As a researcher in the Thin Film Solar Cell group, my job is to develop solar cells based on earth-abundant materials. I am working with the next-generation chalcogenide material Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (known as CZTS). The goal of my research is to deepen understanding of the basic properties of CZTS and to use this to improve the efficiency of solar energy conversion in CZTS-based solar cells. I also work on discovery of new chalcogenide materials for large-scale solar energy generation. More info
Academic merits: Docent in Engineering Science
Keywords: energy materials photovoltaics thin films compound semiconductors chalcogenides kesterite czts
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Bachelor & Master’s Degrees: University of Cambridge, UK. Year of exam: 2005. Subject area: Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science)
PhD: University of Bath, UK. Date of diploma: 21 September 2010. Subject area: Physical Chemistry. Supervisor: Prof. Laurence M. Peter. Title: “Studies of Cu2ZnSnS4 films prepared by sulfurisation of electrodeposited precursors” (http://opus.bath.ac.uk/22497/)
2. Funding attracted
2013-2017 Vetenskapsrådet young researcher grant: “Cation disorder in quaternary chalcogenide semiconductors”. 3.2 MSEK
2016-2021 Co-applicant for SSF grant "Gradient Control in Thin Film Solar Cells" (PI Charlotte Platzer-Björkman), 6 MSEK of total 31 MSEK
3. Appointments, Distinctions and Awards (Ph. D and onwards)
2016 Oscar Prize for scientific writing (Uppsala University) - read more
Invited talks: 6th European Kesterite Workshop, 21-23 Nov 2015, Newcastle, UK/Euromat conference, 22nd September 2015/Easter Meeting for the Solid-State Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), 14th - 16th April 2014/Tallinn University of Technology, September 2013/3rd European Kesterite Workshop, 22-23 November 2012, Luxembourg/
Appointed to the Supervisory committee for the FP7 Initial Training Network project “KestCells” (http://www.kestcells.eu/) 2013-2018.
Served on abstract selection committee for the IEEE photovoltaics specialists’ conference, 2015.
Ph.D. thesis received award from scientific publisher Springer, and was re-published in the book series “Springer Theses: Recognising Outstanding Ph.D. Research” (ISBN: 978-3642229183).
4. Students supervised
Katharina Rudisch (main supervisor), PhD student, Jan 2015 - present/Sven Englund (co-supervisor), PhD student, Nov 2014 - present/Yi Ren, March (co-supervisor), PhD student, March 2013 - present/Jessica Engman (main supervisor), Master’s student, January-June 2011
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