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Dr David Dodoo-Arhin

Dr David Dodoo-Arhin (University of Ghana)

Research title:Graphene based natural dye sensitized solar cells.

Research project: Dr David Dodoo-Arhin is working on a research project entitled ‘Graphene Based Natural Dye Sensitized Solar Cells’ (DSSC). He is investigating novel techniques in fabricating graphene-based counter electrode natural DSSC with improved characteristics. Various tropical natural dyes (photosensitizers) from Ghana are being investigated and correlated with the solar cell parameters to improve solar cell performance. The aim of the research project is to establish whether low-cost but efficient solar cells (e.g., DSSC) can be produced from cheaper materials such as locally abundant natural dyes (photosensitizers). The final aim of this project is the production of graphene-based low-cost Natural Dye Sensitized Solar Cell prototypes. Another anticipated output is published results and papers on the research, which will be carried out in collaboration with the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics at the University of Cambridge.

Collaborating with: Dr Tawfique Hasan, CAPE, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Prizes: MAT4ENERGY Conference, APL Materials Prize (Gold) 16-18 June 2014

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