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Timothy Kelly B.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Photovoltaics

Faculty Member in Chemistry

Thorvaldson 343


Selected publications. A complete list is available on my group website.

N. M. Randell, P. C. Boutin, and T. L. Kelly* Bisisoindigo: Using a Ring Fusion Approach to Extend the Conjugation Length of Isoindigo.Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2016, 4, 6940-6945. [DOI: 10.1039/C5TA07511D]

J. Yang, B. D. Siempelkamp, D. Liu, and T. L. Kelly* Investigation of CH3NH3PbI3 Degradation Rates and Mechanisms in Controlled Humidity Environments Using in situ Techniques.ACS Nano. 2015, 9, 1955-1963. [DOI: 10.1021/nn506864k]

D. Liu, J. Yang, and T. L. Kelly* Compact Layer Free Perovskite Solar Cells with 13.5% Efficiency.Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2014, 136, 17116-17122. [DOI: 10.1021/ja508758k]

D. Liu, and T. L. Kelly* Perovskite Solar Cells with a Planar Heterojunction Structure Prepared using Room-Temperature Solution Processing Techniques.Nature Photonics. 2014, 8, 133-138. [DOI: 10.1038/NPHOTON.2013.342]

M. K. Gangishetty, K. E. Lee, R. W. J. Scott, and T. L. Kelly* Plasmonic Enhancement of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells in the Red-to-NIR Region using Triangular Core-Shell Ag@SiO2 Nanoparticles.ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2013, 5, 11044-11051. [DOI: 10.1021/am403280r]


Materials, Surfaces and Nanostructures Physical Chemistry inorganic chemistry materials chemistry photovoltaic solar cells solar energy

Research in the Kelly group focuses on the development of emerging photovoltaic technologies. We study perovskite solar cells, organic photovoltaic devices and dye sensitized solar cells, and use a combination of organic and inorganic synthesis, nanotechnology and photophysics to more efficiently absorb light and convert it into electrical energy.

Current research projects focus on improving the efficiency and longevity of perovskite solar cells, the synthesis of new organic semiconductors, polymers and dyes, and the development of plasmon-enhanced solar cells through the use of anisotropic metal nanoparticles.

Education & Training

P.D.F.  (2009 - 2011) University of California, San Diego
Ph.D.  (2005 - 2009) University of British Columbia
B.Sc.  (2001 - 2005) Memorial Univeristy