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Sang Eon Han, Ph.D.

Portrait - Sang Eon hanSang Eon Han, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Center for High Technology Materials
The University of New Mexico

Dr. Han’s research areas include: Fundamental understanding of light scattering physics in biological materials and computational evolution of their nanostructures; Solar rejecting white coatings for building heat management; and Development of efficient silicon solar cells using symmetry-controlled light trapping structures and heat-removing architectures.

ISSUED U.S. PATENTS (UNM-AFFILIATED)
9,246,031 Suppressing Optical Loss in Nanostructured Metals by Increasing Self-Inductance and Electron Path Length, issued January 26, 2016
9,530,906 Methods to Introduce Sub-Micrometer, Symmetry-Breaking Surface Corrugation to Silicon Substrates to Increase Light Trapping, issued December 27, 2016
9,941,426 Methods to Introduce Sub-Micrometer, Symmetry-Breaking Surface Corrugation to Silicon Substrates to Increase Light Trapping, issued April 10, 2018
10,483,415 Methods to Introduce Sub-Micrometer, Symmetry-Breaking Surface Corrugation to Silicon Substrates to Increase Light Trapping, issued November 19, 2019
10,514,215 Microsphere-Based Coatings for Radioactive Cooling Under Direct Sunlight, issued December 24, 2019
10,529,870 Light Trapping in Hot-Electron-Based Infrared Photodetectors, issued January 7, 2020
10,813,175 Defrosting Infrared Windows Using Transparent Metallic Nanostructures, issued October 20, 2020

PENDING U.S. PATENT APPLICATIONS (UNM-AFFILIATED)
Microsphere-Based Coatings for Radioactive Cooling Under Direct Sunlight
A Method And System To Mimic A Random Structural Pattern
Dopant Diffusion Through Selective Surface Regions to Improve Efficiency in Micro/Nano Textured Thin Solar Cells
Flexibility-assisted heat removal in thin crystalline silicon solar cells
Restructuring Natural Silk to Mimic White Beetle Scales for Enhanced Sunlight Rejection
Independent Control of Effective Pore Diameter and Porosity of Masking Material to Increase Particle Capture and Breathing Easiness

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