Director, Institute of Energy Conversion
Professor of Materials Science
Professor of Physics
Robert Birkmire is the director of the Institute of Energy Conversion, a U.S. Department of Energy Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research and Education, as well as professor of materials science and engineering with a secondary appointment as professor of physics. He advises undergraduate and graduate students from the departments of chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering, physics and materials science and engineering. Dr. Birkmire is author of over 150 technical publications and is inventor on eight U.S. patents.