Professor David Lidzey

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Professor of Physics

Contact details

  • Room: D18
  • Phone: +44 (0)114 22 23501
  • Fax: +44 (0)114 22 23555


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Research interests
  • Development and evaluation of solution processed photovoltaic devices
  • Organic and hybrid photonic devices and structures
  • Organic and hybrid semiconductor polaritons
  • Spectroscopy of functional semiconductor materials
  • Conjugated polymers and perovskites
  • Structural probes of thin-film materials
  • PHY123: Physics of sustainable energy
  • PHY435: Physics and enterprise management
  • 1st year Physics tutorials
Departmental administration
  • Research committee
Professional activities
  • Lloyds of London Tercentenary Fellowship (1997-99)
  • EPSRC Advanced Fellow (1999-2004)
  • ERA Foundation Fellow
Recent key publications
  • PCDTBT based solar cells: one year of operation under real-world conditions Y.W Zhang et al, scientific reports, 6 (2016) 21631
  • High efficiency arrays of polymer solar cells fabricated by spray-coating in air Y.W. Zhang et al, Progress in Photovoltaics, 24 (2016) 275-282
  • Organic photovoltaic devices with enhanced efficiency processed from non-halogenated binary solvent blends J.Griffin et al, Organic Electronics, 21 (2015) 216-222
  • Polariton-mediated energy transfer between organic dyes in a strongly coupled optical microcavity, D.M. Coles, et al, nature materials, 13 (2014) 712-719
  • Efficient planar heterojunction mixed-halide perovskite solar cells deposited via spray-deposition A.T Barrows et al, Energy and Environmental Science, 7 (2014) 2944-2950
  • A chemical sensor based on a photonic-crystal L3 nanocavity defined in a silicon-nitride membrane K.Deasy et al, J. mater. Chem C 2 (2014) 8700-8706