Research Projects

2018-2021: NWO “Hot-carrier extraction in tin-based perovskite solar cells to exceed the Shockley-Queisser limit”

2011-2021: Fom Focus Group “New Generation Organic Photovoltaics”

2012-2017: ERC StG “Hybrid solution processable materials for opto-electronic devices (Hy-SPOD)”

Hy-SPOD aims at innovation in science and technology by the development, the study of the physical properties, and the fabrication of solar cell devices based on novel hybrid semiconductors. These new hybrids will combine the electronic properties of colloidal semiconducting nanocrystrals (nanorods) with those of semiconducting organic molecules. Semiconducting nanocrystals are strongly confined systems and therefore are usually not good building blocks for electrical devices. The solution proposed by this ERC project to turn them into efficient components for optoelectronics devices is to build a functional interface between nanocrystals using organic molecules. This will allow extracting charge carriers from these confined systems by means of different physical phenomena including multiple exciton generation. The proposal thus aims to carry out fundamental research as an important step towards making solar cells an economically viable alternative source of energy.

2012-2016: STW-DFG “Polymer-wrapped carbon nanotubes for high performance field effect transistors”

2011-2015: FOM “Towards bio-solar cells” project

2013-2015: Erasmus Project OREA ‘Organic Electronics & Applications’

Orea project
Orea project
Our group is member of the Erasmus OREA consortium, which develops the OREA Project. The main objective of the LLP Project ‘Organic Electronics & Applications’ – O.R.E.A. is to design and construct the curriculum of a two year MSc joined degree in the modern field of organic semiconductors. The project main output is going to run as a joined European MSc degree and it will refer to graduate students of Physics, Chemistry, Material and Electrical & Electronic Engineer Departments.
For more information go to our OREA page or the OREA website.
Onze group is deel van het Erasmus OREA consortium. Het LLP Project OREA (‘Organic Electronic & Applications’) richt zich op het ontwikkelen van het curriculum voor een tweejarige Europese masteropleiding op het gebied van organische halfgeleiders. De resulterende masteropleiding zal als een internationale opleiding verzorgd worden door de diverse Europese deelnemers van het consortium, en zal zich richten op studenten van Natuurkunde-, Scheikunde- en Electrotechniek faculteiten.
Meer informatie is te vinden op onze OREA pagina of de OREA website.