We are an interdisciplinary team, with backgrounds in Materials Science, Engineering, Physics and Chemistry. The team includes students Dr. Hoye worked with in Cambridge and for whom he remains co-supervisor. Students arranged alphabetically by surname.
Dr Robert Hoye
Personal detailsDr Robert Hoye Lecturer in Materials | Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow
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Robert completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge (2012-2014). He was a postdoc at MIT (2015-2016) then an independent Research Fellow at Magdalene College (2016-2019) and Downing College (2019-2020) in Cambridge. He was awarded the Young Engineer of the Year prize by the RAEng (2018). More
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Tahmida is a PhD student (2016-) in Materials at Cambridge. Her primary supervisor is Prof. Judith Driscoll. Tahmida is working on developing layered materials for photovoltaics. She is also working with PragmatIC Printing LLC on p- type TFTs for CMOS. She has a scholarship from the Aziz Foundation.
Yi-Teng is a PhD student (2019-) in Physics at Cambridge. His primary supervisor is Dr. Akshay Rao. He is working on developing ternary bismuth chalcogenides for photovoltaics, with particular focus on their defect tolerance. He is funded by a government scholarship from Taiwan.
Rob is a PhD student (2017-) in Materials at Cambridge. His primary supervisor is Prof. Judith Driscoll. He is working on bismuth oxyiodide thin films and single crystals for optoelectronics, as well as AP-CVD growth of oxide buffer layers on perovskite solar cells for tandem applications. He is part of the CDT-PV.
Zewei is a PhD student (2017-) in Physics at Cambridge. His primary supervisor is Prof. Sir Richard Friend. He is working on developing the growth of lead-free double perovskite thin films, with particular focus on tuning the bandgap and understanding the charge-carrier properties.
Junzhi (Jason) Ye
Jason is a PhD student in Physics at Cambridge (2019-). His primary supervisor is Dr. Akshay Rao. He is working on nanostructured perovskites for lighting, as well as understanding the role of alkylammonium cation rotation on defect tolerance in lead-halide perovskites.
Ziyue (Phoenix) Yi
Ziyue (Phoenix) is a PhD student (2016-) in Physics at Cambridge. His primary supervisor is Prof. Sir Richard Friend. He is working on improving the stability of metal-halide perovskite LEDs, with particular emphasis on blue emitters. He collaborates with Prof. Feng Gao's group at Linköping University (Sweden).
Kaiwen (Victor) Zhang
Kaiwen is a PhD student (2018-) in Chemical Engineering at Cambridge. His primary supervisor is Dr. Laura Torrente and is also co-supervised by Dr. Sam Stranks. He is working on developing the synthesis of core-shell perovskite nanocrystals by flow reactor synthesis.
Yiru is a PhD student (2019-) in Materials at Cambridge. Her primary supervisor is Prof. Manish Chhowalla. Her project focuses on understanding and controlling defects in two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides, particularly the role of cation orbital overlap on defect tolerance.
Arranged by year and alphabetically by surname
|Year||Name||Role in lab||Home Institution||Project|
|2019||Katharina Börsig||Visiting Bachelors student||University of Konstanz (Germany)||Tuning the density of BiOI thin films grown by chemical vapour transport|
|2019||Laura Spies||Visiting Masters student||Ludwig Maximilians University (Germany)||The effect of d-orbitals on ternary bismuth chalcogenide thin films for photovoltaics|
|2019||Mengyao Sun||Visiting Bachelors Student||Fudan University (China)||Developing perovskite tandems with p-type silicon cells|
|2019||Yanhao Wang||Summer intern||University of Cambridge||Developing the growth of ternary bismuth chalcogenide thin films|
|2018-2019||Sam Hill||Final-year project student||University of Cambridge||Printing oxides on perovskite solar cells from the vapour phase|
|2018-2019||Daniella Sauven||Final-year project student||University of Cambridge||The effect of pressure on the growth of BiOI thin films|
|2014-2019||Lana Lee||PhD student (co-supervised)||University of Cambridge||Vapour-based growth of inorganic compounds for next-generation, stable photovoltaics|
|2014-2019||Ravi Raninga||PhD student (co-supervised)||University of Cambridge||Controlling the electronic properties of printed metal oxides|