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Professor Tim Veal MPhys PhD FHEA MInstP

Professor of Materials Physics Physics

    Research

    Novel Semiconductors for Renewable Energy and Other Applications

    Discovery of new earth abundant sustainable semiconductors for thin film photovoltaics, highly mismatched antimonide-based alloys for mid- and far-infrared applications, including thermophotovoltaics, and optimization of transparent conducting oxides.
    Characterization of semiconductors via structural, optical, electrical and photoemission techniques, accompanied by modelling and the use of (external collaborator-calculated) density functional theory.

    Research Group Membership

    Research Grants

    Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Materials Design

    LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

    October 2016 - September 2026

    Donor Design for Maximum Mobility TCOs

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    February 2016 - September 2019

    Nitride Photovoltaic Materials for Full Spectrum Utilization

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    April 2012 - November 2014

    Small items of Research Equipment at the University of Liverpool

    ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL (EPSRC)

    November 2012 - March 2013

    Research Collaborations

    Dr Paul Warren

    External: NSG Pilkington Ltd.

    Transparent conducting oxides