Materials development

Program mission

Material is the cornerstone of energy conversion and storage devices such as solar cells, photoelectrochemical solar fuel production, batteries, supercapacitors, etc.  The mission of this program is to design and fabricate advanced materials with tailored properties to make high performance optoelectrical devices for biomedical and other applications, including solar cells, light-emitting diodes, photodetectors,and energy storage units. In particular, this program focuses on evaluating the upscaling viability of materials – such as metal halide perovskite – that have shown promising performance in small-scale laboratory tests. Our key research activities include: 

  • development of methods for deposition of thin film materials at large scale  
  • evaluation of the lifetime and performance of materials and devices under controlled environmental conditions
  • fabrication of materials with controlled properties through material engineering  

Our program works in close cooperation with other CCETP research programs and industry, as well as with the broader research community to create real world impact and benefits.

Program team