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INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS DISCOVERY

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Our primary research thrust revolves around the discovery, synthesis, and advanced characterisation of functional materials, with a specific emphasis on emerging nanomaterials and semiconductors. Notably, our focus extends to cutting-edge areas such as halide perovskites and nanostructured metal oxides. We leverage these materials in the development of energy devices, including but not limited to solar photovoltaics (PV), photo- and X-ray detectors, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), solar-driven electrochemical systems, and photoelectrochemical cells (PEC). Join us as we push the boundaries of material science to drive innovation in sustainable energy technologies.

We investigate novel advanced materials and device photophysics through advanced spectroscopy as a powerful tool to understand their characteristics at different length and time scales, unveil the origin of instability, and maximize the output of advanced energy devices. We are dedicated to exploiting our research for the development of actual products, thereby bridging the gap between fundamental science and technology commercialization. Through active industrial collaborations, we facilitate technology transfer into multiple emerging markets, including green catalysts, photovoltaics, the Internet of Things (IoT), and consumer electronics. Our research activities encompass three main multidisciplinary themes, with most projects in the group falling within one or several of these categories. These sub-sections serve as a valuable resource for prospective applicants seeking a comprehensive understanding of the group's activities.

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Materials discovery, synthesis, and characterisation

We specialize in developing and characterizing novel functional materials, like nanomaterials and semiconductors, using low-cost and scalable processing methods for diverse energy applications.

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Optoelectronic devices

Illuminate the future with our Optoelectronic Devices research, where we pioneer advancements in solar photovoltaic technology, solid-state lighting, displays, and cutting-edge photo- and X-ray detectors, fostering innovation and efficiency in each beam of light.

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Green Fuels

In combating climate change, it is imperative to diminish greenhouse gas emissions through the adoption of clean and renewable fuels. This not only mitigates the environmental impact but also safeguards our finite resources, paving the way for sustainable energy solutions that can meet the ever-growing demand for power.