Projects


Long-range energy transfer in singlet fission materials

David Bossanyi, University of Sheffield

Despite their early promise and intrinsic sustainability (low embodied energy, efficient use of abundant and non-toxic materials), organic photovoltaics still ...... (read more)


Modelling Ion Motion and Hysteresis in Perovskites

Laurence Bennett, University of Southampton

Organolead halide perovskite solar cells have shown dramatic increases in efficiency to around 20% since their inception in 2012. Nevertheless ...... (read more)


Fullerene-free photovoltaic devices

Emma Spooner, University of Sheffield

Non-fullerene acceptors have recently been used in polymer-blend photovoltaic devices to achieve power conversion efficiencies that now exceed 12%. In ...... (read more)


Charge separation at perovskite/singlet fission material interfaces

Alan Bowman, University of Cambridge

As solar cells continue to improve, their efficiencies will approach the Shockley-Queisser limit of 33%. To overcome this limit, multiple ...... (read more)


Singlet Exciton Fission based Luminescent Solar Concentrators

Tomi Baikie, University of Cambridge

Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) comprise a transparent plastic film doped with luminophores that absorb and remit light. The light is ...... (read more)


Stability of Hybrid Perovskites for Tandem Solar Cells

Leonardo Buizza, University of Oxford

Hybrid metal halide perovskites have emerged as an important new class of materials for photovoltaics. Their integration in tandem with ...... (read more)


Novel low-cost and abundant absorber layers for thin film solar cells

Samuel Beddoe, University of Southampton

There is overwhelming evidence that our increasing consumption of fossil fuels and the associated emission of carbon dioxide is leading ...... (read more)



Computationally assisted discovery of new solar absorbers

Matthew Smith, University of Liverpool

This project aims to discover new solar absorber materials to overcome the stability, sustainability and toxicity issues surrounding current hybrid ...... (read more)


Perovskite heterojunctions by vapour deposition

Kilian Lohmann, University of Oxford

Metal halide perovskite materials have emerged over the past few years as a particularly promising PV technology, with power conversation ...... (read more)


Pushing to 20% efficient solution grown CIGS thin film solar cells

Liam Welch, University of Loughborough

Successful deposition of thin film solar cells, such as CdTe and CIGS, have historically been limited to devices grown using ...... (read more)


Mesoscale model of charge transport in 2D Ruddlesden-Popper perovskite solar cells

Lewis Irvine, University of Bath

3D organic-inorganic perovskites are promising since the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of solar cells made from these materials have gone ...... (read more)