There is a growing need for green sources of hydrogen. This project seeks to address that problem by combining quantum dot photovoltaics with nanowire electrolysers to make a system which directly converts solar radiation to a hydrogen gas vector. The project will involve the synthesis of quantum dot and nanowire materials and the fabrication of photovoltaic and electrolyser devices. Materials and device characterisation will be carried using TEM, SEM, AFM, XPS, UPS and various spectroscopic techniques. There will be opportunities for industrial collaboration with a range of companies.
The description above outlines a possible new research project being offered to prospective new postgraduate students.