Doctor José Piers Jurado, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group (ICMAB-CSIC), defended his PhD thesis titled “Hybrid PV-TE devices based on organic semiconductors” on Wednesday 15 December 2021 in a hybrid session. Congrats!
The PhD thesis was supervised by Mariano Campoy-Quiles, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group at ICMAB-CSIC. The PhD Committee that evaluated the Thesis was formed by Marisol Martín-González, IMM-CNM-CSIC, Spain (President), Aitor Lopeandia Fernández, UAB, Spain (Secretary), Derya Baran, KAUST, Saudi Arabia (Vocal).
José Piers Jurado’s PhD thesis was part of the PhD Programme in Materials Science from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
In this thesis, coupling organic thermoelectrics (TE) with organic solar cells (OSCs) is explored as an approach to solid-state solar harvesting. Firstly, we demonstrate the ability of organic TE materials to absorb solar radiation and convert it into electricity via a two-step process. Secondly, we investigate three different device geometries to couple an OSC to a thermoelectric generator (TEG), drawing upon experimental data from FTIR spectroscopy and IR thermography. Thirdly, we investigated the effect of temperature on OSC device performance via light-intensity- and temperature-dependent J-V characteristics, observing a reversible enhancement in device performance for some systems arising as a result of thermally-activated charge transport in the device.
- Mariano Campoy-Quiles, from the Nanostructured Materials for Optoelectronics and Energy Harvesting (NANOPTO) Group at ICMAB-CSIC
- President: Marisol Martín-González, IMM-CNM-CSIC, Spain
- Secretary: Aitor Lopeandia Fernández, UAB, Spain
- Vocal: Derya Baran, KAUST, Saudi Arabia