Friday 24th of November 2017

Research Lines

Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells

Organic and Hybrid Solar Cells

 

  • Study of new or modified organic materials such as conducting polymers derived from polythiophene, poly (p-phenylene vinylene) and polyfluorene, porphyrins & phthalocyanines, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes and more recently graphene.
  • Synthesis and application of inorganic semiconductors as electron transport/absorber materials in hybrid solar cells. The inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles are comprised of metal oxides such as TiO2 and ZnO, as well as CdS and CdSe (in the form of spherical nanoparticles, nanotubes, and/or nanorods, etc)

Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

  • Preparation and characterization of new polymer and gel electrolytes as substitutes for the existing liquid electrolytes.
  • Synthesis of new Ru(II) dyes based on polypyridine compounds and polymer conductors for hole transport.
  • Synthesis and characterization of new coordination polymers

 

Photocatalysis

  •   We aim to investigate the photocatalytic properties of several nanocomposites based on inorganic semiconductors towards photocatalytic reduction of CO2  and water splitting.