Principal Investigator Deidra R. Hodges

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Hodges received B.S. degrees in both Physics and Electrical Engineering in a Dual Degree program between Dillard University and Columbia University. Dr. Hodges also received a M.S. in E.E. degree from Columbia University.

She joined IBM Federal Systems Division in Clear Lake, Texas, working on NASA's Space Shuttle program in Avionics Flight Software. Hodges later joined Martin Marietta Manned Space Systems doing independent research and development in support of NASA's Unmanned Shuttle C proposal.

Dr. Hodges received the Ph.D. in E.E. from the University of South Florida. Her doctoral research was in the area of Thin Film CdTe Solar Cells on Flexible Foil Substrates. She joined the faculty at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA and initiated her research program in CZTS photovoltaics, with funding support from NSF, and collaboration support from colleagues at SPSU, Clark Atlanta University and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Hodges later joined the faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso and continued developing her research program in photovoltaics with funding support from UTEP and collaboration support from colleagues at UTEP, Brookhaven National Lab, National Renewable Energy Lab, University of Michigan and the UT Austin Microelectronics Center.

Hodges accredits her accomplishments to her mentors spanning from industry, academia and the military, as well as her colleagues, collaborators, and students.

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Funding sources include NSF, DOE, ARO and UTEP.