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Oxford PV’s Co-Founder and CSO Professor Henry Snaith elected fellow of the Royal Society

OPV-2Professor Henry Snaith, of the University of Oxford Physics Department and  solar cell technology company Oxford PV, has been elected fellow of the Royal Society. Professor Henry Snaith has pioneered the development of hybrid materials for energy and photovoltaics through an interdisciplinary combination of materials synthesis, device development, advanced optoelectronic characterisations and theoretical studies. He has created new materials with advanced functionality and enhanced understanding of fundamental mechanisms.

henry snaith halfHis recent discovery of extremely efficient thin-film solar cells manufactured from organic-inorganic metal halide perovskites has reset aspirations within the photovoltaics community. His work has started a new field of research, attracting both academic and industrial following, propelled by the prospect of delivering a higher efficiency photovoltaic technology at a much lower cost than existing silicon PV.

Solar cells are being scaled up for commercial deployment by spin-out Oxford PV, based at the University of Oxford’s Begbroke Science Park. Visit Oxford PV’s website.

royal society logoThe Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
The Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and Royal Society scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.

You can read more about The Royal Society and about Prof Snaith’s award here.
You can also read more about Prof. Snaith’s Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Device Group and Semiconductor Materials, Devices & Nanostructures Group.

Original article and Photo credit: Royal Society’s website.

Joanna Grant