Steffan Cook received an M.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Wales Swansea in 2001 and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Imperial College London in 2006. His Ph.D. thesis was on the subject of electron transfer in organic solar cell blends. In 2006, he began a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan studying organic semiconductor photophysics through optical pump-probe spectroscopy studies. In 2008, he moved to the National Institute of Material Science (NIMS) also in Tsukuba, Japan to initiate organic solar cell device fabrication at the new multimillion dollar Advanced Photovoltaics Research Centre. In 2009, he joined the Nanotube Research Centre at AIST, studying semiconductor carbon nanotube photophysics and fabricating organic solar cells utilizing carbon nanotube hybrid materials. In the new year 2011, he became a Visiting Researcher at the Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Research Institute (NAMRI) at the University of Ulster where he studies the plasma-assisted surface modification of silicon nanoparticles for use in organic photovoltaics. Cook is the author of 23 peer-reviewed articles on subject including the photophysics of organic semiconductors, electron and energy transfer reactions in organic solar cell blend films, analysis of solar cell device behavior, and techniques for organic solar cell fabrication.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2011