Scarpulla Research Group



Welcome to the Scarpulla Research Group at the University of Utah. We concentrate on compound semiconductors, manipulating and measuring semiconductor defects, optical and electrical characterization, ultrawide bandgap semiconductors, and thin film photovoltaics. We have current projects primarily in Ga2O3, GaN, and CdTe.  Please see the project descriptions and publications for more information.



Mike publishes book chapter on capacitance characterization techniques for thin film solar cells

February 23rd, 2021

After many years of making measurements and modelling the results in the group, Mike wrote a book ch[...]

Prof. Scarpulla and Akira Nagaoka pioneer Cd-flux THM of Group-V doped CdTe

February 4th, 2021

While Dr. Nagaoka was a visiting postdoc (he is now an assistant professor at University of Miyazaki[...]

Prof. Scarpulla looking for PhD students

February 4th, 2021

Feb 1, 2021 - Prof. Scarpulla is looking to recruit 1-2 outstanding PhD students to work on electron[...]

Congratulations Dennis, Sudhajit, and Mashad!

February 4th, 2021

Belated congratulations to Dennis, Sudhajit, and Mashad who all graduated with their PhDs in 2018-20[...]

Scarpulla Leads AFOSR MURI on Ga2O3

February 4th, 2021

Prof. Scarpulla is the PI for a large multi-institution project on Ga2O3.  The AFOSR selected the gr[...]