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Dr. Kristin Rabosky


Ph.D. (Applied Physics) at Colorado School of Mines 
M.S. (Physics) at University of Colorado, Boulder 
B.S. (Physics) at University of Maryland College Park 


Contact Information

Phone: 801-626-7973
Office Location: 
Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)
Room 324


Teaching Philosophy & Focus

At WSU, my two main teaching goals are to convey the fundamental material necessary while cultivating the soft skills needed for students to thrive after graduation.

Courses Taught

PHYS 1010 - Elementary Physics
PHYS 2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
PHYS 2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
PHYS 2019/2219 - Introductory Physics Lab I
PHYS 2029/2229 - Introductory Physics Lab II
PHYS 3410 - Electronics
PHYS 3420 - Data Acquisition
Phys 4200 - Physics of Materials
PHYS 4410 - Materials Characterization
PHYS 4800 - Independent Research

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Research Areas of Interest

My materials research focuses on electronic materials. Previously, I've worked with the development of silicon-based thin films and nanostructures for photovoltaics and light emitting devices. In industry, I've worked on III-V multijunction solar cells for concentrated PV as well as new inorganic polycrystalline thin film development for solar energy conversion. Additionally, I've helped develop ZnON films for thin-film transistors applications in active-matrix displays.

Specific Projects

My students are currently working on two projects: creating a solar water heater with thin film selective absorbers made in our sputtering system and a perovskite solar cell project. In both projects, students are exposed to the entire materials development process from start to finish: making a material, testing the material, incorporating it into a device, and testing the device.


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Office hours

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mailing address

Weber State University
Department of Physics
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2508
Ogden, UT 84408-2508

Building location

Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)
Room 302, Mail Code 2508

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