Carissa Eisler

Carissa Eisler


5531 Boelter Hall



  • Light-material interactions with nanomaterials
  • Nanophotonics
  • Renewable energy
  • Optoelectronic and photonic devices
  • Zhou, N., Bekenstein, Y., Eisler, C. N., Zhang, D., Schwartzberg, A. M., Yang, P., Alivisatos, A. P., and Lewis, J. A., "Perovskite nanowire-block copolymer composites with digitally programmable polarization anisotropy." Science Advances. 5 (5) 2019.
  • Jurow, M. J., Morgenstern, T., Eisler, C. N., Kang, J., Penzo, E., Do, M., Engelmayer, M., Osowiecki, W. T., Bekenstein, Y., Tassone, C., Wang, L., Alivisatos, A. P., Brütting, W., and Liu Y., "Manipulating the Transition Dipole Moment of CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals for Superior Optical Properties." Nano Letters. 19 (4) 2019.
  • Eisler, C. N., Flowers, C. A., Warmann, E. C., Lloyd, J. V., Espinet-Gonzalez, P., Darbe, S., Dee, M. S., Escarra, M. D., Kosten, E. D., Zhou, W., and Atwater, H. A., "The polyhedral specular reflector: A spectrum-splitting multijunction design to achieve ultrahigh (>50%) solar module efficiencies." IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 9 (1) 2018.
  • Gu, W. X., Hanson, L. A., Eisler, C. N., Koc, M. A., and Alivisatos, A. P. “Pseudoelasticity at Large Strains in Au Nanocrystals.” Physical Review Letters 121. 2018.
  • Warmann, E. C., Flowers, C., Lloyd, J., Eisler, C. N., Escarra, M. D., and Atwater, H. A.  “Design of photovoltaics for modules with 50% efficiency.” Energy and Environmental Science. 5 (2) 2017.
  • Luo, S., Eisler, C. N., Wong, T., Xia, H., Lin, C., Wu, T., Shen, C., Shieh, J. Tsai, C., Liu, C., Atwater, H. A., Goddard, W. A., Lee, J., Greer, J. R. “Suppression of surface recombination in CuInSe2 (CIS) thin films via Trioctylphosphine Sulfide (TOP: S) surface passivation.” Acta Materialia. 106. 2016.
  • Eisler, C. N., Abrams, Z. R., Sheldon, M. T., Zhang, X. and Atwater, H. A. “Multijunction solar cell efficiencies: effect of spectral window, optical environment, and radiative coupling.” Energy and Environmental Science, 7 (11) 2014.
  • Sheldon, M. T., Eisler, C. N., and Atwater, H. A. “GaAs Passivation with Trioctylphosphine Sulfide for Enhanced Solar Cell Efficiency and Durability.” Advanced Energy Materials, 2. 2012.
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering         California Institute of Technology             2016
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering          California Institute of Technology             2014
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering            University of California, Los Angeles        2010
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016)
  • Everhart Distinguished Graduate Student Lecturer (2015)
  • Gray-Hill Chemistry Series Lecturer (2014)
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship (2011)
  • Rose Hills Graduate Fellowship (2010)
  • Outstanding Student Award – UCLA Chemical Engineering Department (2010)