Jonathan Mailoa

Jonathan is a Ph.D. student in the MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department. He received B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Physics, as well as M. Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. His research interest is on the development of device architecture which enables silicon solar cells to surpass its fundamental Shockley-Queisser efficiency limit of 29%. This limit is largely determined by single-junction solar cell’s inefficient usage of the sunlight spectrum. In the attempt to surpass this fundamental limit, Jonathan has previously worked on the utilization of sub-bandgap photons (normally nor absorbed) for silicon intermediate band solar cell. Support from Martin Family Fellows for Sustainability enables Jonathan to work on more efficient utilization of high-energy photons in silicon-based multijunction solar cells, demonstrating the first monolithic perovskite-silicon multijunction solar cell. Jonathan has previously served in the executive leadership team of MIT Energy Club and has worked on Sistine Solar, an MIT-based startup with design-first approach to solar.