Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Research Associate in Plasmonic Photocatalysis



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I am finishing my PhD program and am interested in a career that advances the state of renewable energy research and its potential for promoting a sustainable society.

I started working in solar fuels research at Imperial College London in October 2018 after receiving the competitive President's PhD Scholarship. I am a member of the Centre for Processable Electronics working in the groups of Professor Jenny Nelson and Dr. Andreas Kafizas. My research expertise lies in materials fabrication, analysis, and modelling.

Outside of my research, I pursue student advocacy and science outreach. I represented Physics students for two years, most recently as the Departmental Postgraduate Student Representative in 2020-2021.



Tam B, Babacan O, Kafizas A, et al., 2024, Comparing the net-energy balance of standalone photovoltaic-coupled electrolysis and photoelectrochemical hydrogen production., Energy Environ Sci, Vol:17, ISSN:1754-5692, Pages:1677-1694

Zhao W, Wang J, Tam B, et al., 2023, Structural Water in Amorphous Tungsten Oxide Hydrate Enables Fast and Ultrastable Regulation of Near-Infrared Light Transmittance, Advanced Optical Materials, Vol:11, ISSN:2195-1071

Wang J, Zhao W, Tam B, et al., 2023, Pseudocapacitive porous amorphous vanadium pentoxide with enhanced multicolored electrochromism, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol:452, ISSN:1385-8947

Zhao W, Wang J, Tam B, et al., 2022, Macroporous Vanadium Oxide Ion Storage Films Enable Fast Switching Speed and High Cycling Stability of Electrochromic Devices, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, ISSN:1944-8244

Eisner F, Tam B, Belova V, et al., 2021, Color-tunable hybrid heterojunctions as semi-transparent photovoltaic windows for photoelectrochemical water splitting, Cell Reports Physical Science, Vol:2, ISSN:2666-3864, Pages:1-16

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