Ongoing Projects

Granted project within SPP2196 Perovskite

2019 - 2021 | DFG

This Priority Programme focusses on the new class of hybrid organic-inorganic lead halide perovskite semiconductors, which have attracted global attention since the first reports on high efficiency perovskite solar cells in mid-2012. Within only a few years, power conversion efficiency surpassing 23 percent has been achieved. Despite rapid progress in this emerging field, it remains unclear why in particular this material class works so exceptionally well in solar cells and which underlying basic mechanisms lead to this extraordinary performance. Currently, because of continuing optimisation strategies, the formerly simple perovskite structure is becoming increasingly complex with respect to, both, composition and dimensionality. This leads to more open questions regarding e.g. fundamental processes, phase stability, and interface behaviour. Moreover, the degradation mechanisms and the role of some of the constituent, especially lead, in high performing devices are not understood.



2019 - 2023 | EU FP - Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Ultra-high Charge Carrier Mobility to Elucidate Transport Mechanisms in Molecular Semiconductors (UHMob) is a 48- months multi-site European Training Network (ETN) aimed at enabling multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral training and research in the field of Organic Electronics. It gathers six universities, two research centres, and two companies in Europe who have joint their forces to train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESR).



2011 - 2023 | DFG

The CRC 951 - Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Systems for Opto-Electronics (HIOS) - is an interdisciplinary effort bringing together scientists with complementary expertise from four universities and two non-university institutions. The goal is the merger of inorganic semiconductors, conjugated organic materials, and metal nanostructures into novel hybrid structures. Elucidating and tailoring the fundamental chemical, electronic, and photonic interactions in these systems will enable us the development of functional elements exhibiting superior opto-electronic functionalities not achievable with any of the individual material classes alone. The CRC 951 was founded in July 2011 and is currently in its third funding period (2019-2023).