Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Research Postgraduate



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I am currently working towards a PhD in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Plastic Electronics under the supervision of Prof James Durrant and Dr Joao Cabral. My current research focus is on improving the stability of next generation photovoltaics; specifically, understanding the extrinsic degradation mechanisms of perovskite and investigation the morphological characteristics in organic bulk heterojunctions.

Previously at Imperial College London, I obtained a MRes with distinction which had a research focus on the photodimerisation of PCBM with changing bulk heterojunction blend ratios and the effect on the formation of micro and nano crystallisation. In 2014 I obtained a MEng with First-class honours from Loughborough University which included a research project exploring quantum dot size effect on charge and energy transfer processes. 



Lin C, Pont S, Kim J, et al., Passivation of oxygen and light induced degradation by the PCBM electron transport layer in planar perovskite solar cells, Sustainable Energy and Fuels, ISSN:2398-4902

Lee HKH, Telford AM, Rohr JA, et al., 2018, The role of fullerenes in the environmental stability of polymer: fullerene solar cells, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol:11, ISSN:1754-5692, Pages:417-428

Cha H, Wu J, Wadsworth A, et al., 2017, An Efficient, "Burn in" Free Organic Solar Cell Employing a Nonfullerene Electron Acceptor, Advanced Materials, Vol:29, ISSN:0935-9648

Wadsworth A, Ashraf RS, Abdelsamie M, et al., 2017, Highly Efficient and Reproducible Nonfullerene Solar Cells from Hydrocarbon Solvents, Acs Energy Letters, Vol:2, ISSN:2380-8195, Pages:1494-1500

Pont S, Bryant D, Lin CH, et al., 2017, Tuning CH 3 NH 3 Pb(I 1-x Br x ) 3 Perovskite Oxygen Stability in Thin Films and Solar Cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:5, ISSN:2050-7488

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