Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Lewis Wright

Research Associate

Tel: +44 (0)1509 635339

Location: MBG.0.L01, Garendon Wing

Lewis is a Research Associate in the PV Materials and Devices (PVMAD) Research Group, under Professor Mike Walls working on a Loughborough EPG funded project to develop an infra-red (IR) reflecting layer for solar modules.

An ironic twist for photovoltaics is that they become less efficient when hot, for example when exposed to the sun for extended periods of time. The IR layer will limit the amount of IR radiation (heat) that can enter the module, and is one of a stack of coatings that aim to improve the efficiency of modules when in the field.

He carried out his PhD under Dr Jake Bowers within PVMAD, where he worked on earth-abundant p-type photoabsorbers.

His first project developed a non-toxic solution process for spray deposition of the kesterite CZTS. His second project used combinatorial sputtering for materials discovery of an as-yet unpublished material.

He was awarded his BSc in Physics at Loughborough University in 2015. His dissertation project, supervised by Dr Kelly Morrison, used LabVIEW to automate the selection of measurement variables, to increase the signal-to-noise ratio of low-temperature transport measurements.

Lewis can be found on LinkedIn, or at his personal webpage