We develop new theoretical tools for simulating the movement of energy and charge in disordered or dissipative materials, as well as their interaction with light. We apply our techniques to both next-generation materials and biological systems, with the aim of developing design principles for improving solar energy conversion. For calculations that are too hard for existing supercomputers, we create new methods that use quantum computers.
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.