Report an accessibility problem

Engineering | Holman Research Group

Holman Research Group

 Innovation in optoelectronic materials and photovoltaic devices

About Us

We’re a research team at Arizona State University led by Professor Zachary Holman (CV) that likes to define and solve engineering problems that are both interesting and important. We are electrical engineers, materials scientists, mechanical engineers, physicists, and chemists and we’re passionate about solar cells, coatings, nanotechnology, semiconductors, plasmas, and aerosols.

Our home is within the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering (ECEE) in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE).

We’re particularly passionate about entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, and are a leader in intellectual property generation and start-up creation. Swift Coat, Sunflex Solar, and Beyond Silicon are three active start-ups founded by our lab.


Our peer-reviewed publications here.

Zak’s guide to writing scientific manuscripts here.

Our Research

The Digs

In addition to our own Optical and Electronic Materials Laboratory, we’re heavy users of ASU’s shared facilities, including the Solar Power Laboratory (SPL), NanoFab, and Eyring Materials Center (EMC).

Work With Us

Students, postdocs

We are always on the hunt for excellent students and researchers who want to join our team. See what to look for in an advisor here.

Universities, research institutes

We have collaborations worldwide with partners who share our vision and have complementary expertise and capabilities. These collaborations usually start informally; some are later funded.


We have companies that are sub-contractors on our funded projects, we are sub-contractors to companies on their funded projects, we provide specific pay-as-you-go services outside of funded projects, and we have informal collaborations in which no funds are exchanged.


Zak Holman, zachary.holman[at], +1.480.965.9959

ECEE Bus. Ofc. GWC Room 208, 650 E. Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85287-5706, USA