Understanding Formation, Operation and Stability of Organic-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells
Within the last few years organic-inorganic halide perovskites have risen to become a very promising photovoltaic material, captivating he research community. The Clean Energy Institute is pleased to host Henry Snaith, a UW CEI collaborator and one of the global leaders in perovskite research. Snaith’s research is helping to transform photovoltaics research and leading to printed thin film materials that can be easily processed and inexpensively manufactured.
Henry J. Snaith is a professor in the physics department of Oxford University. He received his Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and undertook his postdoc at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. His research has been focused on new materials and device architectures for future generation low-cost photovoltaic. Snaith’s achievements include the first demonstration of “gyroid” structured titania for dye solar cells, the first demonstration of mesoporous single crystals of anataze TiO2 and the recent discovery of high efficiency solid-state organometal trihalide perovskite-based thin film and mesosuperstructured solar cells. He was awarded the Patterson Medal of the Institute of Physics in 2012, and named as one of “Natures Ten” people who mattered in 2013 and a runner up in Science Magazine’s “Breakthrough of the Year” in 2013 . In 2010, he founded Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd., which is commercializing perovskite solar cells for building integrated and utility scale photovoltaic applications.