School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Pablo Docampo

Senior Lecturer in Physics

Background

Dr Docampo is part of the ETM Group and his Google Scholar profile can be found here.

Dr Docampo received his DPhil in 2012 from the University of Oxford focussing on the electronic properties of mesostructured metal oxides in solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells. He subsequently became interested in hybrid halide perovskites which he further developed in his postdoctoral research stay with Thomas Bein at the LMU Munich in 2013. There, he was appointed assistant professor and Marie Curie Fellow between 2014 and 2016. Dr Docampo has led a research group investigating the long-term applications of hybrid halide perovskite materials, from the development of new materials and solar cell device architectures to new lighting applications such as lasers, LEDs and LECs.

Research

Solar cells based on perovskite absorbers are the fastest growing photovoltaic technology in history.  Since their introduction in early 2008 with a starting point power conversion efficiency of ~4%, they have now matched industry staples such as polycrystalline Silicon and newly emerging thin film technologies CIGS and CdTe. Perovskite solar cells have the potential to become a serious contender for the photovoltaic market due to their already demonstrated high device efficiencies, the low-cost of their starting materials and their compatibility with large-scale, solution processing techniques such as roll-to-roll printing on flexible substrates.

My multidisciplinary research lies at the interface between Chemistry, Physics and Engineering; and is centred on the development of hybrid halide perovskite devices, both in photovoltaic and light-emitting applications. More specifically, I'm interested in:

  • Understanding crystallization processes of new hybrid lead halide perovskite materials, focussing on the development of device architectures.
  • Perovskite LEDs and perovskite light-emitting electrochemical cells.
  • Perovskite degradation and stability.
  • Sustainability of perovskite solar cells.


Publications