Robert Westbrook

University College London


Research Project: Functional characterisation of hybrid inorganic-organic solar cells
Hugo Bronstein (UCL), Saif Haque (Imperial)

Robert graduated from the University of Nottingham with an MSci in Chemistry and Molecular Physics. His research intends to create design rules for perovskite solar cells. Despite outstanding efficiency and cost of production, very little is known about the mechanisms of recombination within perovskites. Mastery of charge extraction in this material could lead to the large-scale production of renewable solar energy. To this end, Robert will examine charge transfer at hybrid interfaces via transient absorption spectroscopy (TAS) in order to improve the design, structure and function of hybrid organic-inorganic solar cells.