Ioannis Ierides is an experimental postgraduate researcher in the organic semiconductors and nanostructures group at University College London.
He is very interested in the development and application of materials to tackle current technological challenges. His current research focuses on the characterisation of organic semiconductors with the aim to elucidate the working principles of organic photovoltaics. Recently, using electroabsorption spectroscopy, he demonstrated that the addition of a thin MgO interlayer in organic photovoltaics can help enhance their performance.
Prior to his PhD position in the Centre for Doctoral Training in the Advanced Characterisation of Materials, funded by the EPSRC, he completed a BSc in Physics and the MRes in Nanomaterials at Imperial College London, where he was awarded the Imperial College MRes Nanomaterials prize for best overall performance.
The IET Postgraduate Prize will enable him to establish stronger collaborations, especially within the technology and engineering community that will be crucial in achieving his vision to contribute in establishing sustainable solutions for energy generation.