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Optoelectronic Materials and Device Spectroscopy Group (StranksLab)

 

PhD Students

Anna Abfalterer

Zahra Andaji-Garmaroudi

      

Anna received her BSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and her MSc degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, USA. During her master studies, Anna focused on the synthesis and characterisation of novel, vacancy-ordered metal halide perovskites under the supervision of Prof. R. Lee Penn. Started October 2018.

Zahra's research and work experience have been on nanotechnology innovations that could help to boost solar power, which is a technology that can be a key component of our future, green energy supply system due to its easy availability, cleanness and cheap energy resources. Started October 2016 (co-supervised by Richard Friend), and finished her PhD in 2020.


 


 

Alan Bowman

Yu-Hsien Chiang

 

Alan's PhD focuses on trying to combine low band-gap perovskites with singlet fission materials. A realisation of this new class of solar cells would have the potential to overcome the Shockley-Queisser limit in a simple and cheap fashion, with the potential to revolutionise wider solar panel technologies. Started April 2017.

 Yu-Hsien's phd focuses on wide bandgap perovskite materials and its application on tandem architecture. He was a research assistant in the Department of Photonics in National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), working on perovskite solar cells. He received his master degree in Chemistry in NCKU in 2015, where he studied surface chemistry. Started October 2018. 


 


 

Krishanu Dey

Tiarnan Doherty

With a keen interest in the physics and operation of solar cells, Krishanu obtained his M.Eng (by Research) from the National University of Singapore, working on high mobility and highly near-infrared transparent conductive oxides. Currently at Cavendish, his PhD focuses on achieving highly efficient and stable low bandgap perovskite solar cells for subsequent applications to all-perovskite tandems. Previously, he has also worked on CIGS solar cells, III-V tandem solar cells and photoelectrochemical cells. Started October 2018.

Started October 2017



 

Kyle Frohna

Kangyu Ji

Started October 2018.

Kangyu is focusing on film composition and architecture of perovskite solar cells. Beyond that he does some music composing and production including jazz, pop song and film scoring. He also loves anime and strategy games. Started October 2018.



 

Stuart MacPherson

Ollie Moseley

 

Started October 2017.

Ollie is a first yearPhD student researching the use of perovskites in low-light PV and photodetector applications. He discovered his passion for optoelectronic devices during his undergraduate Chemistry degree, which included research projects on organic photodiodes and solar cell transport layers.

 


 

Kaiwen Zhang

Edoardo Ruggeri

Kaiwen Zhang is a Graphene CDT PhD student focusing on understanding of quantum confinement in 2D perovskite nanocrystals, high efficiency and tunable electroluminescence, and synthesis of perovskite nanocrystals with isolating shells using continuous flow chemistry. He is jointly supervised by Dr. Laura Torrente (Chemical Engineering), Dr. Robert Hoye (Materials) and Dr. Sam Stranks. Started October 2018.

Started October 2017.


 


 

Kieran Orr

Jordi Ferrer

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jordi

Kieran is investigating the role that strain can play in hindering device performance for perovskite solar cells. Combining 3D strain and luminescence maps of perovskite films will hopefully lead to improvements in efficiency and our understanding of device function. He joined the group in October 2019 from the University of Oxford where he obtained his Master of Chemistry.

Jordi's is a NanoDTC student, working together with the Electron Microscopy Group in Materials Science. In his PhD, he aims at developing new in situ electron microscopy techniques to probe the local structure of perovskite structures using the electron beam. Started October 2019.

 


 

Affan Iqbal

Alice Dearle

 Affan

 Alice

Affan is a PhD student studying the interplay amongst strain, light and charge dynamics. He did his master's thesis with Prof Marin Alexe studying photoferrroic effects in oxide perovskites. Started October 2019.

Alice is a NanoDTC PhD student and is jointly supervised by Prof. Stephan Hofmann in Electrical Engineering. Her research now focusses on the growth and characterisation of hybrid perovskite single crystals. She completely her undergraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh (MChem) and has previously worked on hBN growth and molecular iron nanomagnets.

 


 

Zher Ying Ooi 

Simone Eizagirre Barker

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Zher is a PhD student interested in producing novel perovskite photonic structure to enable colour conversion and light enhancement. She joins the group after completing her MPhil in Micro and Nanotechnology Enterprise at MSM, University of Cambridge. Started October 2020.

Simone is a NanoDTC PhD student jointly supervised by Prof. Mete Atatüre in the Quantum Optical Materials and Systems Group. She is interested the magneto-optical properties of novel quantum emitting systems and their applications as single-photon sources. Started October 2020.

 

 

Hayden Salway

 Alessandro James Mirabelli 

Hayden

Hayden is a Sensor CDT PhD student supervised by Dr. Miguel Anaya working together with the Adsorption and Advanced Materials group in the department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. His research focusses on the synthesis and characterisation of Perovskite composites for X-ray detection. He previously completed his MRes at the University of Cambridge and his undergraduate studies (MChem) at Loughborough University. Started October 2020. 

Alessandro completed his BSc and MSc in Bologna under Prof. Fraboni. For his thesis he spent 6 months at KAUST in Prof. DeWolf's group where he worked on the fabrication of Perovskite/Silicon Bifacial solar cells. His research at the Cavendish Laboratory will focus on creating Perovskite LEDs. Started October 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MPhil Students

Isabella Sandak-Lewin

 

 

On a mission to improve quality of life through innovative healthcare solutions, Isabella obtained her BEng in biomedical engineering at King’s College London. Here, she coupled machine learning for kinematic control of concentric tube surgical robots. Currently, she is undertaking her MPhil in biotechnology where she hopes to explore upconversion nanoparticles for deep tissue optogenetics.