Kevin Grossklaus

Kevin Grossklaus

(617) 627-4611
200 Boston Ave, Room 3601
Research/Areas of Interest: Electronic Materials; Semiconductor Materials; Semiconductor Devices; Materials Characterization; Thin-film Deposition; Optical Properties Electronic Materials; Photonic Materials; Nanofabrication; Electron Microscopy


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, United States, 2012
  • M.S., Purdue University, United States, 2007
  • B.S., Purdue University, United States, 2005


Kevin Grossklaus received a B.S. in 2005 and M.S. in 2007, both in materials science engineering from Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Michigan in 2012. Before joining Tufts University, Grossklaus spent three years working as a process development and module engineer in the Intel Corporation's Portland Technology Development (PTD) Thin Films group. During that time, he worked to develop materials and CMOS manufacturing processes for next-generation microprocessors at Intel's research and development fabs.

Since joining Tufts in 2015, Kevin Grossklaus has served as the laboratory manager of the Tufts Epitaxial Core Facility, where he works to enable the research of students and other scientists in the areas of epitaxial thin film growth and electrical and optical characterization of materials. Kevin also actively conducts research as part of Renewable Energy and Applied Photonics laboratory at Tufts and with a number of outside collaborators.

Kevin Grossklaus' research interests include optoelectronic materials for energy applications, the materials science of thin-film deposition, characterization of electronic materials, semiconductor device fabrication, optical characterization of materials, and the design and operation of high vacuum deposition systems. His current materials systems of focus include III-V alloy semiconductors for infrared photonics, III-V-Bismide alloy semiconductors, and Germanium-Silicon-Tin (GeSiSn) semiconductor alloys.