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Professor Ken Durose BSc PhD FHEA FRMS

Professor Physics

Research

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

Thin film solar cells and materials. Transparent conducting oxides and thin film semiconductors, especially solar absorber layers. Bulk crystal and thin film growth processes. Photovoltaic devices and their processing. Advanced device characterisation of both materials and devices using optical, electrical and structural methods.

Research Grants

Bandgap manipulation for improved antimony chalcogenide solar cells

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

November 2022 - October 2025

Overcoming the grain size limit to Voc in sustainable photovoltaics

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

July 2015 - January 2019

SUPERSOLAR Solar Energy Hub

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

May 2017 - October 2018

Innovative Nanowire DEvicE Design: indeed

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

February 2017 - July 2021

University of Liverpool - Equipment Account (CDT)

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

August 2014 - August 2024

SUPERSOLAR Solar Energy Hub

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

May 2012 - October 2017

SUPERGEN Extension - Improved Understanding, Development and Optimisation of Perovskite-based Solar Cells

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

January 2015 - October 2017

NanoEmbrace - Embracing One Dimensional Semiconductor Nanostructures

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

January 2013 - December 2016

SuperSolar Flexible Funding - Planar heterojunctions for perovskite-based PV: optical design, heterostructure screening and junction properties

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

May 2014 - October 2017

Finding universal design laws for efficiency enhancing layers in thin film PV

ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

April 2013 - December 2015

Research Collaborations

Dr Jon Major

Project: Fabrication and evaluation of solar photovoltaic materials and devices
Internal

Thin film growth and characterisation including device fabrication and development

Prof Paul Warren

External: Pilkington

Thin film solar cells and transparent conductors

Prof Tim Veal

Project: Physics of solar energy materials
Internal

Detailed investigations of the physics of new and emerging materials for solar photovoltaics

Dr Richard Potter

Internal

Growth and chacterisation of advanced materials for electonic and energy applications

Dr Vin Dhanak

Internal

Suface science investigations of thin film PV materials

Prof Paul Chalker

Internal

Thin film deposition and characterisation for electronic materials and solar cells