Skip to main content

Dr Joe Briscoe
MSci (Hons), PhD, FHEA, CSci, MIMMM, MInstP


Research Overview

Nanostructured and functional materials for sustainable energy applications, including:

  • Photovoltaics
  • Photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis (PEC) for artificial photosynthesis (solar fuels)
  • Piezoelectric energy harvesting


  • Synthesis of nanostructured functional materials, e.g. light-absorber, charge transport layers, photocatalyst (PC) and photoelectrocatalyst (PEC) materials, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics.
  • Fabrication and testing of inorganic and hybrid devices including:
    • Dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSCs)
    • Hybrid organic inorganic lead halide perovskites
    • Quantum dot-sensitised solar cells
    • Inorganic/organic hybrid nanostructured PVs.
    • Nanostructured piezoelectric energy harvestors on flexible substrates.
  • Material characterisation including SEM, XRD, XPS, UV-Vis spectroscopy, PL, AFM/PFM.