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Optoelectronics

Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge

 

Tomi Baikie

PhD Candidate

Maxwell Centre,
Cavendish Laboratory,
JJ Thomson Ave,
Cambridge,
CB3 0HE


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Biography:

My PhD focuses on designing Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs). LSCs comprise a transparent plastic film doped with luminophores that absorb and remit light. The light is then wave-guided within the film, thus concentrating it, and is finally absorbed by PVs attached at the ends. Theoretically, a LSC can outperform any optical concentration scheme due to its ability to concentrate diffuse light, something entropically forbidden for an optical concentrator. Nor does a LCS does require any solar tracking, as an optical concentrator does. Thus LCSs holds the promise of greatly reducing the cost of solar energy, as the low-cost, light-weight LSC could greatly reduce the use of PV panels, saving both the cost of the PV and lowering the balance of systems cost. 

 


 

Supervisors 

Dr Akshay Rao

Professor Neil Greenham 

Professor Sir Richard Friend 

Teaching

Supervision of Part II (Third Year) Quantum Computing Course 

Demonstration of Part IB (Second Year) Experimental Methods Course

Other Professional Activities

Committee Member Caithness International Science Festival 

Board Member EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics 

Keywords

  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Polymers
  • Energy
  • Nanomanufacturing,
  • Photovoltaics
  • Nano-assembly