Dr Peter Finn
After receiving his MChem from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in 2015, Peter went onto work at Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) for 2 years on new OLED technology in the white materials lighting team. In 2017 started his PhD studies at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) under the supervision of Christian Nielsen where he worked on understanding the structure-function relationships in organic electronic materials for thermoelectric applications.
Peter is currently working in Bob Schroeder’s group at University College London (UCL) as a Post Doc and is focusing on introducing self-healing into organic semiconductors for wearable technology.
Dr Harsh Bhatia
Harsh received his M.Sc. in Chemistry from Central University of Kerala, India in 2015. Later, he joined as a Junior Research Fellow and finally as Ph.D. research fellow under the supervision of Prof. Debdas Ray in 2016 at Shiv Nadar University, India. During Ph.D. his research was based to design, synthesize and understand the photophysical properties of purely organic persistent luminescence based room temperature phosphorescence (RTP) materials. Alongside, his research interest was to develop thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) based molecules and understanding the photophysics of simultaneous TADF and RTP from the single molecular systems. He completed his Ph.D. in October 2020 and then moved to University College London (UCL) in March 2021 as postdoctoral research assistant to work on the hybrid solar cell absorber materials.
Dr Lewis Cowen
After receiving his MChem in chemistry from the University of Huddersfield, Lewis joined UCL to conduct his PhD studies are centred around the development of high-performing pi-conjugated polymers with an emphasis on materials which can be used as the n-type semiconducting component in thermoelectric devices.
Currently Lewis is working on the development of self-healing organic semiconductors and their incorporation into skin wearable devices.