Laurie Peter

Prof

19952019

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Research interests

My current research interests lie in the field of solar energy conversion – using sunlight to generate electricity or to produce useful fuels to replace oil.  I am particularly interested in the way that chemistry can contribute to addressing the problem of global climate change by developing viable alternatives to fossil fuels.  In recent years, my group has worked extensively on dye-sensitized solar cells, devices that mimic the processes taking place in photosynthesis. Since transferring to a part-time post, I have turned my attention to trying to develop new solar cells that are based on non-toxic earth-abundant materials.  I currently work with 4 other universities on a large EPSRC-funded project called PVTeam – PhotoVoltaic Technology based on Earth Abundant Materials.  In addition, I have an interest in new types of solar cells based on compounds called lead halide perovskites, or simply perovskites for short.  These have had a huge impact because they are much more efficient than most other solar cells and are easy to make.  Unfortunately, so far, they are not stable enough to use practically. I collaborate with several European research centres, including the Helmholtz Centre, Berlin, the Ludwig-Maximillian Universität, München and the Technische Universität Darmstadt. I am also external advisor for three very large projects in Germany: the P2X Kopernikus project, the Cluster of Excellence Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft project SPP1613 on light-driven hydrogen generation from water.

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Please note that as Emeritus Professor, Professor Peter is  does not supervise PhD students or host postdoctoral researchers and academic visitors.

Education/Academic qualification

Chemistry, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southampton

1 Oct 196630 Sep 1969

Award Date: 1 Jul 1969

Chemistry, Bachelor of Science, University of Southampton

1 Sep 19621 Jul 1966

Award Date: 1 Jul 1966

Keywords

  • QD Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Photovoltaics

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Projects

PVTEAM

Peter, L., Walsh, A. & Weller, M.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

1/03/1430/06/18

Project: Research council

  • Research Output

    Characterization of cadmium sulfide buffer layers using electrolyte contacts

    Deng, W., Peter, L., Lisco, F. & Bowers, J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Thin Solid Films. 671, p. 12-17 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Photoelectrochemical kinetics: Hydrogen evolution on p-type semiconductors

    Peter, L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 166, 5, p. H3125-H3132

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Spectral response mapping of co-sensitized dye-sensitized solar cells dyed processed using rapid adsorption/desorption

    Jones, E. W., Holliman, P. J. & Peter, L. M., 1 Sep 2019, In : Materials Letters: X. 3, 100015.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Contrasting Transient Photocurrent Characteristics for Thin Films of Vacuum-Doped “Grey” TiO2 and “Grey” Nb2O5

    Araújo, M. A., Gromboni, M. F., Marken, F., Parker, S., Peter, L., Turner, J., Aspinall, H. C., Black, K. & Mascaro, L., 5 Dec 2018, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 237, p. 339-352 14 p.

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    Enhanced external quantum efficiency from Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 solar cells prepared form nanoparticle inks

    Yu, Y., Zoppi, G., Peter, L., Jourdain, S. & Beattie, N., 6 Jun 2018, In : Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. 57, 8S3, 8 p., 08RC01.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)