Julia Deitz

Ph.D. candidate, Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University (2013 – present )
B.S. in Physics, University of Toledo (2013)
Research Interests:
Semiconductor Physics for Photovoltaic Applications
Electron Microscopy
CO2-Geothermal Energy Storage
  • J. Deitz, S. Carnevale, S. Ringel, D. McComb, T. Grassman, “Electron Channeling Contrast Imaging for Rapid III-V Heterostructure Characterization,” Journal of Visualized Experiments, submitted/in review (2014).
  • S. Carnevale, J. Deitz, T. Grassman, J. Carlin, Y. Picard, M. De Graef, S. Ringel , “Applications of Electron Channeling Contrast Imaging for the Rapid Characterization of Extended Defects in III-V/Si Heterostructures,” IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, accepted (2014).
  • S. Carnevale, J. Deitz, T. Grassman, J. Carlin, Y. Picard, M. De Graef, S. Ringel, “Rapid Misfit Dislocation Characterization in Heteroepitaxial III-V/Si Thin Films by Electron Channeling Contrast Imaging,” Applied Physics Letters 104(23), 232111 (2014).
  • J. Deitz, Y. Yimer, and M. Tsige.  “Diffusion of Water and Diatomic Oxygen in Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Melt: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study,” American Journal of Undergraduate Research 11(12), 39 (2012).
Research Experience:
Department of Materials Science and Engineering – The Ohio State University, Graduate Research Assistant  (August 2013 – present)
    -Characterization of high efficiency, III/V-Si devices through electron microscopy
Department of Physics – University of Toledo, Research Assistant  (January 2013 – May 2013)
    -This project involved the study of world Uranium to produce modeled peak Uranium curves.  This data was used in combination with current energy systems information to formulate a calculation of the energy returned on energy invested for nuclear power in the United States.
Argonne National Laboratory, Research Intern (May 2012 – August 2012)
    -This project utilized Atomic Layer Deposition to explore the possibilities of Tungsten use in the ITO layer of thin film photovoltaics.
Department of Polymer Science – University of Akron (Goodyear Tire Company), Research Assistant (May 2011 – August 2011)
    -The simulation of diffusion of water molecules into Pol(3-hexylthiophene2,5-diyl) (P3HT), a polymer used for PV devices, was used to study degradation associated with P3HT in water.
Department of Physics – University of Toledo, Research Assistant  (May 2010 – August 2010)
    -This project was preformed at the Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization  on a Cadmium Selenide quantum dot solar device for comparison purposes with Cadmium Teleride devices.
  • 2nd best presentation for Instrumentation and Techniques at 2014 Microscopy and Microanalysis conference (2014)
  • Robert and Noreen Stollberg Award (2013) for a student who demonstrates creativity, leadership skills, integrity, academic achievement, and service to the university and community
  • Semifinalist for 2012-2013 EPA Clean Energy Business Challenge (2013)
  • Jackson and Sally K. Smith Endowed Scholarship (2011) for students studying Physics who demonstrate responsible citizenship, who are active in community affairs and who participate in minor sports at UT
  • Edwin Jayamaha Scholarship Award (2011) for outstanding students planning careers in renewable energy
  • Building Ohio’s Sustainable Energy Future (BOSEF) scholarship and member recipient (2009 – 2013) – competitive scholarship for dedication to sustainable and clean energy sources for Ohio through a Choose Ohio First grant

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