Scalable electronic materials and devices for sustainable energy generation (solar cells, solar fuels, thermoelectrics), storage (batteries, sustainable fuels and chemicals) and use (high efficiency lighting, displays and computing)
Theme Leads and Champions
Prof James Durrant
James Durrant is Director of the CPE and leads a research group in Chemistry that is focused on developing new chemical approaches to solar energy conversion, both harnessing solar energy either to produce electricity (photovoltaics) and molecular fuels (eg hydrogen). He is co-leading our theme of Materials for Sustainable Energy.
Prof Jenny Nelson
Jenny Nelson is a CPE board member and is co-leading our theme on Materials for Sustainable Energy. Jenny heads a large research group in Physics modelling and simulating the movement of charge in polymer materials with the aim of designing improved materials for photovoltaics, photocatalysis and energy storage.