Joint SFN/SuperSolar ECR Meeting (on-line)

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28th April 2021

We are pleased to announce a joint SFN/SuperSolar ECR Meeting to be held on 28th April 2021.  This free web symposium seeks to stimulate synergies between Early Career Researchers within the fields of solar energy materials development, solar energy conversion and solar fuels synthesis to build collaborations required to meet existing and future technical challenges. Further details of the webinar aims are here.

Registration for the events is at the link below.


Event Programme


Session 1: Chair Dr Anna Hankin, Imperial College London


  • 9.30-10.00 Invited Keynote Speaker

Dr Jon Major (University of Liverpool) “Antimony Selenide Thin Films for Photovoltaics and Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting”

Contributed Early Career Researcher Presentations

  • 10.00–10.15 Rajiv Prabhakar (University of Zurich) “Unravelling defect passivation mechanisms in sulfur-treated Sb2Se3”

  • 10.15–10.30 Tamara McFarlane (Swansea University) “Improving the aesthetics and performance of lead halide perovskite solar cells through co-sensitisation with organic dyes”

  • 10.30–10.45 Flurin Eisner (Imperial College London) “Colour-tuneable hybrid heterojunctions as semi-transparent windows for photoelectrochemical water splitting”

  • 10.45–11.00 Isaac Holmes-Gentle (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne) “A unifying photoelectrochemical device classification system for solar hydrogen production”

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break
Session 2: Chair Dr Ludmilla Steier, Imperial College London

  • 11.30–12.00 Invited Keynote Speaker

Dr Qian Wang, (University of Cambridge) “Scalable Photocatalyst Sheet for Artificial Photosynthesis”

Contributed Early Career Researcher Presentations

  • 12.00–12.15 Ibbi Ahmet (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin) “Enhancing photon absorption and charge carrier dynamics in BaSnO3 photoanodes via intrinsic and extrinsic defects”

  • 12.15–12.30 Adriana Augurio (Queen Mary University of London) “Solution-based synthesis of nanostructured barium titanate thin films for enhancement of photocatalytic activity”

  • 12.30–12.45 Cui Ying Toe (University of New South Wales) “Photocatalyst designs for direct conversion of solar energy to chemical fuels”

  • 12.45–13.00 Michael Allan (Swansea University) “Solvent-controlled O2 diffusion enables air tolerant solar hydrogen generation”