Reducing our dependency on fossil fuels is critical to making the transition to a sustainable and clean energy infrastructure. CEEM’s researchers are working alongside some of the world’s leading solar energy companies to develop the next generation of clean energy from the sun.

From fundamental research at the frontiers of photonics to the development of new materials for the design and manufacture of novel materials, CEEM is leading the field in advancing the new solar technologies at the heart of the clean energy infrastructure.

In partnership with industry, CEEM’s researchers are developing and optimising the performance of photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical devices to improve the competitiveness of solar energy and speed the move towards a low carbon, renewable energy economy.

Our researchers have a global reputation for their advances in:

  • Improving the electronic mobility of nanostructured materials for application in next generation Perovskite-based solar cells
  • Photoelectrochemical materials and photonically structured silicon solar cells.

This reputation is built on a distinctive approach to research and partnership:

  • Process friendly, collaborative culture
  • First principles modelling to test, design and refine new energy efficient materials
  • High-powered electron microscopy – bespoke to CEEM – to inform atomic engineering.

Contact us

Centre for Energy Efficient Materials
ceem@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322251
Department of Physics, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD

Highlight research

Charge trapping: 50% reduction in trap numbers

Through a combination of experimental methods and theoretical predictive modelling CEEM researchers are providing atomic level insights into how charge traps reduce the flow of energy in thin film materials used in the sustainable energy industry.

Making every photon count

CEEM’s researchers are developing a new generation of high-performance nanomaterials that provide remarkable levels of control of photon flux, which is crucial to the effective management of light and harnessing it for solar energy.

Contact us

Centre for Energy Efficient Materials
ceem@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 322251
Department of Physics, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD