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Biography

Udo Bach is a full professor at Monash University and the Monash Node Leader of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science. 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

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

Research area keywords

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

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