Printed Photovoltaics: Applied Photochemistry and Circular Economy Research Team

Dr Rodrigo García Rodríguez – Technology Transfer Fellow

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Rodrigo has worked in research projects strongly related with renewable energies, including dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells and characterization of semiconductor materials for water splitting.   

This includes the development of hybrid and organic photovoltaics at CINVESTAV-IPN (Mexico) and a two-year postdoctoral project on ion migration in perovskite solar cells at the University of Bath. Rodrigo’s current research is focused on the study of printable PV materials (perovskite, organic and dye-sensitized solar cells) via steady state and time resolved photochemical techniques (ns-transient absorption spectroscopy, Time-Correlated Single-Photon Counting) to develop an understanding of the device photophysics and photochemistry in order to correlate material properties to stability and device performance.

Rodrigo is also a member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico, Level 1 (SNI 1) in the area of Technology and Engineering.

Areas of Interest

  • Solar energy – from the characterisation of materials up to the fabrication of devices 
  • Improvement of interfaces between the selective layers and the perovskite film
  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), UV-Vis spectroscopy and Impedance spectroscopy
  • Photoluminescence techniques (Steady-state and Time Correlated Single Photon Counting)
  • Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy 

Dr Emmanuel V. Péan – Technology Transfer Fellow

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I am an early career researcher working in the Applied Photochemistry group. I specialise myself in light-based characterisation and simulation of charge carrier dynamics in perovskite materials for solar cell applications.

Areas of Interest

  • Time-resolved photoluminescence 
  • Steady-state luminescence
  • UV-Vis spectroscopy
  • Charge carrier recombination in perovskite materials
  • Superoxide yield measurements

Contact details

Twitter: @emmanuel_pean
LinkedIn: emmanuelpean

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