graduate students doing doctoral research in photovoltaics.
He has been a member and team leader of the National CIS R&D Team and has collaborated extensively with many other university and industrial research groups. Dr. Shafarman is the author of over 130 technical publications, 2 book chapters, and 2 patents, has been an invited or plenary speaker at numerous conferences, and has served on organizing and program committees for several international conferences.