People Professor Henry Snaith FRS
University Lecturer, Department of Physics, and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, Oxford Martin School
Professor Henry Snaith was Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Solar Energy from 2010-2015 and remains linked to the School as an Oxford Martin Senior Fellow.
He has pioneered the development of hybrid materials for energy and photovoltaics through an interdisciplinary combination of materials synthesis, device development, advanced optoelectronic characterisations and theoretical studies. He has created new materials with advanced functionality and enhanced understanding of fundamental mechanisms. His recent discovery of extremely efficient thin-film solar cells manufactured from organic-inorganic metal halide perovskites has reset aspirations within the photovoltaics community. His work has started a new filed of research, attracting both academic and industrial following, propelled by the prospect of delivering a higher efficiency photovoltaic technology at a much lower cost than existing silicon PV.
In 2015 Professor Snaith became a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Oxford Martin School
University Lecturer, Department of Physics, and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow
- Dec 2013
- Solar power pioneer in list of top 10 scientists
- Dec 2013
- 365 days: Nature's 10: Ten people who mattered this year
- Feb 2013
- Colourful 'solar glass' means entire buildings can generate clean power
- Oct 2012
- Oxford research team claims low-cost photovoltaic solution
- May 2012
- The perils of solar cell efficiency measurements
- Jul 2011
- Investors seal bright future for solar firm
- Feb 2011
- Scientists make solar cells with cheap metal oxide
- Jan 2011
- Oxford PV develops new thin-film solar cell