The International Conference on Hybrid and Organic Photovoltaics (HOPV16) took place in Swansea, United Kingdom from 29th June 2016 to 1st July 2016.
James Durrant is Professor of Photochemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London and Ser Cymru Solar Professor, University of Swansea. His research addresses the photochemistry of new materials for solar energy conversion targeting both solar cells (photovoltaics) and solar to fuel (i.e.: artificial photosynthesis. It is based around employing transient optical and optoelectronic techniques to address materials function, and thereby elucidate design principles which enable technological development. His group is currently addressing the development and functional characterisation of organic solar cells and photoelectrodes for solar fuel generation. More widely, he leads the UK�s Solar Fuels Network and the Welsh government funded S�r Cymru Solar initiative. He has published over 300 research papers and 5 patents, and was recently awarded the 2012 Tilden Prize by the RSC.
- Material synthesis and processing
- Device architecture and optimisation
- Functional and structural characterisation
- Material and device modelling
- Material and device stability
- Scale up and commercial development
- Related applications, including carrier multiplication, tandem devices and solar to fuels