Department of Materials


Dr Sam Pering

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Doctoral Prize Fellow

Sam completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Bath in 2015, during which he spent a year in research at the University of South Australia studying polymer electronics and their use in batteries. During the final year of his MChem he began research into Perovskite Solar Cells, and continued this work through to a PhD. In 2019 Sam finished his PhD and was awarded a Doctoral Prize Fellowship at Loughborough University.


  • MChem, 2015
  • PhD, 2019

Focus on photovoltaic/energy materials

  • Discovery of new perovskite materials for Solar Cells
  • Synthesis and characterisation of thin films
  • Fabrication of Solar Cell devices
  • Perovskite Quantum Dots for photovoltaic applications