Seminar Justin Hodgkiss - Friday 15th June 2012, 11:00 am - ENSCBP Amphi 3
Justin Hodgkiss - MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Title : Ultrafast spectroscopy tools to study organic semiconductor photophysics
Dr Justin Hodgkiss is a lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Victoria University of Wellington and a Principal Investigator in the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Dr Hodgkiss completed his BSc (hons) in chemistry at the University of Otago in 2000, and his Ph.D. as a Fulbright Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006. Following his Ph.D. studies, Dr Hodgkiss carried out post-doctoral research in the Cavendish laboratory at the University of Cambridge before moving to Wellington in 2009. Dr Hodgkiss’ team has built an advanced laser laboratory at Victoria University of Wellington in order to study the photophysics and photochemistry of functional materials. Recently, Dr Hodgkiss has used laser tools to develop a detailed understanding of the physics of photocurrent generation in organic solar cells and elucidate how solar power conversion efficiencies can be markedly improved.