The development of nanoparticle-doped redox active hole transport materials for next-generation solar cell cathodes

Koivisto Materials Consulting Inc (KMC) is a Canadian-owned and operated for-profit company that seeks to commercialize a low-cost optically transparent photovoltaic windows and coatings. KMCs proprietary technology is based on a modified dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) architecture and novel bio-inspired dyes. The two major advantages for DSSC devices are their optical transparency and ability to operate more effectively in diffuse light conditions (cloudy days, indirect sunlight, etc.); making them amenable for urban landscapes and all interior surfaces. Specifically this project looks to incorporate nanotechnology into polymeric materials to make thinner and more efficient solar cells.

Judith Castillo
Faculty Supervisor: 
Robert (Rob) Gossage
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