Heske Group University of Nevada Las Vegas

Electronic and Chemical Properties of Surfaces and Interfaces

Welcome to the Heske Research Group web page!

The Heske group's approach is to combine a large number of spectroscopic and structural methods to study surfaces and interfaces of devices devoted to the conversion of energy. We utilize spectroscopic methods, both in the lab at UNLV as well as at third-generation synchrotron light sources around the world. Furthermore, we use microscopic probes and diffraction methods to study the morphology and structure of surfaces.

With this “tool chest”, we team up with a number of national and international partners to unravel the secrets of surfaces and interfaces in a large number of different devices.

Recent News:
Mar 16, 2018: The group is featured in a UNLV Photo Documentary: "Beneath the Surface Science"!

Mary Blankenship wins 1st place in The Annual Undergraduate Student Poster Competition of the Southern Nevada Section of the American Chemical Society, Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Moni Blum and Lothar Weinhardt give invited talks at the ALS 2017 Users Meeting Workshop on "Frontiers in operando and in situ soft X-ray spectroscopy"!

Group research on thin-film solar cells highlighted at the Spring 2017 Materials Research Society Meeting in Phoenix! "Alternative Buffer Materials and Their Electronic and Chemical Properties in Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 and CdTe Thin-Film Solar Cells"