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Dr Joe Briscoe MSci (Hons), PhD, ProfGradIMMM, MInstP

Dr Briscoe
Position: Post Doctoral Research Assistant
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7620
Location: Mile End, Eng, 220
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Expertise: Nanostructured materials for renewable energy applications: semiconductor photocatalysts; nanostructured photovoltaic devices; piezoelectric energy harvesting. Chemical synthesis of materials, material characterisation, device construction and testing.

Dr Joe Briscoe completed an MSci at the University of Durham (Grey College) in Natural Sciences, which included researching the doping of ceramic zinc oxide under Dr Andy Brinkmann. Following this he undertook a PhD with Dr Steve Dunn at Cranfield University in nanostructured photovoltaic devices with a thesis titled, "Investigation of ZnO nanorod solar cells with layer-by-layer deposited CdTe quantum dot absorbers".

Upon completion of his PhD, Dr Briscoe commenced a research project at QMUL in collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory, which led to the successful development of a new type of nanostructured piezoelectric energy harvesting device.

Dr Briscoe is currently working on a Leverhulme Trust sponsored project at investigating functional materials as novel catalysts for the production of fuels from carbon dioxide (artificial photosynthesis). He has given a number of oral presentations at international conferences, including an invited talk at EMRS Strasbourg. He has published work in 15 journal papers and conference proceedings.

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