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

 

Research Overview

Photovoltaics, Solar Cells, Piezoelectric energy harvesting, Nanomaterials, Optoelectronic devices, Ferroelectrics, Solution synthesis

Interests

Nanostructured and functional materials for sustainable energy applications, including:

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

Expertise:

  • 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.