ABSTRACT: Lead halide perovskites have emerged as an exciting new class of semiconductor that combines many of the best properties of traditional inorganic materials (e.g., low exciton binding energy and high charge carrier mobilities) with solution processability. Ink-based coating and printing methods (e.g., spin, blade, spray, and slot-die coating) have now been used to produce a wide variety of optoelectronic devices based on lead halide perovskites, and some devices (i.e., perovskite solar cells) are in the early stages of commercialization. In this talk, I will describe my research group’s recent research efforts in the area of lead halide perovskites.
BIO: Dr. Kelly received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2005, and then moved to the west coast to pursue a Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Michael Wolf at the University of British Columbia. From 2009 to 2011 he was an NSERC post-doctoral fellow under Prof. Michael Sailor at the University of California, San Diego. He began as an Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan in July of 2011, and was promoted to Associate Professor in July, 2016. He currently holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Photovoltaics.