Candia awarded Energy Institute Undergraduate Fellowship
Posted: February 16th, 2017
Andrew Candia, an undergraduate chemistry major, was recently awarded the CSU Energy Institute Undergraduate Fellow for his work on discovering new semiconducting materials for photovoltaics. Andrew was recruited by Assistant Professor Jamie Neilson during his time in the B2B REU program last summer. In Andrew’s research, he will be working with graduate student Annalise Maughan to discover new semiconductors based on hybrid perovskites. Andrew is attempting to make new materials from solution , and is hopeful that these materials will exhibit a high degree of defect tolerance to have very useful electronic properties.
Andrew was selected for funding by the Energy Institute from a pool of over two dozen candidates. The Energy Institute is a cross-campus, interdisciplinary collaboration administered by the Office of the Vice President for Research that spans all eight colleges and extends off campus to a global network of public and private partners. It serves as a convening and collaboration hub for faculty, staff, students, donors, sponsors, alumni, and other stakeholders and is underpinned by over 160 faculty involved in all aspects of energy research, education, outreach, and entrepreneurship.