Joel has recently joined the Centre of Plastic Electronics CDT and will be completing his research project within Prof Ji-Seon Kim's group. The research project is supported by CSEM Brasil and is concerned with the stability of large area printed OPV devices. The main areas of interest are:
- How do fullerene acceptor molecules in the active layer affect stability
- Studying the morphology of blends that incoorporate new non-fullerene acceptors and determining how this relates to stability and performance
- The nature and stability of the interface between the active layer and charge carrier layers
Joel graduated from the University of Bristol in 2014 with a First Class Honours undergraduate master's degree in Chemistry. His master's thesis was a study of the photo-induced ring opening of some heterocyclic molecules using ultrafast transient spectroscopic techniques.
et al., 2019, Twist and degrade – Impact of molecular structure on the photostability of non-fullerene acceptors and their photovoltaic blends, Advanced Energy Materials, Vol:9, ISSN:1614-6832, Pages:1-14
et al., 2018, Photo-stability study of a solution-processed small molecule solar cell system: correlation between molecular conformation and degradation, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, Vol:19, ISSN:1468-6996, Pages:194-202
et al., 2014, Transient UV pump-IR probe investigation of heterocyclic ring-opening dynamics in the solution phase: the role played by n sigma* states in the photoinduced reactions of thiophenone and furanone, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol:16, ISSN:1463-9076, Pages:21271-21279