We develop new theoretical tools for simulating the dynamics of light, energy, and charge in disordered or dissipative materials, with the aim of developing design principles for improving solar energy conversion.
For chemical dynamics simulations that are too hard for existing supercomputers, we create new methods that use quantum computers, in order to bring forward the usefulness of next-generation quantum technologies.
We develop new methods to better understand how charge and energy move in molecular systems, including photosynthetic complexes, where we have shown quantum effects play a role.
Organic semiconductors promise clean solar energy and lightweight electronic devices, and we are unravelling how they work and how to improve them.
Harvesting solar energy is about light interacting with matter, and we are showing how coherent aspects of this interaction can be used to improve efficiencies.