My research focus is on emerging semiconductors, in particular metal halide perovskite semiconductors, predominantly for their use in photovoltaic (solar energy) applications but also in light emitting diode (LED) devices.
Photovoltaics based on metal halide perovskite semiconductors are of particular interest to the research community because they can be fabricated through easy solution processing methods which offer the opportunity for low-cost photovoltaics. An essential for providing renewable energy to the global population.
Metal halide perovskites are now rivalling silicon based photovoltaics in terms of efficiency, a particularly impressive feat given this development has taken < 15 years, and now the challenge is ensuring their long-term stability so they can be used for real world deployment.
My research is focussed on understamding the link between the chemistry of these materials and how this determines their stability. In particular I am interested in structural defects in these materials and determining how they influence their electronic properties.
I am a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Professor Henry Snaith in the Department of Physics and I am currently working on the EU project "peroCUBE".