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Dr Oliver Hutter

VC Senior Fellow

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

I joined Northumbria University in 2020 as a Senior ViceChancellor’s Fellow in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering.

Prior to this, I completed my PhD in Chemistry at the University of Warwick with a thesis entitled “Nanostructured Copper Electrodes for Organic Photovoltaics” in 2015. I then worked at the University of Liverpool in the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy from 2015-2020 specialising in photovoltaics.

My research interests lie in emerging materials for thin films solar cells and solar fuel applications. This involves fabricating and characterising photovoltaic devices, and the investigation of the properties of these fascinating materials such as antimony selenide, cadmium telluride, CZTSSe, perovskite materials and organic semiconductors.

Self-funded PhD candidates, CSC scholarship candidates and visiting PhD students are welcomed, please get in touch.

Please also get in touch regarding potential collaborations.

Oliver Hutter

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I joined Northumbria University in 2020 as a Senior ViceChancellor’s Fellow in the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering.

Prior to this, I completed my PhD in Chemistry at the University of Warwick with a thesis entitled “Nanostructured Copper Electrodes for Organic Photovoltaics” in 2015. I then worked at the University of Liverpool in the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy from 2015-2020 specialising in photovoltaics.

My research interests lie in emerging materials for thin films solar cells and solar fuel applications. This involves fabricating and characterising photovoltaic devices, and the investigation of the properties of these fascinating materials such as antimony selenide, cadmium telluride, CZTSSe, perovskite materials and organic semiconductors.

Self-funded PhD candidates, CSC scholarship candidates and visiting PhD students are welcomed, please get in touch.

Please also get in touch regarding potential collaborations.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Sodium Fluoride Doping Approach to CdTe Solar Cells, Shalvey, T., Shiel, H., Hutter, O., Zoppi, G., Bowen, L., Dhanak, V., Major, J. 25 Apr 2022, In: ACS Applied Energy Materials
  • Band alignment of Sb2O3 and Sb2Se3, Shiel, H., Hobson, T., Hutter, O., Phillips, L., Smiles, M., Jones, L., Featherstone, T., Swallow, J., Thakur, P., Lee, T., Major, J., Durose, K., Veal, T. 21 Jun 2021, In: Journal of Applied Physics
  • Chalcogenide perovskites for photovoltaics: current status and prospects, Tiwari, D., Hutter, O., Longo, G. 1 Jul 2021, In: Journal of Physics: Energy
  • Erratum: Density functional theory and experimental determination of band gaps and lattice parameters in kesterite cu2ZnSn(SxSe1- x)4, Tong, C., Edwards, H., Hobson, T., Hutter, O., Durose, K., Dhanak, V., Major, J., McKenna, K. 14 Jan 2021, In: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
  • Surface restoration of polycrystalline Sb2Se3 thin films by conjugated molecules enabling high-performance photocathodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting, Tan, J., Yang, W., Lee, H., Park, J., Kim, K., Hutter, O., Phillips, L., Shim, S., Yun, J., Park, Y., Lee, J., Major, J., Moon, J. 5 Jun 2021, In: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental
  • Benchmark performance of low-cost Sb2Se3 photocathodes for unassisted solar overall water splitting, Yang, W., Kim, J., Hutter, O., Phillips, L., Tan, J., Park, J., Lee, H., Major, J., Lee, J., Moon, J. 1 Dec 2020, In: Nature Communications
  • Defect properties of Sb2Se3 thin film solar cells and bulk crystals, Hobson, T., Phillips, L., Hutter, O., Durose, K., Major, J. 1 Jul 2020, In: Applied Physics Letters
  • Direct Silicon Heterostructures With Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite for Photovoltaic Applications, Mariotti, S., Al Turkestani, M., Hutter, O., Papageorgiou, G., Major, J., Swallow, ., Nayak, P., Snaith, H., Dhanak, V., Durose, K. 1 Jul 2020, In: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
  • Evidence for Self-healing Benign Grain Boundaries and a Highly Defective Sb2Se3–CdS Interfacial Layer in Sb2Se3 Thin-Film Photovoltaics, Williams, R., Ramasse, Q., McKenna, K., Phillips, L., Yates, P., Hutter, O., Durose, K., Major, J., Mendis, B. 13 May 2020, In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • GaAsSbN for Multi-Junction Solar Cells, Mumtaz, A., Milanova, M., Sandall, I., Cheetham, K., Cao, Z., Bilton, M., Piana, G., Fleck, N., Phillips, L., Hutter, O., Donchev, V., Durose, K. 14 Jun 2020, 2020 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), Piscataway, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

PGR Supervision

Udari Punchirala Arachchige Nano-ribbon solar fuel devices Start Date: 01/10/2021

Qualifications

  • Chemistry PhD April 30 2015
  • Member (MRSC) Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 2020


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