Project title: Molecular Materials for Solar Cells


Our approach is to mimic photosynthetic energy conversion with the construction of synthetic supramolecular systems containing chromophores, electron donors and electron acceptors linked by covalent bonds. In this system, the photo-induced current from the small molecule/polymer blend is the primary process for photocurrent generation and work is progressing in the areas of material construction as well as on device optimisation. Eventually we want to achieve low cost printed solar cells.

Supervisor: Dr Roy Vellaisamy (val.roy@cityu.edu.hk)