Udo Bach

Professor

19982018
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Biography

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

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Projects 2007 2018

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.

13/03/1831/12/18

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

1/01/0931/12/09

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

10/04/0830/06/10

Project: Research

Research Output 1998 2018

Effect of Grain Cluster Size on Back-Contact Perovskite Solar Cells

Lin, X., Chesman, A. S. R., Raga, S. R., Scully, A. D., Jiang, L., Tan, B., Lu, J., Cheng, Y-B. & Bach, U., 7 Nov 2018, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 28, 45, 9 p., 1805098.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interfacial benzenethiol modification facilitates charge transfer and improves stability of cm-sized metal halide perovskite solar cells with up to 20% efficiency

Lu, J., Lin, X., Jiao, X., Gengenbach, T., Scully, A. D., Jiang, L., Tan, B., Sun, J., Li, B., Pai, N., Bach, U., Simonov, A. N. & Cheng, Y-B., 1 Jul 2018, In : Energy & Environmental Science. 11, 7, p. 1880-1889 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Molecular Engineering of Zinc-Porphyrin Sensitisers for p-Type Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells

Lu, J., Liu, Z., Pai, N., Jiang, L., Bach, U., Simonov, A. N., Cheng, Y. B. & Spiccia, L., 1 Jul 2018, In : ChemPlusChem. 83, 7, p. 711-720 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Molecular Engineering of Zinc-Porphyrin Sensitisers for p-Type Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells

Lu, J., Liu, Z., Pai, N., Jiang, L., Bach, U., Simonov, A. N., Cheng, Y-B. & Spiccia, L., 1 Jul 2018, In : ChemPlusChem. 83, 7, p. 547 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Spray deposition of AgBiS2 and Cu3BiS3 thin films for photovoltaic applications

Pai, N., Lu, J., Senevirathna, D. C., Chesman, A. S. R., Gengenbach, T., Chatti, M., Bach, U., Andrews, P. C., Spiccia, L., Cheng, Y. B. & Simonov, A. N., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 6, 10, p. 2483-2494 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review