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Dr Wing Chung Tsoi

Dr Wing Chung Tsoi

Senior Lecturer, Engineering

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+44 (0) 1792 606646

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About

Dr Wing Chung Tsoi is a Lecturer. His research interests are mainly focus on solution-process photovoltaic/solar cells, including organic solar cells, and perovskite solar cells.

He is particularly interested in understanding the structure-property-performance relationship of the photovoltaic/solar cells, in order to understand the fundamentals and to improve the performance, particularly the stability of the photovoltaic/solar cells.

His expertise is on developing/applying advanced (nano-) characterization methods to probe the structures/morphology of the photovoltaic thin films, and correlate it to the properties and performances. His particularly expertise is on advanced Raman spectroscopy and functional atomic force microscopy (AFM) as well as photovoltaic cells for indoor, power generation window and aerospace applications.

Dr Wing Chung Tsoi obtained his higher diploma in Applied Physics from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He then obtained BSc in Physics with Lasers and Photonics from The University of Hull. He obtained his PhD in Physics (Title of Thesis: Polymerisable Liquid Crystals for Organic Photovoltaics) under supervision of Prof. Mary O'Neill at The University of Hull in 2006.

During his PhD, he discovered novel light absorbing, charge transporting liquid crystals can be used as PV materials and to fine tune its nano-morphology to significantly improve the efficiency of the PV. [1] He then took a postdoctoral position under Prof. David Lidzey at The University of Sheffield, working on organic semiconducting materials for novel ultrafast optical switching. During the period, he discovered that an interesting and special phase, so called "beta-phase" can be formed with fluorene oligomers. [2]

 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Organic solar cells
  • Degradation studies
  • Novel application of photovoltaics
  • Advanced characterization of printable solar cells

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
  • EG-086 Engineering Science

This module introduces students to basic physics including mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical properties of matter.

  • EGA106 Engineering Science

This module introduces students to basic physics including mechanical, thermal, electrical and optical properties of matter.

Research

Supervision

  • Transparent Conductive Glass Substrates for PV Application (current)

EngD

Other supervisor: Prof James Durrant

  • Advanced Raman-based Mapping of Perovskite Solar Cells. (current)

MSc

Other supervisor: Dr Jeremy Barbe

  • Stability and upscaling of OPV (current)

EngD

Other supervisor: Prof James Durrant

  • Semi-transparent Organic Solar Cells (current)

EngD

Other supervisor: Prof Trystan Watson

  • Fabrication and characterisation of flexible perovskite solar cells for space applications (current)

PhD

Other supervisor: Prof Trystan Watson

  • Feasibility of Perovskite Solar Cells for Space Applications (current)

PhD

Other supervisor: Prof Trystan Watson

  • The Role of Electron Acceptors (awarded 2019)

PhD

Other supervisor: Prof James Durrant

  • 'Raman spectroscopy for advanced study of printable solar cells' (awarded 2018)

MSc

Other supervisor: Prof Trystan Watson