Oxford, 19 January 2018 – Oxford PVTM – The Perovskite CompanyTM the leader in the field of perovskite solar cells, today announced that Professor Henry Snaith, the company’s Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer has been awarded the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in the United Kingdom.
Professor Snaith received the award in the Physical Sciences & Engineering category, for his exceptional work in developing new, low cost and high efficiency solar cells based on metal halide perovskite materials, which has not only initiated a new research field now studied by scientists around the world, but also has the commercial potential to transform the economics of solar energy generation, and support the proliferation of this renewable energy source globally.
“We are delighted to congratulate Henry for been recognised as one of the top scientists in the UK by the Blavatink Awards, for his perovskite solar cells development work. Originally spun out of Henry’s University of Oxford laboratory, Oxford PV today is at the forefront of commercialising this perovskite solar cell technology, commented Frank P. Averdung, Chief Executive Officer, at Oxford PV.
“Working closely with our joint development partner – a large scale manufacturer of solar cells and modules, we are in the process of transferring our advanced perovskite on silicon tandem solar cell technology from our lab in Oxford, UK to an industrial scale process at our pilot line facility in Germany,” Averdung added.
The Blavatnik Awards, established by the Blavatnik Family Foundation in the United States in 2007 and administered by the New York Academy of Sciences, honour and support exceptional early career scientists and engineers aged 42 years or younger. In 2018, the Awards recognise the first cohort of international honourees in the United Kingdom. To date, the Blavatnik Awards have honoured 220 outstanding young scientists and engineers.