Barry Rand

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Associate Director for External Partnerships at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment


Office: E-Quad, B414

Phone: 609-258-7692

Research interests: Understanding and leveraging the electronic and optical properties of thin film materials, particularly semiconductors, for use in emerging applications such as solar cells, light emitting devices, and transistors. Interdisciplinary research at the intersection of electrical engineering, materials science, physics, and chemistry.


  • Microscope image of tin crystals, showing protruding, jagged, smooth, and stunted 3-dimensional features.

    Researchers harness large language models to accelerate materials discovery

  • Four people share a stage during a panel discussion.

    Andlinger Center meeting spotlights next-decade technologies and design approaches for the clean energy transition

  • Linking two solar technologies is a win-win for efficiency and stability

  • Flat synthetic diamond illuminated by green laser light

    Four engineering professors receive Moore Foundation experimental physics awards

  • Four engineering students named Goldwater Scholars

  • organic solar cell

    Insights into energy loss open doors for up-and-coming solar tech


  • Applied Physics

  • Energy and Environment

  • Materials Science and Engineering


  • Professor writes on white board while talking with grad student.

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Faculty member, seated at end of row of colleagues, leads panel discussion.

    Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

  • Researchers, dressed in white suits, work in "clean room" lab under yellow light.

    Princeton Materials Institute