Joel has recently joined the Centre of Plastic Electronics CDT and will be completing his research project within Prof Ji-Seon Kim's group. The research project is supported by CSEM Brasil and is concerned with the stability of large area printed OPV devices. The main areas of interest are:
- How do fullerene acceptor molecules in the active layer affect stability
- Studying the morphology of blends that incoorporate new non-fullerene acceptors and determining how this relates to stability and performance
- The nature and stability of the interface between the active layer and charge carrier layers
Joel graduated from the University of Bristol in 2014 with a First Class Honours undergraduate master's degree in Chemistry. His master's thesis was a study of the photo-induced ring opening of some heterocyclic molecules using ultrafast transient spectroscopic techniques.