To create new solar cells with higher power conversion efficiencies than those currently available today. The new concepts and devices will inform the development of solar power and help move the world to a renewable energy future.
We have created a tightly integrated cutting edge research programme that consists of working on two advance photovoltaic concepts: tandem and micro solar cells. Supporting the research programme will be a teaching programme consisting of local and internationally renowned experts. Eight doctoral candidates (Ph.D students) will be recruited to work on this ambitious programme, and will be supported by the laboratories of eight senior scientists, and internationally renowned secondment partners.