Ana did her PhD in Engineering in the area of Materials Science and Technology and has been in the research of thin films coatings for 5 years. She worked as a PDR at Swansea University, which was a co-operation project between Brazil and UK, funded by the Brazilian government but carried out in Wales. During this time her research was on PV technologies, developing different perovskite cells, such as lead chloride, lead iodide and lead bromide; evaluating the stability and performance of these materials. She has experience in renewable energy including photocatalytic hydrogen production and photovoltaic solar cell, having significant experience in the synthesis and characterization of semiconductor thin film materials. Her interests include thin films photovoltaic (PV), Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD), characterization of PV devices and transparent conducting oxides (TCOs).
SPARC II Research Officer
Ochai completed his PhD in Electrical/Electronic Engineering in the area of Organic semiconductor Photovoltaic technology. He worked as a research assistant at Staffordshire University; on newly developed solution-processed low band gap polymeric semiconductors for PV applications, and developing novel fabrication techniques for enhancing device performance. Current research interests include structural, and optoelectronic characterisation, optimisation of thin film solar cells, by metal organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD). He is also involved in process development for thin film PV scale up methods.