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Alex's research uses computational materials chemistry, machine learning, and data science to design new materials for pressing technological problems, including renewable energy generation (photovoltaics and thermoelectrics) and energy storage.
Ann's research interests include manufacturing of energy devices (eg lithium ion batteries, solid-state batteries, supercapacitors), energy materials and advanced characterisation of energy materials and devices.
The Eslava Group is developing new catalysts and photoelectrochemical cells to drive clean energy research.
The Barnes Group has created Driftfusion: A time dependent drift diffusion code for simulating solar cells in Matlab. The Group is also exploring other exciting areas such as neuromorphics.
Clotilde heads the nanoelectrochemistry group, whose work spans across the CPE's three research themes: Electrochemistry for energy storage conversion, structure, redox chemistry and conductivity in EC nanojunctions and electronic and atomic structure and low dimensional materials for heterostructuring of BP with metals low dimensional chiral nanosheets/nanowires.
The Xie Group's research concerns novel nanomaterials synthesis and fabrication and their applications in energy and life sciences.
Florian Glöcklhofer's research interests lie in the field of π-conjugated organic compounds, with a focus on the design and synthesis of π-conjugated macrocycles for battery electrodes and on the development of new synthetic approaches to aromatics.
Ifan’s research aims to enable the large-scale electrochemical conversion of renewable energy to fuels and valuable chemicals and vice versa. Such processes will be critical in order to allow the increased uptake of renewable energy.
Ludmilla Steier is leading a research programme on atomic engineering of photo- and electrocatalysts for the synthesis of energy-rich compounds.
The Durrant Group is interested in the development of new chemical approaches to solar energy conversion.
Nicola Gasparini's interest lies in the fundamental and application-oriented research in lab-scale and large-area printed electronics, in particular organic photovoltaics and photodetectors.
The Haque Group is focused upon the development of novel molecular architectures for solar energy conversion.
The Heeney Group concentrates on the design, synthesis and characterisation of organic semiconductor materials for a range of optoelectronic applications, including field effect transistors, photovoltaic devices, light emitting diodes and sensors.
Robert Hoye's research group is focused on the development of electronic materials for clean energy conversion, with applications including photovoltaics and light-emitting diodes.
The Kafizas Group develops light-activated coatings that can drive useful chemistry using sunlight.
The Materials Design Group led by Aron Walsh applies cutting-edge materials theory and simulation to problems across solid-state chemistry and physics, including materials for solar cells and fuels, batteries, thermoelectrics, and solid-state lighting.
The McCulloch Group's research focuses on the development of stable, high performance n- and p-type organic semiconductors.
The McLachlan Group's research is focused on the preparation of metal oxide-polymer composites, primarily for photovoltaic applications but extending to light-emitting and transistor applications.
The Nanoanalysis Group led by Ji-Seon Kim uses spectroscopy to study the arrangement, packing and interactions between molecules.
The Nelson Group looks at energy access molecular electronics models and simulation for organic solar cells, polymer batteries and photocatalysis
Magda Titirici is Chair of Sustainable Energy Materials. Her group's research interests involve sustainable materials with focus on carbon and carbon hybrids.
Reshma's research interests include understanding (electro)chemical reactivity at solid-gas and solid-liquid interfaces using operando spectroscopic techniques.
Mary Ryan heads a group on applied electrochemistry and corrosion, with a focus on deposition of nanostructures and the study of self-forming nanocrystalline oxides; as well as fundamental work on degradation and stability of metal systems.
The Ultrafast Optoelectronics Group led by Artem Bakulin develops state-of-the-art spectroscopy methods and applies them to understand the behaviour of molecular and nanoscale systems.