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    Ian Sellers received his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Liverpool in 1999, a master’s degree from the Dept. of Physics at Imperial College London in 2001, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Sheffield in 2004. Between 2004 – 2006, Dr. Sellers was a Marie Curie Fellow at CRHEA-CNRS in Valbonne, France, a position that was followed by a postdoctoral position at the University at Buffalo in the United States. In 2008, Dr. Sellers joined the Solar Energy and Technology Group as a Senior Research Scientist at Sharp Laboratories of Europe in Oxford, UK where, he also held the position of Visiting Academic Fellow in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford. After spending three years in Industry, Dr. Sellers returned to the Academic environment taking a position at the University of Oklahoma in 2011 where he rose to the position Ted S. Webb Presidential Professor of Physics. In addition to his faculty position at OU, Dr. Sellers also held the position of Associate Director of the Oklahoma Photovoltaics Research Institute (OKPVRI) between 2014 and 2023. In August 2023, Dr Sellers joined the faculty in Electrical Engineering as a strategic hire in green energy at the University at Buffalo SUNY. Professor Sellers research is focused on the development and investigation of novel materials and devices for next generation and advanced concepts photovoltaics. Specific programs involve hot carrier dynamics in III-V and perovskite systems, defect formation and stability of thin-film CIGS and perovskites solar cells, as well as their suitability for deep space power applications. 

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