Leith Samad


Graduate Student, Analytical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

University of Wisconsin-Madison



Biographical Sketch

B.S. Purdue University, Chemistry 2006-2011

B.S. Purdue University, Materials Science & Engineering 2006-2011

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011-Present



My research involves the synthesis of pyrite heterostructures with other semiconducting materials for the purpose of enhancing their photovoltaic capability. Using a variety of synthesis techniques such as chemical vapor deposition and colloidal solution synthesis, pyrite herostructures are prepared in bulk and used to manufacture photovoltaic cells.