As part of the Omniscience Speaker Series
When: June 16, 2021 19:00 London
Topic: Perovskite solar cells:
The most exciting solar energy technology you’ve never heard of.
By: Kieran Orr (CH 10-15)
After leaving Tonbridge Kieran Orr (CH 10-15) read Chemistry at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. While there, he discovered the world of emerging solar energy technologies during summer research placements in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford and the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London for which he received funding from Magdalen College and the Salters Company. His Master’s Thesis was concerned using X-ray diffraction techniques to monitor crystallisation processes.
Kieran moved to Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge to complete his PhD under the supervision of Dr Sam Stranks. His current research focuses on characterising new materials for solar energy applications, nicely combining his passion for sustainability and renewable energy with his love of X-ray diffraction. When not in the lab Kieran can be found playing music, climbing, and baking (hence the picture!).