Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Research Postgraduate



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Sebastian Pont is 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. His research focus is on understanding the morphological and chemical stability of organic and perovskite photovoltaics using a range of spectroscopic and material characterisation.

Previously at Imperial College London, he obtained an MRes with distinction. For undergraduate studies, he obtained an 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

Pont S, Foglia F, Higgins AM, et al., 2018, Stability of Polymer:PCBM Thin Films under Competitive Illumination and Thermal Stress, Advanced Functional Materials, ISSN:1616-301X

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

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