Marina Leite is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Energy Research Group. She received a B.S. in Chemistry from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Her doctoral research used the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source to examine the growth thermodynamics of self-assembled epitaxial Ge-Si nanocrystals in both the kinetic and the quasi-equilibrium regimes. During her graduate studies, she was a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Physics, Stuttgart, Germany and at the Eindhoven Technical University, Netherlands. After receiving her Ph.D., Marina was a Postdoctoral Scholar in Harry Atwater’s group at the California Institute of Technology, where she engineered multijunction solar cells. Marina is working with Nikolai Zhitenev developing measurements of local electronic and optical properties with nanoscale and atomic scale resolution to characterize inorganic photovoltaic materials.
CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Energy Research Group
B.S. Chemistry - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
M.S. Physics - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
Ph.D. Physics - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil