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

20042020

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Biography

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.

Research area keywords

  • Conjugated Polymers
  • Device Physics
  • NEXAFS
  • 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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Research Output

Alkali cation doping for improving the structural stability of 2D perovskite in 3D/2D PSCs

Liu, C., Sun, J., Tan, W. L., Lu, J., Gengenbach, T. R., McNeill, C. R., Ge, Z., Cheng, Y-B. & Bach, U., 12 Feb 2020, In : Nano Letters. 20, 2, p. 1240-1251 12 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

A structural study of p-type A-D-A oligothiophenes: effects of regioregular alkyl sidechains on annealing processes and photovoltaic performances

Lee, C. J., Jradi, F. M., Mitchell, V. D., White, J., McNeill, C. R., Subbiah, J., Marder, S. & Jones, D. J., 14 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 8, 2, p. 567-580 14 p.

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Boosted photovoltaic performance of indenothiophene-based molecular acceptor: via fusing a thiophene

Wang, P., Jiao, X., Xu, S., Wu, H., McNeill, C. R., Fan, H. & Zhu, X., 14 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 8, 2, p. 630-636 7 p.

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Crucial role of fluorine in fully alkylated ladder-type carbazole-based nonfullerene organic solar cells

He, Q., Shahid, M., Jiao, X., Gann, E., Eisner, F. D., Wu, T., Fei, Z., Anthopoulos, T. D., McNeill, C. R. & Heeney, M., 26 Feb 2020, In : ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 12, 8, p. 9555-9562 8 p.

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Efficient and mechanically robust ultraflexible organic solar cells based on mixed acceptors

Huang, W., Jiang, Z., Fukuda, K., Jiao, X., McNeill, C. R., Yokota, T. & Someya, T., 15 Jan 2020, In : Joule. 4, 1, p. 128-141 14 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)