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- 2017 – present PhD student, Newcastle University, group of Prof. Docampo
- 2016 – 2017 Research Assistant, Applied Geotechnologies Group, University of Vigo, Spain.
- 2012 – 2016 Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain.
The focus of my research is the incorporation of mixed metals in the B site of the perovskite structure to increase its stability; both upon moisture and high-temperature exposure. By creating a fully mixed perovskite system I aim to stabilize the crystal structure by relying on the crystal’s entropy increase. An improvement on the lattice stability upon high-temperature exposure will enable perovskite solar cells to withstand real outdoor operating conditions. Understanding the role of environmental factors in the processing and degradation of these materials will be crucial for moving perovskite-based photovoltaics closer toward commercial applications.