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Henry J. Snaith

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Henry J. Snaith
University of Oxford


Henry Snaith undertook his PhD at the University of Cambridge, working on polymer blend photovoltaics. He then spent two years at the EPFL, in Switzerland, as a post doc working on solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells. He returned to the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge to take up a Junior Research Fellowship for Clare College in October 2006, and moved to the Clarendon Laboratory of Oxford Physics in October 2007, where he now Lectures and  leads a group of 20 researching in optoelectronic devices, specifically organic and hybrid solar cells. His work has focused on developing new material structures for dye-sensitized and hybrid solar cells and understanding and controlling the physical processes occurring at interfaces. He has made a number of significant advances for solution-processed solar cells, including the first demonstration of “gyroid” structured titania for dye solar cells. More recently he has discovered the remarkable PV properties of metal halide perovskites which has emerged as a new field in PV research. He was awarded the institute of Physics Patterson Medal in 2012, named as one of "natures ten" people who mattered in 2013, received the materials research society outstanding young investigator award in 2014 and elected as a member of the Royal Society in 2015. In December 2010 he founded Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd. which is commercializing the perovskite solar technology transferred from his University Laboratory.