Dr. Deidra R. Hodges is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University. Dr. Hodges is an exceptional leader in photovoltaics (PV) and solar energy research with extensive experience in PV and X- and gamma-ray radiation detectors for National Security. Dr. Hodges is highly focused in advancing Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Nuclear Materials and Extreme Photon Sensing. Her contributions include the support and development of the pixilated cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) gamma detector at BNL, and highly efficient thin-film mixed perovskite halides photovoltaics. She has achieved perovskite solar cell power conversion efficiencies greater than 21%, approaching the world record efficiency of 25.2%. She has published over 40 refereed manuscripts in journals and conference proceedings. Her network spans Department of Energy government laboratories including Brookhaven National Laboratory, Kansas City National Security Center Honeywell FM&T, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, collaborating with Scientists and as a user of facilities.
Optoelectronic Devices: Photovoltaics and Radiation Detectors; Quantum Materials and Devices; Biomedical Targeted Drug Delivery Devices and Sustainable Systems.