Department of

Electrical Engineering

Serving society through excellence in education, research, scholarship, and public outreach

Chris Giebink

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

209H Electrical Engineering West

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2229

E-mail: ncg2_at_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Electronic Materials and Devices

Research Group: Applied Optoelectronics & Photonics Lab

Dr. Giebink joined Penn State in 2011 following a two year postdoctoral fellowship at Argonne National Laboratory. His research interests highlight the combination of organic and inorganic materials in optoelectronic and photonic devices, with a particular emphasis on applications for solar energy conversion and storage. In addition, his group focuses on fundamental physical questions underlying the behavior of charge carriers, excited states and light-matter interaction in disordered and nanostructured semiconductors. He holds five patents and is a member of the Optical Society of America, SPIE, IEEE, the Materials Research Society, and the American Physical Society.


Ph.D. Princeton University, Electrical Engineering

B.S. Trinity University, Engineering Science

B.A. Trinity University, Physics


Optics, optoelectronic and plasmonic devices, photovoltaics, semiconductor lasers, organic electronics, nanophotonics

Selected Publications and Patents

Link to list of publications

Honors and Awards

Joel & Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award (2015)
Charles K. Etner Early Career Professorship in Engineering (2015)
George Wells Beadle fellowship, Argonne National Laboratory (2009)
DARPA Young Faculty Award (2012)
AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2014)