Picture of Winston Schoenfeld.Winston Schoenfeld
Professor, Director
Solar & Energy Systems Integration

(407) 823-6150


Ph.D., Materials Science
University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000

M.S., Materials Science and Engineering
University of Florida

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering
University of Florida

Research Focus:

Dr. Schoenfeld joined the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) in August, 2012. He is also an Associate Professor at UCF's The College of Optics & Photonics (CREOL). Dr. Schoenfeld has served as Device Manager at Uniroyal Optoelectronics, working in the area of high brightness light emitting diodes (LEDs), and later in 2003 founded Medical Lighting Solutions, Inc., a supplier of specialty LED lighting solutions for the medical and biomedical industries. He has authored/co-authored more than 100 refereed journal publications in the areas of photovoltaics, the epitaxial growth and properties of oxide semiconductors, oxide and nitride-semiconductor light emitting diodes, self-assembled quantum dots, e-beam nano-lithography, quantum information/networks, comprehensive modeling of nanowire devices, and solid-state nuclear material detection. Dr. Schoenfeld currently serves as Chair of the Florida Chapter of AVS, Principal Editor for the Journal of Materials Research, and Chair of the Micro/Nano-Lithography MOEMS-MEMS conference at SPIE Photonics West.

Awards & Honors:

  • SPIE Fellow
  • 2011 SPIE Fellow
  • 2010 2009/2010 Teaching Incentive Program Award
  • 2010 UCF TIP Award
  • 2009 Promotion and Tenure Approved
  • 2008 Elected as Chair of the Florida Chapter of the American Vacuum Society
  • 2006 Elected to the Exec. Comm. of the Fl. Ch. of the American Vacuum Society
  • 2006 Presidential Major Research Equipment Award

Recent Publications

2012 R. C. Boutwell, M. Wei, A. Scheurer, J. W. Mares, and W. V. Schoenfeld
"Optical and structural properties of NiMgO thin films formed by sol-gel spin coating" Thin Solid Films 520, 4302-4304
2011 G. Ding, J. Deng, L. Zhou, Q. Gan, J. C. M. Hwang, V. Dierolf, F. J. Bartoli, C. Mazuir, and W. V. Schoenfeld
"Aluminum nanogrid electrode for ultraviolet detectors" Optics Letters 36, 3663
2011 M. Wei, R. C. Boutwell, J. W. Mares, A. Scheurer, and W. V. Schoenfeld
"Bandgap engineering of sol-gel synthesized amorphous Zn(1-x)Mg(x)O films" Applied Physics Letters 98, 261913
2011 H. P. Seigneur, M.D. Weed, M. N. Leuenberger, and W. V. Schoenfeld "Controlled On-Chip Single-Photon Transfer Using Photonic Crystal Coupled-Cavity Waveguides" Advances in OptoElectronics, 893086
2010 J.W. Mares, R.C. Boutwell, A. Scheurer, W.V. Schoenfeld
"Cubic ZnxMg1-xO Thin Films Grown by Plasma-Assisted Molecular-Beam Epitaxy for Optoelectronic Applications" Journal of Materials Research 25(6), pp. 1072-1079
2010 J.W. Mares, R.C. Boutwell, M. Wei, A. Scheurer, W.V. Schoenfeld
"Deep-Ultraviolet Photodetectors from Epitaxially Grown NixMg1-xO" Applied Physics Letters 97(16), 161113
2010 H.P. Seigneur, G. Gonzalez, M.N. Leuenberger, and W.V. Schoenfeld
"Invited Paper: Dynamics of Entanglement Between a Quantum Dot Spin Qubit and a Photon Qbit Inside a Semiconductor High-Q Nanocavity" Advances in Mathematical Physics
2010 G. Gonzalez, M.N. Leuenberger, H. Seigneur, W.V. Schoenfeld
"Theory of a Scalable Electron-Spin Based Quantum Network Inside a Photonic Crystal" Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 7(9), pp. 1651-1672