Jay Patel

Jay Patel


  • Lecturer in Functional Photonics, Physics
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    Biographical details

    Dr. Jay Patel's current work focuses on advancing multi-junction perovskite solar cells with a high power-to-weight ratio. This research is conducted at the National Thin Film Cluster Facility for Advanced Functional Materials, which is hosted by the University of Oxford, London Centre of Nanotechnology, and King’s College London. His groups work extends to the development of emerging semiconductors for energy applications, along with a keen interest in understanding the thin-film growth processes during vapor deposition of these novel materials. His research lies at the intersection of chemistry, physics, and materials science. 
    Dr Patel received his MChem degree from the University of Warwick in 2014 and completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2019. Following that, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute, a collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Colorado Boulder, from 2019 to 2022. From 2022 to 2023, he held positions as a David Clarke EPSRC Fellow and Fulford Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. In 2023, he joined King's College London as a lecturer in Functional Photonics.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    Physics, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford


    • QC Physics
    • Semiconductors
    • Photovoltaics
    • Multi-Junction Solar
    • Fourier transform Photocurrent Spectrscopy
    • Solar Energy
    • QD Chemistry
    • Perovskites
    • Vapour Depositon
    • Fourier transform Infrared Spectrscopy
    • Renewable Energy
    • Sustainability


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