Imperial College London

Dr Joel Luke

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Associate for Photovoltaics







H724Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Joel is a Research Associate in the Nanoanalysis Group in Physics. He recently finished his PhD, 'Non-Fullerene Acceptor Based Organic Photovoltaics: Understanding Photostability and Low-Light Performance', under the supervision of Prof Ji-Seon Kim and Dr Diego Bagnis (CSEM Brasil). 

Joel's main research is focused on organic and perovskite solar cells. In particular:

  • The molecular origin of non-fullerene degradation
  • The role of energetics on device performance
  • The use of organic and perovskite solar cells for indoor applications

Alongside these main themes Joel has worked on many collaborations looking at the energetic and structural properties of organic and perovskite semiconductors.

Joel graduated from  the University of Bristol in 2014 with a First Class Honours undergraduate master's degree in  Chemistry. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Luke J, Correa L, Rodrigues J, et al., 2021, A Commercial Benchmark: Light-Soaking Free, Fully Scalable, Large-Area Organic Solar Cells for Low-Light Applications, Advanced Energy Materials, Vol:11, ISSN:1614-6832

Wu J, Luke J, Lee HKH, et al., 2019, Tail state limited photocurrent collection of thick photoactive layers in organic solar cells, Nature Communications, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-1723

Speller EM, Clarke AJ, Luke J, et al., 2019, From fullerene acceptors to non-fullerene acceptors: prospects and challenges in the stability of organic solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ISSN:2050-7488

Luke J, Speller EM, Wadsworth A, et al., 2019, Twist and degrade – Impact of molecular structure on the photostability of non-fullerene acceptors and their photovoltaic blends, Advanced Energy Materials, Vol:9, ISSN:1614-6832, Pages:1-14

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