The aim is to use multiscale modeling techniques on length scales from molecular to macroscopic dimensions, backed up by experimental measurements, to understand the dynamics of charge and energy transport in inorganic and organic materials. These models are applied to study novel solar cells such as the recently discovered perovskite cells and all organic cells. My group also models organic light emitting devices and field effect transistors used in plastic electronics.
Modelling is essential to find ways of improving organic devices and perovskite solar cells so that they are efficient enough and last long enough to be exploited. Our work is motivated by academic and industrial experimental groups at Bath and elsewhere. I have many international links, for example through the 3 EU funded projects: Initial Training Network DyE SensiTIzed solar cells with eNh anced stabilitY: DESTINY that I coordinate, Horizon2020 Research Project Extmos, EXTended Model of Organic Semiconductors that I also coordinate, Horizon2020 Infrastructure Project EoCoE Energ Oriented Centre of Excellence for Computer Applications for which I am Bath Team Leader. Studentships and training are also available linked to the UK funded Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable PV, CDT-PV, for which I am Academic Director (funding available to Home and some EU students only).
For further information, please contact me, Prof Alison Walker, email [email protected]
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These webpages contain videos explaining my research, technical details on what I model and links to all my publications.
Some Research Council funding is available for an excellent eligible Home or EU student (please note: overseas students are NOT eligible for research funding), on a competition basis. Early application is strongly recommended.
For more information on eligibility criteria, please see: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility/
We also welcome all year-round applications from self-funded candidates and candidates who can source their own funding.