Henry Snaith is the Binks Professor of Renewable Energy. His research focuses on developing and understanding new materials and device concepts for photovoltaic solar energy conversion. His research group work with organic, metal oxide and metal halide perovskite semiconductors, processed via solution or vapour phase deposition methods. His inter-disciplinary work ranges from new material synthesis and discovery, device fabrication and development, advanced characterisation methodologies and theoretical modelling. His election as a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) credits his discovery of the use of perovskites in efficient solar cells, which has started a new field of research gaining both academic and industrial following. Beyond his academic appointment, Henry Snaith is also a co-founder and CSO of two spin-out companies, Oxford PV Ltd and Helio Display Materials Ltd. commercialising metal halide perovskites for PV and light emitting applications respectively.
Metal Halide Perovskites