Imperial College London

Dr Samantha Hood

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Research Associate







Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Samantha Hood is currently a Research Assistant in Photovoltaic Materials Modelling in the Department of Materials at Imperial College. She joined Imperial in April 2018 after her PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia. Prior to this she graduated from the University of Queensland with a First Class Honours degree in Physics.

In 2017, Samantha was recognised as an “Australian Science Superhero” by Australia’s Chief Scientist for her work in photovoltaic modelling as well as for her passion for science communication and advocating for women in STEM.



Hood SN, Walsh A, Persson C, et al., Status of materials and device modelling for kesterite solar cells, Journal of Physics: Energy, Vol:1, Pages:042004-042004

Park J-S, Kim S, Hood SN, et al., 2019, Open-circuit voltage deficit in Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells by interface bandgap narrowing (vol 113, 212103, 2018), Applied Physics Letters, Vol:114, ISSN:0003-6951

Kim S, Park J-S, Hood S, et al., 2019, Lone-pair effect on carrier capture in Cu2ZnSnS4 solar cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:7, ISSN:2050-7496, Pages:2686-2693

Gluchowski A, Gray KLG, Hood SN, et al., 2018, Increases in the Charge Separation Barrier in Organic Solar Cells Due to Delocalization, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol:9, ISSN:1948-7185, Pages:1359-1364

Collado-Fregoso E, Hood SN, Shoaee S, et al., 2017, Intercalated vs Nonintercalated Morphologies in Donor-Acceptor Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells: PBTTT:Fullerene Charge Generation and Recombination Revisited., Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol:8, ISSN:1948-7185, Pages:4061-4068

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