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Research interests

Sebastian O. Fürer is a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Udo Bach at Monash University. He received his PhD from the University of Basel (Switzerland) in 2015 working in the research group of Prof. Catherine E. Housecroft and Prof. Edwin C. Constable. In 2016 he received an Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science foundation and joined the group of Prof. Udo Bach. Dr. Fürer has a strong background in materials chemistry for photovoltaic and charge transport applications. His current interests are in hole-transporting materials and interface engineering in the area of perovskite and dye-sensitized solar cells.

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Chemistry, PhD, Universität Basel (University of Basel)

Award Date: 21 May 2015

Research area keywords

  • hole-transporting materials
  • surface modification
  • synthesis
  • perovskite solar cells
  • dye-sensitized solar cells
  • renewable energy
  • sustainability
  • solar cells
  • copper complexes
  • Materials Science


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