Printed Photovoltaics: Nanomaterials Research Team

Dr Rafael Martí Valls – Technology Transfer Fellow

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Rafael Martí Valls is from Spain. His expertise resides in the fields of Materials Science and Inorganic Chemistry, specializing in metal-oxides and metal-chalcogenides.


Rafael obtained his PhD in Materials Chemistry and Solar Cells at the Universitat Jaume I (Spain). During this period of time he worked on the synthesis and deposition of photoabsorbent materials for CIGS and CZTS solar devices.

After that Rafael moved to the Netherlands. There, he began to work in the industry for a company devoted to the development of nanotechnology-based optical coatings, with a wide range of applications such as heat shielding, antistatic, antifouling or antiglare.

In November 2019, Rafael started working as a Technology Transfer Fellow at Swansea University. His work here is focused on the synthesis, manufacturing films and characterisation of metal oxides for Perovskites Solar Cells or photoactive coatings among others. Also, Rafael is in charge of the ALD equipment.

Areas of Interest

  • Metal oxides and metal chalcogenides synthesis
  • ALD
  • Photovoltaics
  • Photocatalysts
  • Scale-up
  • Optical coatings

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