Presenter: Dr. Il Jeon ( The University of Tokyo )
Topic: Carbon Allotropes provide Solutions to Limitations of Thin-film Solar Cells
Time: 9:30 AM, Apr. 29th ( Monday )
My research focuses on the applications of carbon allotropes to providing solution intrinsic problems of now emerging thin-film photovoltaics, namely silicon solar cells, organic solar cells, and perovskite solar cells. Their limited power conversion efficiency, stability, and stretchability can be improved by employing carbon allotropes which comprises of only carbon atoms. Carbon nanotube, graphene, and fullerene, exhibit various electronic properties depending on their structural configurations, ranging from conductors to semiconductors. Their earth-abundance and resilient nature means that they are perfect replacements for the conventional materials, which are finite and inflexible. In this talk, I will introduce mainly carbon nanotube and fullerene applications in organic and perovskite solar cells and how they are making an impact to the field of solar cells.
 ‘Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Emerging Thin-Film Solar Cells: Synthesis and Electrode Applications’ Adv. Energy Mater. 201801312 2018.
 ‘Lithium-Ion Endohedral Fullerene (Li+@C60) Dopants in Stable Perovskite Solar Cells Induce Instant Doping and Anti-Oxidation’ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 1 2018.
 ‘Single‐Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Solar Cells’ Top. Curr. Chem. 376, 4 2018.
2008-2013 Senior Research Engineer, LG Display Co. Ltd (Previously LG.Philips), Paju, South Korea
2016-2017 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2017-2018 Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2018-present Lecturer, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
2004-2007 Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, University of Oxford
2007-2008 Masters Degree in Chemistry, University of Oxford
2013-2016 Ph.D Degree in Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
Contact: Prof.Xuhui Sun