Professor Henry Snaith

Professor of Physics

Oxford Martin Senior Alumni Fellow

Professor Henry Snaith was Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Solar Energy from 2010-2015.

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.