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Latimer Energy Lab

The Latimer Energy Laboratory (LEL) supports a very wide range of activities relating to photovoltaics (PV), from K-12 outreach through graduate engineering.

The laboratory focuses on measurement of solar radiation, measurement and characterization of artificial light sources, study of physical characteristics of PV cells, and electrical characteristics, including I-V curves. Instrumentation includes: pyranometers, VIS-IR spectrometers, metallurgical microscopes, source meters, and related computers.

2018 Projects:

Advisor: Professor Hisham Said
Students: Linzhi Li, Xiaopu Cheng
Advisor: Professor Behnam Dezfouli
Students: Salma Abdel Magid, Francesco Giuseppe Petrini
Advisor: Professor Maryam Khanbaghi
Students: Ramin Vafadary, Frank Cannizzaro
  • NanoGrid

    Energy sustainability and the aging grid infrastructure in the United States are two important subjects at the crossroads between politics, economics and technology. One proposed solution to these two issues revolves around the concept of an islanded microgrid which we named the NanoGrid.

    Contact Us

    Contact: Maryam Khanbaghi

    Santa Clara University
    School of Engineering
    500 El Camino Real
    Santa Clara, CA 95053

    St. Claire Commons


    We've Moved

    The Latimer Energy Lab is now located at the St. Clare Commons. For more information, visit our STEM page.