- Materials Science and Engineering
Materials for renewable energy, optical materials/devices, visualization of dynamic processes at the nanoscale, machine learning applied to functional materials, materials under extreme environments
The Leite group is engaged in fundamental and applied research in novel materials for energy harvesting and storage, photonics and optoelectronics. Her work on photovoltaics is advancing the state-of-knowledge of halide perovskites, paving the way to stable solar cells, through machine learning methods and advanced characterization techniques. In the realm of optical materials, her group is developing new materials to discover novel properties while controlling the electromagnetic spectrum from Vis to NIR. This effort encompasses experiments and computational methods. In turn, they are enabling photonic devices with superior performance.