Following the awarding of a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science from Princeton University, Gabriel Man worked in industry as a solar cell device engineer in Texas before returning to academic research. He has conducted postdoctoral research in the Department of Physics at Uppsala University in Sweden.
Dr. Man is highly interested in developing forefront spectroscopic methods and applying them to energy materials research, with the vision of advancing societal sustainability. His postdoctoral focus in the Department of Physics & Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at Bar-Ilan University is on halide perovskite, one of the most promising semiconducting materials for next-generation solar cells and light-emitting devices due to its high optoelectronic quality and low expected manufacturing and carbon emissions costs. He aims to use X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) sources to elicit the basic mechanisms of photoinduced carrier cooling and transport, vital for understanding the solar light-to-electricity conversion process. His work could lead to scientific breakthroughs in materials for optoelectronics as well as in advanced X-ray spectroscopic techniques.