Background and activities

Research Interests

In the past my research focused on developing dye-sensitized solar cells capable of sustaining microfluidic flow for electrolyte and dye circulation for performance and longevity augmentation. The development was focused on clean room fabrication methods as well as microfluidicially controlled chemical methods for integrating metal-oxide semiconducting nanowires into these devices.

Currently I am moving towards investigating novel microfluidic synthesis and tuning of quantum materials for use in certain applications such as solar cells, diodes and emitter devices. I am also interested in characterizing the electron transport in these materials to better understand new physical phenomena associated with quantum dots and single-nanowire devices.


Publications and Presentations 

Rutkowski, G. P., & Grimes, B. A. (2019). Microfluidically Augmented Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Integrating Nanoscale Materials with Microfluidics for Performance and Longevity Enhancement. ACS Applied Energy Materials2(9), 6311-6321. 


Rutkowski, Gregory Philip; Grimes, Brian Arthur. (2019) Novel integration of microfluidics and dye-sensitized solar cells for smarter photovoltaics. Nano@NTNU Symposium 2019. Trondheim, Norway. 2019-10-16 - 2019-10-17.

Rutkowski, Gregory Philip; Grimes, Brian Arthur. (2019) Microfluidic Augmentation of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Nanoscale materials integrated with microfluidics for performance enhancement. Second Dyenamo Conference: "DSSC Strikes Back". Uppsala, Sweden. 2019-10-14 - 2019-10-15.




Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications