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James Durrant | London Centre for Nanotechnology

Prof James Durrant

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Chemistry

Research interests:

Electron transfer processes, solar-cells, sensors
Molecular and polymeric semiconductors
Miniaturised synthesis of nanoparticles
Chemical sensors and biosensors

Biography:

After an undergraduate degree in physics, James's Ph.D. studies employed ultrafast laser spectroscopy to study the primary reactions of plant photosynthesis, under the supervision of Lord Porter and Professor James Barber at the Royal Institution. Following postdoctoral positions both at Imperial College and in Holland, James took up a 5 year BBSRC Advanced Fellowship in the Biochemistry Department. During his fellowship, James's research extended into artificial rather than natural photosynthesis - dye sensitised solar cells - and nanostructured biosensors. At the completion of his fellowship in 1999, he took up his current position as lecturer and subsequently senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry.

Awards and honours: 
  • Meldola Medal by the Royal Society of Chemistry for studies of "Biophysics of Photosynthesis", 1995
  • Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Member
Research: 

The development of renewable, low cost energy technologies is now widely considered to be a key scientific challenge for the 21st century. My group’s primary research interest is the development of new chemical approaches to solar energy conversion – harnessing solar energy either to produce electricity (photovoltaics) or molecular fuels (e.g.: hydrogen). We undertake fundamental scientific studies of new materials and device concepts, aiming to elucidate design principles which enable technological development. Our research is based around using transient laser spectroscopies to undertake photochemical studies of light driven electron and energy transfer reactions. Such studies are undertaken in parallel with device development and functional characterisation, employing a wide range of molecular, polymeric and inorganic materials. Control of materials structure on the nanometer length scale is often essential for efficient utilisation of solar energy, and therefore the nano-morphology and the use of nanostructured materials is a key component of our research.
My group’s expertise is focused around photochemistry and physical chemistry. However our research is very much interdisciplinary, with expertise in the group ranging from protein function and inorganic materials synthesis to device physics. We are fortunate to have many external collaborations, both with academic groups and with industry, enabling us to work closely with colleagues working on innovative materials synthesis, theoretical modeling and practical device development and commercialisation.

Research

Primary research interest is the development of new chemical approaches to solar energy conversion. His research is based around using transient laser spectroscopies to undertake photochemical studies of light driven electron and energy transfer reactions. These studies are undertaken in parallel with device development and functional characterisation, employing a wide range of molecular, polymeric and inorganic materials, with the overall aim of elucidating the underlying functional processes which determine practical device performance.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

  • Goncalves, AD, Davolos, MR, Masaki, N, et al , Synthesis and characterization of ZnO and ZnO : Ga films and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells, DALTON T, 2008, Pages: 1487 - 1491, ISSN: 1477-9226
  • Ballantyne, AM, Chen, LC, Nelson, J, et al , Studies of highly regioregular poly(3-hexylselenophene) for photovoltaic applications, ADV MATER, 2007, Vol: 19, Pages: 4544 - +, ISSN: 0935-9648
  • Ohkita, H, Cook, S, Astuti, Y, et al , Charge carrier formation in polythiophene/fullerene blend films studied by transient absorption spectroscopy., J Am Chem Soc, 2008, Vol: 130, Pages: 3030 - 3042, ISSN: 1520-5126 ( publication )
  • O'Regan, BC, L?pez-Duarte, I, Mart?nez-D?az, MV, et al , Catalysis of recombination and its limitation on open circuit voltage for dye sensitized photovoltaic cells using phthalocyanine dyes., J Am Chem Soc, 2008, Vol: 130, Pages: 2906 - 2907, ISSN: 1520-5126 ( publication )
  • Gimeno, N, Li, X, Durrant, JR, et al , Cyanide Sensing with Organic Dyes: Studies in Solution and on Nanostructured Al(2)O(3) Surfaces., Chemistry, 2008, Vol: 14, Pages: 3006 - 3012, ISSN: 0947-6539 ( publication )
  • Handa, S, Haque, SA, Durrant, JR, Saccharide blocking layers in solid state dye sensitized solar cells, ADV FUNCT MATER, 2007, Vol: 17, Pages: 2878 - 2883, ISSN: 1616-301X
  • Cook, S, Ohkita, H, Kim, Y, et al , A photophysical study of PCBM thin films, CHEM PHYS LETT, 2007, Vol: 445, Pages: 276 - 280, ISSN: 0009-2614
  • O'Regan, BC, Durrant, JR, Sommeling, PM, et al , Influence of the TiCl4 treatment on nanocrystalline TiO2 films in dye-sensitized solar cells. 2. Charge density, band edge shifts, and quantification of recombination losses at short circuit, J PHYS CHEM C, 2007, Vol: 111, Pages: 14001 - 14010
  • Morandeira, A, Lopez-Duarte, I, Martinez-Diaz, MV, et al , Slow electron injection on Ru-phthalocyanine sensitized TiO2, J AM CHEM SOC, 2007, Vol: 129, Pages: 9250 - +, ISSN: 0002-7863
  • Tatay, S, Haque, SA, O'Regan, B, et al , Kinetic competition in liquid electrolyte and solid-state cyanine dye sensitized solar cells, J MATER CHEM, 2007, Vol: 17, Pages: 3037 - 3044, ISSN: 0959-9428
  • Kim, Y, Cook, S, Kirkpatrick, J, et al , Effect of the end group of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) polymers on the performance of polymer/fullerene solar cells, J PHYS CHEM C, 2007, Vol: 111, Pages: 8137 - 8141
  • Handa, S, Wietasch, H, Thelakkat, M, et al , Reducing charge recombination losses in solid state dye sensitized solar cells: the use of donor-acceptor sensitizer dyes., Chem Commun (Camb), 2007, Pages: 1725 - 1727, ISSN: 1359-7345 ( publication )
  • Clifford, JN, Palomares, E, Nazeeruddin, MK, et al , Dye dependent regeneration dynamics in dye sensitized nanocrystalline solar cells: Evidence for the formation of a ruthenium bipyridyl cation/iodide intermediate, J PHYS CHEM C, 2007, Vol: 111, Pages: 6561 - 6567
  • Haque, SA, Koops, S, Tokmoldin, N, et al , A multilayered polymer light-emitting diode using a nanocrystalline metal-oxide film as a charge-injection electrode, ADV MATER, 2007, Vol: 19, Pages: 683 - +, ISSN: 0935-9648
  • Li, X, Perez-Hernandez, J, Haque, SA, et al , Functionalized titania nanoparticles for mercury scavenging, J MATER CHEM, 2007, Vol: 17, Pages: 2028 - 2032, ISSN: 0959-9428
  • Kroon, JM, Bakker, NJ, Smit, HJP, et al , Nanocrystalline dye-sensitized solar cells having maximum performance, PROG PHOTOVOLTAICS, 2007, Vol: 15, Pages: 1 - 18, ISSN: 1062-7995
  • Kim, Y, Nelson, J, Durrant, JR, et al , Polymer chain/nanocrystal ordering in thin films of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) and blends with a soluble fullerene, SOFT MATTER, 2007, Vol: 3, Pages: 117 - 121, ISSN: 1744-683X
  • Kroeze, JE, Hirata, N, Koops, S, et al , Alkyl chain barriers for kinetic optimization in dye-sensitized solar cells., J Am Chem Soc, 2006, Vol: 128, Pages: 16376 - 16383, ISSN: 0002-7863 ( publication )
  • Kawano, K, Pacios, R, Poplavskyy, D, et al , Degradation of organic solar cells due to air exposure, SOL ENERG MAT SOL C, 2006, Vol: 90, Pages: 3520 - 3530, ISSN: 0927-0248
  • Menzel, R, Peiro, AM, Durrant, JR, et al , Impact of hydrothermal processing conditions on high aspect ratio titanate nanostructures, CHEM MATER, 2006, Vol: 18, Pages: 6059 - 6068, ISSN: 0897-4756
  • Poland, K, Topoglidis, E, Durrant, JR, et al , Optical sensing of cyanide using hybrid biomolecular films, INORG CHEM COMMUN, 2006, Vol: 9, Pages: 1239 - 1242, ISSN: 1387-7003
  • Peir?, AM, Colombo, C, Doyle, G, et al , Photochemical reduction of oxygen adsorbed to nanocrystalline TiO(2) films: a transient absorption and oxygen scavenging study of different TiO(2) preparations., J Phys Chem B, 2006, Vol: 110, Pages: 23255 - 23263, ISSN: 1520-6106 ( publication )
  • Pacios, R, Chatten, AJ, Kawano, K, et al , Effects of photo-oxidation on the performance of poly[2-methoxy-5-(3 '',7 ''-dimethyloctyloxy)-1,4-phenylene vinylene]:[6,6]-phenyl C-61-butyric acid methyl ester solar cells, ADV FUNCT MATER, 2006, Vol: 16, Pages: 2117 - 2126, ISSN: 1616-301X
  • Kroeze, JE, Hirata, N, Schmidt-Mende, L, et al , Parameters influencing charge separation in solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells using novel hole conductors, ADV FUNCT MATER, 2006, Vol: 16, Pages: 1832 - 1838, ISSN: 1616-301X
  • Ohkita, H, Cook, S, Ford, TA, et al , Monomolecular triplet decay dynamics in fluorene-based conjugated polymer films studied by transient absorption spectroscopy, J PHOTOCH PHOTOBIO A, 2006, Vol: 182, Pages: 225 - 230, ISSN: 1010-6030
  • Cook, S, Ohkita, H, Durrant, JR, et al , Singlet exciton transfer and fullerene triplet formation in polymer-fullerene blend films, APPL PHYS LETT, 2006, Vol: 89, ISSN: 0003-6951
  • O'Regan, BC, Bakker, K, Kroeze, J, et al , Measuring charge transport from transient photovoltage rise times. A new tool to investigate electron transport in nanoparticle films, J PHYS CHEM B, 2006, Vol: 110, Pages: 17155 - 17160, ISSN: 1520-6106
  • Fabregat-Santiagoa, F, Bisquert, J, Palomares, E, et al , Impedance spectroscopy study of dye-sensitized solar cells with undoped spiro-OMeTAD as hole conductor, J APPL PHYS, 2006, Vol: 100, ISSN: 0021-8979
  • O'Regan, BC, Durrant, JR, Calculation of activation energies for transport and recombination in mesoporous TiO2/dye/electrolyte films - Taking into account surface charge shifts with temperature, J PHYS CHEM B, 2006, Vol: 110, Pages: 8544 - 8547, ISSN: 1520-6106
  • Topoglidis, E, Campbell, CJ, Cass, AEG, et al , Nitric oxide biosensors based on the immobilization of hemoglobin on mesoporous titania electrodes, ELECTROANAL, 2006, Vol: 18, Pages: 882 - 887, ISSN: 1040-0397
  • Ravirajan, P, Peiro, AM, Nazeeruddin, MK, et al , Hybrid polymer/zinc oxide photovoltaic devices with vertically oriented ZnO nanorods and an amphiphilic molecular interface layer, J PHYS CHEM B, 2006, Vol: 110, Pages: 7635 - 7639, ISSN: 1520-6106
  • Kim, Y, Cook, S, Tuladhar, SM, et al , A strong regioregularity effect in self-organizing conjugated polymer films and high-efficiency polythiophene: fullerene solar cells, NAT MATER, 2006, Vol: 5, Pages: 197 - 203, ISSN: 1476-1122
  • Linke-Schaetzel, M, Anson, CE, Powell, AK, et al , Dynamic chemical devices: Photoinduced electron transfer and its ion-triggered switching in nanomechanical butterfly-type bis(porphyrin)terpyridines, CHEM-EUR J, 2006, Vol: 12, Pages: 1931 - 1940, ISSN: 0947-6539
  • Hirata, N, Kroeze, JE, Park, T, et al , Interface engineering for solid-state dye-sensitised nanocrystalline solar cells: the use of an organic redox cascade, CHEM COMMUN, 2006, Pages: 535 - 537, ISSN: 1359-7345
  • Mills, A, Doyle, G, Peiro, AM, et al , Demonstration of a novel, flexible, photocatalytic oxygen-scavenging polymer film, J PHOTOCH PHOTOBIO A, 2006, Vol: 177, Pages: 328 - 331, ISSN: 1010-6030
  • Nazeeruddin, MK, Wang, Q, Cevey, L, et al , DFT-INDO/S modeling of new high molar extinction coefficient charge-transfer sensitizers for solar cell applications, INORG CHEM, 2006, Vol: 45, Pages: 787 - 797, ISSN: 0020-1669
  • Upadhyaya, HM, Hirata, N, Haque, SA, et al , Kinetic competition in flexible dye sensitised solar cells employing a series of polymer electrolytes, CHEM COMMUN, 2006, Pages: 877 - 879, ISSN: 1359-7345
  • Durrant, JR, Haque, SA, Palomares, E, Photochemical energy conversion: from molecular dyads to solar cells, CHEM COMMUN, 2006, Pages: 3279 - 3289, ISSN: 1359-7345
  • Ohkita, H, Cook, S, Astuti, Y, et al , Radical ion pair mediated triplet formation in polymer-fullerene blend films, CHEM COMMUN, 2006, Pages: 3939 - 3941, ISSN: 1359-7345
  • Handa, S, Giacalone, F, Haque, SA, et al , Solid film versus solution-phase charge-recombination dynamics of exTTF-bridge-C-60 dyads, CHEM-EUR J, 2005, Vol: 11, Pages: 7440 - 7447, ISSN: 0947-6539
  • Astuti, Y, Palomares, E, Haque, SA, et al , Triplet state photosensitization of nanocrystalline metal oxide electrodes by zinc-substituted cytochrome c: Application to hydrogen evolution, J AM CHEM SOC, 2005, Vol: 127, Pages: 15120 - 15126, ISSN: 0002-7863
  • Peiro, AM, Doyle, G, Mills, A, et al , Freestanding polymer-metal oxide nanocomposite films for light-driven oxygen scavenging, ADV MATER, 2005, Vol: 17, Pages: 2365 - +, ISSN: 0935-9648
  • Kim, Y, Cook, S, Choulis, SA, et al , Effect of electron-transport polymer addition to polymer/fullerene blend solar cells, SYNTHETIC MET, 2005, Vol: 152, Pages: 105 - 108, ISSN: 0379-6779
  • Coronado, E, Galan-Mascaros, JR, Marti-Gastaldo, C, et al , Reversible colorimetric probes for mercury sensing, J AM CHEM SOC, 2005, Vol: 127, Pages: 12351 - 12356, ISSN: 0002-7863
  • Tuladhar, SM, Poplavskyy, D, Choulis, SA, et al , Ambipolar charge transport in films of methanofullerene and poly(phenylenevinylene)/methanofullerene blends, ADV FUNCT MATER, 2005, Vol: 15, Pages: 1171 - 1182, ISSN: 1616-301X
  • Schmidt-Mende, L, Kroeze, JE, Durrant, JR, et al , Effect of hydrocarbon chain length of amphiphilic ruthenium dyes on solid-state dye-sensitized photovoltaics, NANO LETT, 2005, Vol: 5, Pages: 1315 - 1320, ISSN: 1530-6984
  • Green, ANM, Palomares, E, Haque, SA, et al , Charge transport versus recombination in dye-sensitized solar cells employing nanocrystalline TiO2 and SnO2 films, J PHYS CHEM B, 2005, Vol: 109, Pages: 12525 - 12533, ISSN: 1520-6106
  • Heutz, S, Nogueira, AF, Durrant, JR, et al , Charge recombination in CuPc/PTCDA thin films, J PHYS CHEM B, 2005, Vol: 109, Pages: 11693 - 11696, ISSN: 1520-6106
  • Topoglidis, E, Palomares, E, Astuti, Y, et al , Immobilization and electrochemistry of negatively charged proteins on modified nanocrystalline metal oxide electrodes, ELECTROANAL, 2005, Vol: 17, Pages: 1035 - 1041, ISSN: 1040-0397
  • Waters, JP, Smyth-Boyle, D, Govender, K, et al , Simple CVD routes towards infiltration of mesoporous TiO2, CHEM VAPOR DEPOS, 2005, Vol: 11, Pages: 254 - 260, ISSN: 0948-1907
  • Li, XE, Yan, HT, Durrant, JR, Studies on the photo-stability of poly p-(phenylene vinylene), SPECTROSC SPECT ANAL, 2005, Vol: 25, Pages: 743 - 746, ISSN: 1000-0593
  • Ravirajan, P, Bradley, DDC, Nelson, J, et al , Efficient charge collection in hybrid polymer/TiO2 solar cells using poly(ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulphonate as hole collector, APPL PHYS LETT, 2005, Vol: 86, ISSN: 0003-6951
  • Ravirajan, P, Haque, SA, Durrant, JR, et al , The effect of polymer optoelectronic properties on the performance of multilayer hybrid polymer/TiO2 solar cells, ADV FUNCT MATER, 2005, Vol: 15, Pages: 609 - 618, ISSN: 1616-301X
  • Haque,S.A., Palomares,E., Cho,B.M., et al , Charge separation versus recombination in dye-sensitized nanocrystalline solar cells: the minimization of kinetic redundancy, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2005, Vol: 127, Pages: 3456 - 3462, ISSN: 0002-7863
  • Haque, SA, Palomares, E, Cho, BM, et al , Charge separation versus recombination in dye-sensitized nanocrystalline solar cells: the minimization of kinetic redundancy., J Am Chem Soc, 2005, Vol: 127, Pages: 3456 - 3462, ISSN: 0002-7863 ( publication )
  • Kim, Y, Choulis, SA, Nelson, J, et al , Composition and annealing effects in polythiophene/fullerene solar cells, J MATER SCI, 2005, Vol: 40, Pages: 1371 - 1376
  • Kim, Y, Choulis, SA, Nelson, J, et al , Device annealing effect in organic solar cells with blends of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) and soluble fullerene, APPL PHYS LETT, 2005, Vol: 86, ISSN: 0003-6951
  • Klein, C, Nazeeruddin, MK, Liska, P, et al , Engineering of a novel ruthenium sensitizer and its application in dye-sensitized solar cells for conversion of sunlight into electricity, INORG CHEM, 2005, Vol: 44, Pages: 178 - 180, ISSN: 0020-1669
  • Geary, EAM, Yellowlees, LJ, Jack, LA, et al , Synthesis, structure, and properties of [Pt(II)(diimine)(dithiolate)] dyes with 3,3 ''-, 4,4 ''-, and 5,5 ''-disubstituted bipyridyl: Applications in dye-sensitized solar cells, INORG CHEM, 2005, Vol: 44, Pages: 242 - 250, ISSN: 0020-1669
  • Hore, S, Palomares, E, Smit, H, et al , Acid versus base peptization of mesoporous nanocrystalline TiO2 films: functional studies in dye sensitized solar cellst, J MATER CHEM, 2005, Vol: 15, Pages: 412 - 418, ISSN: 0959-9428
  • Green, ANM, Chandler, RE, Haque, SA, et al , Transient absorption studies and numerical modeling of iodine photoreduction by nanocrystalline TiO2 films, J PHYS CHEM B, 2005, Vol: 109, Pages: 142 - 150, ISSN: 1520-6106
  • Haque, SA, Handa, S, Peter, K, et al , Supermolecular control of charge transfer in dye-sensitized nanocrystalline TiO2 films: Towards a quantitative structure-function relationship, ANGEW CHEM INT EDIT, 2005, Vol: 44, Pages: 5740 - 5744, ISSN: 1433-7851
  • Fabregat-Santiago, F, Garcia-Canadas, J, Palomares, E, et al , The origin of slow electron recombination processes in dye-sensitized solar cells with alumina barrier coatings, J APPL PHYS, 2004, Vol: 96, Pages: 6903 - 6907, ISSN: 0021-8979
  • Kim, Y, Cook, S, Choulis, SA, et al , Organic photovoltaic devices based on blends of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) and poly(9.9-dioctylfluorene-co-benzothiadiazole), CHEM MATER, 2004, Vol: 16, Pages: 4812 - 4818, ISSN: 0897-4756
  • Haque, SA, Park, JS, Srinivasarao, M, et al , Molecular-level insulation: An approach to controlling interfacial charge transfer, ADV MATER, 2004, Vol: 16, Pages: 1177 - +, ISSN: 0935-9648
  • Astuti, Y, Topoglidis, E, Briscoe, PB, et al , Proton-coupled electron transfer of flavodoxin immobilized on nanostructured tin dioxide electrodes: Thermodynamics versus kinetics control of protein redox function, J AM CHEM SOC, 2004, Vol: 126, Pages: 8001 - 8009, ISSN: 0002-7863
  • Astuti, Y, Topoglidis, E, Gilardi, G, et al , Cyclic voltammetry and voltabsorptometry studies of redox proteins immobilised on nanocrystalline tin dioxide electrodes, BIOELECTROCHEMISTRY, 2004, Vol: 63, Pages: 55 - 59, ISSN: 1567-5394
  • Clifford, JN, Palomares, E, Nazeeruddin, K, et al , Multistep electron transfer processes on dye co-sensitized nanocrystalline TiO2 films, J AM CHEM SOC, 2004, Vol: 126, Pages: 5670 - 5671, ISSN: 0002-7863
  • Haque, SA, Park, T, Xu, C, et al , Interface engineering for solid-state dye-sensitized nanocrystalline solar cells: The use of ion-solvating hole-transporting polymers, ADV FUNCT MATER, 2004, Vol: 14, Pages: 435 - 440, ISSN: 1616-301X
  • Clifford, JN, Palomares, E, Nazeeruddin, MK, et al , Molecular control of recombination dynamics in dye-sensitized nanocrystalline TiO2 films: Free energy vs distance dependence, J AM CHEM SOC, 2004, Vol: 126, Pages: 5225 - 5233, ISSN: 0002-7863
  • Nelson, J, Choulis, SA, Durrant, JR, Charge recombination in polymer/fullerene photovoltaic devices, THIN SOLID FILMS, 2004, Vol: 451-52, Pages: 508 - 514
  • Ravirajan, P, Haque, SA, Poplavskyy, D, et al , Nanoporous TiO2 solar cells sensitised with a fluorene-thiophene copolymer, THIN SOLID FILMS, 2004, Vol: 451-52, Pages: 624 - 629
  • Xiao-e,L., Green,A.N.M., Haque,S.A., et al , Light-driven oxygen scavenging by titania/polymer nanocomposite films, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 2004, Vol: 162, Pages: 253 - 259, ISSN: 1010-6030
  • Palomares, E, Vilar, R, Durrant, JR, Heterogeneous colorimetric sensor for mercuric salts, CHEM COMMUN, 2004, Pages: 362 - 363, ISSN: 1359-7345
  • Hirata, N, Lagref, JJ, Palomares, EJ, et al , Supramolecular control of charge-transfer dynamics on dye-sensitized nanocrystalline TiO2 films, CHEM-EUR J, 2004, Vol: 10, Pages: 595 - 602, ISSN: 0947-6539
  • Palomares, E, Vilar, R, Green, A, et al , Alizarin complexone on nanocrystalline TiO2: A heterogeneous approach to anion sensing, ADV FUNCT MATER, 2004, Vol: 14, Pages: 111 - 115, ISSN: 1616-301X
  • Ravirajan, P, Haque, SA, Durrant, JR, et al , Hybrid nanocrystalline TiO2 solar cells with a fluorene-thiophene copolymer as a sensitizer and hole conductor, J APPL PHYS, 2004, Vol: 95, Pages: 1473 - 1480, ISSN: 0021-8979
  • Palomares, E, Martinez-Diaz, MV, Haque, SA, et al , State selective electron injection in non-aggregated titanium phthalocyanine sensitised nanocrystalline TiO2 films, CHEM COMMUN, 2004, Pages: 2112 - 2113, ISSN: 1359-7345
  • Durrant,J.R., Haque,S.A., Palomares,E., Towards optimisation of electron transfer processes in dye sensitised solar cells, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2004, Vol: 248, Pages: 1247 - 1257, ISSN: 0010-8545
  • Choulis, SA, Nelson, J, Tuladhar, SM, et al , Transport and recombination dynamics studies of polymer/fullerene based solar cells, MACROMOL SYMP, 2004, Vol: 205, Pages: 1 - 7, ISSN: 1022-1360

Books

  • Palomares,E., Green,A.N.M., Haque,S.A., et al , Proceedings of SPIE, Denver, Colorado, USA, 3 - 8 August 2004, 2004
  • Ravirajan,P., Haque,S.A., Poplavskyy,D., et al , Proceedings of 3rd world conference on photovoltaic energy conversion, Osaka, Japan, 11 - 18 May 2003, 2003

Chapters in books

  • Durrant,J.R., Nixon,P.J., Barber,J., et al , Identification of chlorophyll anion states during charge separation in mutant photosystem II reaction centres, In: Garab,G., editor, Photosysnthesis: Mechanisms and Effects, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, Pages: 1041 - 1044
  • Topoglidis,E., Durrant,J.R., Spectroelectrochemistry and photochemistry of haem proteins immobilised on nanoporous Titanium dioxide films, In: Leddy,J., Porter,M.D., Vanysek,P., editor, New Directions in Electroanalytical Chemistry II, Electrochemistry Society Publishers, 1999, Pages: 152 - 156, ISBN: 1-5667-7227-3
  • Klug,D.R., Durrant,J.R., Joseph,D.M., et al , An overview of electron and energy transfer in the reaction centre of photsystem two, In: Tramer,A., editor, Fast Elementary Processes in Chemical and Biological Systems, New York, American: Institute of Physics Press, 1996, Pages: 219 - 234, ISBN: 1-5639-6564-X

Recent Conference Contributions

  • O'Regan, BC, Shuttle, C, Handa, S, et al , Comparison of the field and fermi level dependence of transport and recombination in polymer/C60 cells and solid state dye-sensitized cells, Conference on Organic Photovoltaics VII, 2006, Pages: U10 - U20
  • Ballantyne, AM, Wilson, JS, Nelson, J, et al , TOF mobility measurements in pristine films of P3HT: control of hole injection and influence of film thickness, Conference on Organic Photovoltaics VII, 2006, Pages: U21 - U31
  • Pacios, R, Nelson, J, Durrant, JR, et al , Charge recombination studies in polyfluorene :[6,6]-Phenyl (C61)-butyric acid methyl ester blend photovoltaic cells., Conference on Organic Photovoltaics IV, 2004, Pages: 262 - 270
  • Ravirajan,P., Green,A., Haque,S.A., et al , Efficient hybrid polymer/tio~2 solar cells using a multilayer structure [5520-48], 5th conference on organic photovoltaics, Denver, CO, August 2004, In: Kafafi,Z.H., Lane,P.A., editor, SPIE, 2004, Pages: 232 - 243
  • Ravirajan, P, Green, A, Haque, SA, et al , Efficient hybrid polymer/TiO2 solar cells using a multilayer structure, Conference on Organic Photovoltaics V, 2004, Pages: 232 - 243
  • Palomares, E, Green, A, Haque, SA, et al , Kinetic redundancy in dye sensitised solar cells: the use of high band gap metal oxide barrier layers, Conference on Organic Photovoltaics V, 2004, Pages: 76 - 81
  • Haque,S.A., Palomares,E., Xu,C.G., et al , Slow charge recombination at a dye sensitized nanocrystalline TiO2/organic semiconductor heterojunction employing Al2O3 coatings, Conference on Organic Photovoltaics IV, San Diego, CA, 2003, In: Kafafi,Z.H., Lane,P.A., editor, Bellingham, SpIE -International Society Optical Engineering, 2004, Pages: 9 - 15
  • Ravirajan, P, Haque, SA, Poplavskyy, D, et al , Solid state solar cell made from nanocrystalline TiO2 with a fluorene-thiophene copolymer as a hole-conductor, Conference on Organic Photovoltaics IV, 2004, Pages: 226 - 236
  • Green, A, Palomares, E, Haque, SA, et al , Transient absorption and photovoltage characterisation of dye sensitised solar cells, Conference on Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials III, 2004, Pages: 56 - 65
  • Green,A., Palomares,E., Haque,S.A., et al , Transient absorption and photovoltage characterization of dye-sensitized solar cells (invited paper) [5513-17], 3rd conference on physical chemistry of interfaces and nanomaterials, Denver, CO, August 2004, In: Hartland,G.V., Zhu,X.Y., editor, SPIE, 2004, Pages: 56 - 65

Patents

  • Durrant,J.R., Mills,A., Steinke,J.H.G., Oxygen-scavenging elements containing activatable semiconductors for scavenging oxygen from their surrounding environment, Country: WO, 2004005424, 2003
  • Palomares,E., Clifford,J., Haque,S.A., et al , Low-temperature metal oxide coating, WO2004013062, 2003
  • Durrant, JR, Cass, AEG, Gilardi, G, Biochemical devices and their method of manufacture, WO 9954718
  • Durrant, JR, Palomares, E, Chemical Sensors
  • Durrant, JR, Haque, SA, Holmes, A, et al , Composite Structure, WO 2004090921
  • Durrant, JR, Haque, SA, Martin, R, et al , Photovoltaic Devices, W0 2000065617

 

 

Research Highlights

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Teaching: 
  • Teaching - Undergraduate Courses / Modules
  • Teacher, 1st Year, PG - Chemical Equilibria
  • Teacher, 2nd Year, PG - Photochemistry
  • Teacher, 4th Year, PG - Optical and Electrical Properties of Nanotechnology
  • Lecturer, Solar Energy