Born in Aylesbury, Jacob has lived in Oxford for as long as he can remember. He made the trip north to Durham University to study physics and chemistry as part of his MSci in Natural Sciences, where his final year research project involved the study of charge carriers in TADF-based OLEDs using in-situ spectroscopy. He has completed summer research projects modelling the CdTe/CdS pn-junction at Durham University, and studying the effects of active layer thickness in perovskite LEDs at the University of Oxford. His PhD at the University of Liverpool will focus on characterising defects in photovoltaic materials and exploring methods to reduce their impact on device performance. In his spare time Jacob enjoys playing ultimate (frisbee), and has played the cello in youth and student orchestras for many years.
Identifying key deep level defects in thin film solar cells