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Advanced X-ray scattering of hybrid metal-halide perovskites, Organic electrochemical transistors, Device physics of high efficiency polymer solar cells


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Chris McNeill is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. He graduated with a PhD in experimental physics from the University of Newcastle and then spent nearly 6 years at the University of Cambridge where he was an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow. He returned to Australia to Monash University in 2011 supported by an ARC Future Fellowship and veski innovation fellowship. Since joining Monash University in 2011 he has been promoted to Associate Professor (2014) and Full Professor (2018). He is also a Fellow of both the Institute of Physics (UK) and the Australian Institute of Physics. His research interests include organic semiconductors, perovskite solar cells and synchrotron science. He is particularly interested in the intersection between the device physics and microstructure of solution-processed semiconductor devices and has expertise in a range of synchrotron X-ray techniques. He has graduated over 10 PhD students as primary supervisor and was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision in 2018.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Research area keywords

  • Conjugated Polymers
  • Device Physics
  • Organic Field-Effect Transistors
  • Organic Semiconductors
  • Polymer Solar Cells
  • Synchrotron Radiation
  • X-Ray Microscopy
  • Photovoltaics
  • Perovskite Solar Cells
  • X-ray scattering
  • Polymer Science

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