Improved Stability in Perovskite Solar Cells

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have recently shown an amazing improvement in performance, now above 22 % power conversion efficiency which approaches those of the best silicon solar cells. We have also demonstrated the ability to print PSCs, therefore opening up low cost manufacturing processes. However, PSCs show some stability issues. In this project we will examine functionalised interface modifiers to stabilise the PSC structure facilitating commercialisation. This project can be conducted as a joing PhD between the University of Melbourne and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Research Interests

  • Dye sensitised solar cells
  • Flexible electronics
  • Organic electronic materials
  • Organic semi-conductors
  • Organic solar cells
  • Printed solar cells
  • Solar Cell Research (renewable energy)

Alexander Colsmann studied physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, where he received his diploma in 2003. He worked on his diploma thesis “Light emission and transistor effect in organic semiconductors” in the group of Prof. Jochen Feldmann. In 2003 he joined the Optoelectronics group of Prof. Uli Lemmer at the University of Karlsruhe (TH). In 2008 he was awarded his PhD for his thesis “Charge carrier transport layers for efficient organic semiconductor devices”.