Dr. Jill A. Macko

Assistant Professor

Physics and Engineering Department

Contact Information

Office:  Shrader 13

Email: jill.macko@enc.edu

phone: 617-745-3540

campus phone: 3540

Biographical Information:

Dr. Macko specializes in teaching general and introductory physical science courses.  She strives to link her science-intensive courses with history, society, and Christian faith, and she is co-piloting a new course entitled “Science, Technology and Society”.  She has participated in community science outreach for all ages around the world.

As founder and primary investigator of the ENC Laser Lab, Dr. Macko aims to explore the fundamental physics of photo-active thin-film materials for application in environmentally-safe, low-cost solar technologies. She has thus far co-authored four journal articles, one interdisciplinary study, one patent application, three invited talks and numerous conference presentations.

Before joining the ENC faculty in Fall 2014, Dr. Macko completed her doctoral research in the MIT lab of Prof. Vladimir Bulovic, which included fabrication of ultra-lightweight, flexible solar panels and device engineering of nano-thin multijunction photovoltaics. During her undergraduate and graduate studies, Dr. Macko received extensive training and classroom instruction in college-level science and engineering pedagogies.

Jill Macko lives with her husband, Peter and son, Luke in Watertown, MA and is a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Education

  • D., Materials Science and Engineering, MIT
  • B., Materials Science and Engineering, MIT.

Awards

  • MIT Energy Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • MIT Lemelson Engineering Innovation Presidential Fellowship
  • Salapatas Fellowship

Invited Talks

  • A. Macko, “Vapor-Processed Organic Photovoltaics,” Invited Lecture, Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Jan 2015.
  • A. Macko, “Vapor-Processed Organic Photovoltaics: Towards Efficient Solar Energy Conversion from any Surface.” Invited Lecture, Mawlamyaing University, Mawlamyaing, Myanmar. July 2014.
  • A. Macko, “Organic and Nanostructured Photovoltaics.” Invited Lecture, Department of Physics, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. Sept 2013.

Publications

  • Schmalensee, V. Bulovic, et al. “The Future of Solar Energy,” MIT Energy Initiative, May 2015.
  • A. Macko, R. R. Lunt, T. P. Osedach, P. R. Brown, M. C. Barr, K. K. Gleason, and V. Bulovic, “Multijunction organic photovoltaics with a broad spectral response,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Sep. 2012.
  • R. Lunt, T. P. Osedach, P. R. Brown, J. A. Rowehl, and V. Bulović, “Practical Roadmap and Limits to Nanostructured Photovoltaics,” Advanced Materials, vol. 23, no. 48, pp. 5712–5727, Nov. 2011.
  • C. Barr, J. A. Rowehl, R.R. Lunt, J. Xu, A. Wang, C.M. Boyce, S.G. Im, V. Bulović, and K.K. Gleason, “Direct Monolithic Integration of Organic Photovoltaic Circuits on Unmodified Paper,” Advanced Materials, vol. 23, pp. 3500–3505, Jul. 2011.
  • Park, J. A. Rowehl, K. K. Kim, V. Bulovic, and J. Kong, “Doped graphene electrodes for organic solar cells,” Nanotechnology, vol. 21, p. 505204, Nov. 2010.

US Patents

  • K. Gleason, V. Bulovic, M. C. Barr, and J. A. Rowehl. “Conductive Polymer on a Textured or Plastic Substrate.” U.S. Patent 9214639, Dec. 2015.