Udo Bach


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Udo Bach is a full professor at Monash University, the Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science and an ANFF-VIC Technology Fellow at the Melbourne Centre of Nanofabrication. He received his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Switzerland) working in the research group of Prof Michael Grätzel and worked for 3 years in a technology start-up company in Dublin (Ireland). Subsequently he spent 15 months as a postdoc in the group of Prof. Paul Alivisatos in UC Berkeley (USA) before moving to Monash University in November 2005 to establish his own research group.

Prof Bach has a strong background in the area of photovoltaics and nanofabrication. He is involved in fundamental and applied research in the area of perovskite and dye-sensitized solar cells. He has additional research activities in the area of nanofabrication, DNA-directed self-assembly, nanoprinting, plasmonics for sensing and combinatorial photovoltaic materials discovery.

Monash teaching commitment

  • MTE 3545, MTE4597

Research interests

  • Dye-sensitized Tandem Solar Cells
  • Back-Contact Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
  • Novel Electrolytes for Dye-Sensitized Tandem Solar Cells
  • New infrared sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Size-selective separation of gold-nanoparticles
  • Templated placement of individual nanoparticles onto surface nanopatterns through DNA-directed self-assembly
  • Stamping of nanoparticle assemblies
  • DNA-Directed Nanofabrication

Research area keywords

  • Thin Film Solar Cells
  • Perovskite Solar Cells
  • Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells
  • Nanofabrication Self-Assembly

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Facility for electric & magnetic probes of materials at extreme conditions

Fuhrer, M., Edmonds, M., Bach, U., Suzuki, K., Karel, J., Kalantar-zadeh, K., Wang, L., bansal, V., Ou, J., Seidel, J. & Lu, Y.


Project: Other

Ultrafast Dynamics Measurement Facility for the Physical, Biochemical and Materials Sciences

Bach, U., Abbott, D., Beattie, D., Buntine, M., Carver, J., Fischer, B., Kee, T., Lancaster, D., Lewis, R., Metha, G., Monro, T. & Prestidge, C.

Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University


Project: Research

Organic Solar Cells Fabrication and Characterisation Facility

Bach, U., Byrnes, M., Cheng, Y., Innis, P., Macfarlane, D., Mozer, A., Officer, D., Pringle, J. & Wallace, G.

Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University, University of Wollongong


Project: Research

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancement of the intrinsic light harvesting capacity of Cs2AgBiBr6 double perovskite via modification with sulphide

Pai, N., Lu, J., Wang, M., Chesman, A. S. R., Seeber, A., Cherepanov, P. V., Senevirathna, D. C., Gengenbach, T. R., Medhekar, N. V., Andrews, P. C., Bach, U. & Simonov, A. N., 28 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 8, 4, p. 2008-2020 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

High efficiency mesoscopic solar cells using CsPbI3 perovskite quantum dots enabled by chemical interface engineering

Chen, K., Jin, W., Zhang, Y., Yang, T., Reiss, P., Zhong, Q., Bach, U., Li, Q., Wang, Y., Zhang, H., Bao, Q. & Liu, Y., 26 Feb 2020, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 142, 8, p. 3775-3783 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)

Honeycomb-shaped charge collecting electrodes for dipole-assisted back-contact perovskite solar cells

Lin, X., Raga, S. R., Chesman, A. S. R., Ou, Q., Jiang, L., Bao, Q., Lu, J., Cheng, Y-B. & Bach, U., Jan 2020, In : Nano Energy. 67, 8 p., 104223.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Light intensity modulated photoluminescence for rapid series resistance mapping of perovskite solar cells

Rietwyk, K. J., Tan, B., Surmiak, A., Lu, J., McMeekin, D. P., Raga, S. R., Duffy, N. & Bach, U., Jul 2020, In : Nano Energy. 73, 9 p., 104755.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review