About the Institute of Energy Conversion (IEC)

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Established at the University of Delaware in 1972, the Institute of Energy Conversion (IEC) is devoted to the research and development of thin-film photovoltaic solar cells and other photonic devices. The IEC is a totally integrated laboratory focused on fundamental materials and device research carried out in parallel with process engineering studies and analysis of film deposition and processing. This enables the correlation of the properties of completed devices with their fabrication, all in the same lab. Close collaboration between IEC staff and industrial partners ensures that the research is relevant and includes state-of-the-art process development.

In this section of the site, you can learn more about the Mission and History of the IEC, its People and Affiliations, and the Awards that it sponsors. The Director’s Corner provides a quarterly compendium of current IEC news.