Graphene and related 2D layered materials
Solution-phase processing of graphene and dichalcogenides for additive manufacturing platforms. Formulation of printable/sprayable 2D materials and multicomponent heterostructures with tailored properties through chemical functionalization and doping processes. Understanding functionalization/doping mechanisms and optimizing interfaces for improving device performance.
Organic & perovskite solar cells
Development of non-fullerene acceptors organic and perovskite solar cells. Interfacial engineering of solution processable solar cells for improved performance and stability. Study of charge transfer dynamics and fundamental understanding of mechanisms of degradation. Adaption of low temperature and cost processes, targeting to short energy and CO2 payback times.
Industrialization of emerging PVs
Development and engineering of transferable to industry roll-to-roll (R2R) and sheet-to-sheet (S2S) printing processes. Indoor and outdoor characterization and monitoring of PV modules and panels with IEC and ISOS protocols. Correlation of environmental data with PV performance under real and standardized conditions and side-by-side benchmark with other PV technologies.
Printed & Flexible electronics
Development of printed electronics (TFTs, foldable OLEDs, sensors), supported miniaturized circuits, portable energy devices and assembly of self-powered, flexible platforms for agriculture, smart wearables, IoT and industry 4.0 applications. Development of in-situ characterization techniques to measure material properties.