Projects


Pyrolysis of solution-processed CZTS for upscale

Lewis Wright, University of Loughborough

Current methods for making solar panels are either expensive, slow, energy intensive, toxic, or every combination of all four. Lewis' ...... (read more)


Multi-Scale Simulations of Point and Extended Defects in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Lucy Whalley, University of Bath

A general problem with developing new materials for photovoltaics is that while a bulk material may appear to fulfil the ...... (read more)


Perovskite Solar Cells

Olivia Ashton, University of Oxford

This project will focus on research associated with perovskite solar cells. The main aim will be to create a perovskite ...... (read more)


Hybrid semiconductor nanocrystals/perovskite solar cells

Christopher Bailey, University of Southampton

The rapid rise in efficiency of thin-film solar cells using organometal halide perovskite semiconductors has made this class of photovoltaic ...... (read more)


Vapour Deposition of Perovskite Solar Cells

Juliane Borchert, University of Oxford

Increasing world needs for electrical power have intensified research into materials suitable for cheap and efficient solar cells. To the ...... (read more)


Multiple Exciton Generation in Nanoparticle Solar Cells

Heather Goodwin, University of Cambridge

Solar cells based on single semiconductors as the active layer are typically restricted in efficiency by the Shockley-Queisser limit, since ...... (read more)


Micro-structural defects in thin film photovoltaic devices

Thomas Fiducia, University of Loughborough

The efficiency of thin-film PV is limited by atomic-scale defects in the material (grain boundaries, planar defects, point defects etc). ...... (read more)


Understanding degradation mechanisms in perovskite based PV devices

Claire Greenland, University of Sheffield

Stability of performance is probably the most critical factor in determining the potential for commercialisation of a new PV technology. ...... (read more)


Transparent conducting oxide glass coatings for photovoltaics

Jack Swallow, University of Liverpool

Transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) are remarkable semiconductor materials that, as their name suggests, combine transparency with electrical conductivity, two normally ...... (read more)


New design features in lightweight and low-cost inverted CdTe solar cells

Tom Baines, University of Liverpool

Thin film cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cells have now achieved >20% efficiency and are the market leading thin film PV ...... (read more)


Characterizing the nanoscale morphology of Organic Metal Halide photovoltaic materials

Konstantinos Tsevas, University of Sheffield

In this project, the student will investigate the influence of processing conditions on the micro- and nano-structure of the perovskite ...... (read more)