William Shafarman

Associate Editor


University of Delaware
Institute of Energy Conversion
451 Wyoming Rd
Newark, DE 19716

Phone: +1 302 831 6215
Fax:     +1 302 831-6226



William N. Shafarman is a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Energy Conversion at the University of Delaware where he also has a secondary appointment as Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. He received his B.S. degree in physics from the University of Delaware and his Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Rochester. Dr. Shafarman's current research focuses on thin film deposition and the fabrication and analysis of polycrystalline thin film photovoltaics with a particular emphasis on copper indium diselenide (CIS) and related alloys. In this work, he has been principle investigator on many government and industrial contracts and research advisor to graduate students doing doctoral research in photovoltaics. He has been a member and team leader of the National CIS R&D Team and has collaborated extensively with many other university and industrial research groups. Dr. Shafarman is an author of over 150 technical publications, 2 book chapters, and 2 patents, has been an invited or plenary speaker at numerous conferences, and has served on organizing and program committees for several international conferences.