Roger H. French, PhD

Kyocera Professor of Ceramics
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Case School of Engineering
Solar Durability and Lifetime Extension Center
Case School of Engineering

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Optical Properties and Electronic Structure of Materials 
  • Long Range Interactions
  • Degradation Science of Outdoor Exposed Technologies
  • Photovoltiaics
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Distributed & High Performance Computing

Awards and Honors

Fellow American Ceramics Society
DOE Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee
IEA-PVPS Task 13 on PV Reliability


  • R.H. French, H.V. Tran, Immersion Lithography: Photomask and Wafer-Level Materials, Annual Review of Materials Research. 39 (2009) 93–126. doi:10.1146/annurev-matsci-082908-145350.
  • R.H. French, V.A. Parsegian, R. Podgornik, R.F. Rajter, A. Jagota, J. Luo, D. Asthagiri, M.K. Chaudhury, Y. Chiang, S. Granick, S. Kalinin, M. Kardar, R. Kjellander, D.C. Langreth, J. Lewis, S. Lustig, D. Wesolowski, J.S. Wettlaufer, W.-Y. Ching, M. Finnis, F. Houlihan, O.A. von Lilienfeld, C.J. van Oss, T. Zemb, Long range interactions in nanoscale science, Rev. Mod. Phys. 82 (2010) 1887–1944. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.82.1887.
  • R.H. French, R. Podgornik, T.J. Peshek, L.S. Bruckman, Y. Xu, N.R. Wheeler, A. Gok, Y. Hu, M.A. Hossain, D.A. Gordon, P. Zhao, J. Sun, G.-Q. Zhang, Degradation science: Mesoscopic evolution and temporal analytics of photovoltaic energy materials, Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science. 19 (2015) 212–226. doi:10.1016/j.cossms.2014.12.008.
  • Timothy J. Peshek, Justin S. Fada, Yang Hu, Yifan Xu, Mohamed A. Elsaeiti, Erdmut Schnabel, Michael Köhl, Roger H. French, Insights into metastability of photovoltaic materials at the mesoscale through massive I–V analytics, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B. 34 (2016) 050801. doi:10.1116/1.4960628.