• Jiaying Ke

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • 5000 Forbes Avenue
  • Doherty Hall, Room 4200
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • jiayingk@andrew.cmu.edu


2013 — Present Ph.D. (In progress), Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
2009 — 2013 B.S., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

Work History

Jun 2013 — Aug 2013 Summer Intern, The Dow Chemical Company, Shanghai, China
May 2012 — May 2013 Student Researcher, Dep. Of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
Sep 2011 — Dec 2011 Student Researcher, Dep. Of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University
Jun 2011 — Aug 2011 Summer Intern, Micron Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Xi’an, China

Award and Honors

2013 — Present Graduate Student Fellowship,Dep. Of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
2010 — 2013 Dean's List and Semester Honors,Dep. Of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

Research Interests

Modeling and Control of Continuous Silicon Solar Wafer Manufacturing Process

Silicon wafering is a critical process in silicon solar cell manufacturing technologies. Czochralski method, which is achieved by slicing single crystalline silicon ingots into thick pieces, is wasteful (~50% material losses) and relatively slow. Continuous processes, such as Edge-defined Film-fed Growth (EFG), Dendritic Web (WEB), String Ribbon (STR), Ribbon Growth on Substrate (RGS), Silicon FilmTM (SF) has been developed since 1970s. Current development of wafering process is focusing on seeking the balance between quality of solar wafers and production yields. I am interested in modeling a new continuous process for solar wafer manufacturing. Computational and experimental approaches are combined to study related physical phenomena. Control strategies will then be implemented in the next level of study.