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Organic Nanostructured Photovoltaics

Prof. Dr. Jordi Martorell

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Our research focuses on the design, implementation and study of new nano-photonic configurations to transform sunlight into other forms of energy

To achieve a sustainable use of the energetic resources on earth, electricity generation as well as systems for the production of solar fuels or energy storage will have to rely on new materials and material configurations able to provide an optimal transformation of sunlight into such other forms of energy. The research of the group focuses on the study and experimental implementation of new nano-photonic structures to achieve such optimal transformation of sunlight. The nano-photonic configurations we implement are previously designed using several powerful computational tools combined with a deep understanding of electromagnetic wave propagation.

The group also focuses on implementing light-management strategies for solar fuels production and energy harvesting and storage. 1D and 3D photonic structures are implemented to maximize the solar absorption and conversion for nanostructured metal oxide photoelectrodes in tandem with organic and perovskite solar cells. Photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting and CO2 reduction reactions are studied coupled by organic and inorganic cocatalysts. Other novel storage strategies like hydrogen storage in the graphene basal plane are also studied.

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Organic Nanostructured Photovoltaics

Prof. Dr. Jordi Martorell

    Former Group Members
  • Rafael Andres Betancur, PhD student
  • Laura Ciammaruchi, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Silvia Colodrero, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Jorge Luis Dominguez, PhD student
  • Xavier Elias, Research fellow
  • Sergio Di Finizio, PhD student
  • Philip Kappe, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Gregory Paul N Kozyreff, Visiting scientist
  • Quan Liu, PhD student
  • Roberto Macovez, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Paola Mantilla, PhD student
  • Marina Mariano, PhD student
  • Manuel Alberto Martínez, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Marc Maymó, Research Engineer
  • Albert Molinos, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Miguel Montes, Research fellow
  • Francesco Pastorelli, PhD student
  • David Pickup, Research fellow
  • Marisol Reyes, Visiting scientist
  • Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Research fellow
  • Pablo Romero, Research fellow
  • Koray Sevim, Visiting scientist
  • Johann Toudert, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Xavier Vidal, PhD student
  • Luat Thanh Vuong, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Can Yao, PhD student
  • Hui Zhang, Postdoctoral researcher

Organic Nanostructured Photovoltaics

Prof. Dr. Jordi Martorell

    Proceedings & Book Chapter
  • Second order nonlinear processes in photonic crystals M. Maymó, A. Molinos-Gómez, X. Vidal, M. Botey, S. Di Finizio, J. L. Domínguez-Juárez, F. López-Calahorra, J. Martorell 7th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks 4th European Symposium on Photonic Crystals ESPC 2005, Barcelona, Spain, 4-5 July 2005
    Talks
  • High performance PTB7:PC71BM solar cells on flexible glass P. Mantilla Pérez, N. Formica, J. Martorell, V. Pruneri, D. Janner, D. S. Ghosh, T. L. Chen 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2015), Hamburg, Germany, September 2015
    PhD Theses
  • Double resonant character in an optical cavity for high performance and stable polymer solar cells Q. Liu
  • Multi-junction thin films solar cells for an optimal light harvesting P. Mantilla-Pérez
  • Light harvesting in fiber array organic solar cells M. Mariano
  • Light generation and manipulation from nonlinear randomly distributed domains in SBN C. Yao
  • Whispering gallery microsresonator for second harmonic light generation J. L. Domínguez-Juárez
  • Light enhancements in nano-structured solar cells F. Pastorelli
  • Photon control in nano-structured organic photovoltaic materials R. A. Betancur Lopera
  • Generación de segundo armónico en estructuras desordenadas y diseño molecular para óptica cuadrática no lineal X. Vidal
  • Interacció paramètrica no lineal en materials amb nano-estructuració ordenada M. Maymó

Organic Nanostructured Photovoltaics

Prof. Dr. Jordi Martorell