Theses

PhD theses

  1. Transfer of Triplet Excitons in Singlet Fission-Silicon Solar Cells
    Benjamin Daiber, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Groningen, April 9, 2021. Promotors: prof. dr. B. Ehrler, dr. E. Alarcón-Lladó
  2. Dielectric metasurfaces for light management in photovoltaics
    Verena Neder, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, March 25, 2021. Promotors: prof. dr. A. Polman, prof. dr. A. Alu
  3. Playing Legos with Nanocubes
    Harshal Agrawal, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, January 27, 2021. Advisor: prof. dr. E.C. Garnett
  4. Interphase: On Nanofabrication and Electrical Double Layer Dynamics with Electrochemical Scanning Probes
    Mark Aarts, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, January 26, 2021. Advisor: dr. E. Alarcón-Lladó
  5. Quantifying the efficiency and stability potential of perovskite-based devices
    Moritz H. Futscher, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, January 9, 2020. Advisor: dr. B. Ehrler
  6. Photosynthesis of nanomaterials with optical resonances
    Evgenia Kontoleta, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, December 5, 2019. Advisor: prof. dr. E.C. Garnett
  7. Desinging Interfaces in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells by Atomic Layer Deposition
    Dibyashree Koushik, Ph.D. Thesis, Eindhoven University of Technology, September 3, 2019. Advisor: prof. dr. A. Creatore
  8. Photophysics of novel optoelectronic materials under hydrostatic pressure
    TianYi Wang, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, March 26, 2019. Advisor: dr. B. Ehrler
  9. Understanding losses in halide perovskite thin-films
    Gede W.P. Adhyaksa, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, May 22, 2018. Advisor: prof. dr. E.C. Garnett
  10. Monocrystalline halide perovskite nanostructures
    Parisa Khoram, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, April 25, 2018. Advisor: prof. dr. E.C. Garnett
  11. Interfaces in nanoscale photovoltaics
    Sebastian Z. Oener, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, December 8, 2016. Advisor: prof. dr. E.C. Garnett
  12. Quantifying limits and losses in nanostructured photovoltaics (cum laude)
    Sander A. Mann, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, December 6, 2016. Advisor: prof. dr. E.C. Garnett
  13. Internal and external light trapping for solar cells and modules
    Lourens van Dijk, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, May 30, 2016. Advisors: dr. M. Di Vece, prof. dr. A. Polman and prof. dr. R.E.I. Schropp
  14. Resonant nanophotonic structures for photovoltaics (cum laude)
    Jorik van de Groep, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Amsterdam, December 15, 2015. Advisor: prof. dr. A. Polman
  15. Before there was light: excited state dynamics in luminescent (nano)materials (cum laude)
    Freddy T. Rabouw, Ph.D. Thesis, Utrecht University, September 28, 2015. Advisor: prof. dr. D.A.M. Vanmaekelbergh

Master’s theses by students trained by LMPV                                                                     

  1. Tailoring vortex cathodoluminescence emission using chiral photon sieves
    Nika van Nielen, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2020)
  2. Electron-induced carrier dynamics in semiconductors
    M. Vreugdenhil, Utrecht University (2020)
  3. Theoretical and experimental efficiency estimates of ultra-thin, flexible silicon for photovoltaic cells
    Pepijn Koppejan, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2020)
  4. Micro-confined ion transport in asymmetric Si-channels
    Rosa Brakkee, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2020)
  5. Electro-deposited indium for nanophotonics
    Merlinde Wobben, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2020)
  6. Factors impacting the Kramers-Kronig compliance of impedance spectra from perovskite solar cells and the influence on equivalent circuit modelling
    Mischa Hillenius, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2020)
  7. Direct or Indirect? Unraveling the bandgap nature of metal halide perovskites
    Marnix Ackermans, TU Delft (2020)
  8. Using Carrier Multiplication to Maximise Luminescent Solar Concentrator-Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency
    Emil Kensington, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2020)
  9. Quantification of Ion migration in Perovskite solar cells with varying grain size
    Isabel Koschany, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2020)
  10. Light Ambiance Detector Progress Development Report
    Roel van Herk, VU University Amsterdam (2020)
  11. Quantum dots for electron-beam lithography
    Weiyi Ding, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2019)
  12. All-optical computing metasurfaces
    Andrea Cordaro, Scuola Superiore di Catania (2019)
  13. Meniscus Confined Electrochemical Deposition for 3D microprinting
    Rosa Rougoor, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2019)
  14. Towards inexpensive manufacturing of nanostructured III-V semiconductors using electrochemical mediated growth
    Yorick Bleiji, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2019)
  15. Enhanced light absorption in ultrathin-Si film using nanowire arrays as light couplers
    Dominique van Poorten, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2019)
  16. Triplet Energy Transfer in Singlet Fission Silicon Solar Cells
    Joris Bodin, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2019)
  17. Directing quantum dot emission in luminescent solar concentrators
    Kyra Orbons, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2019)
  18. Resonant metagratings for spectral and angular control of light in photovoltaics
    Floris Uleman, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2019)
  19. Harnessing singlet exciton fission to enhance silicon solar cells through direct charge-transfer
    Koen van den Hoven, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2018)
  20. Determining the resolution of coherent CL and characterization of optical materials
    Joris Schefold, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2018)
  21. Förster resonance energy transfer from PbS quantum dots to silicon: The missing link towards singlet fission solar cells
    Stefan Wil Tabernig, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2018)
  22. Simulating energy transfer of triplet excitons
    Roan van Leeuwen, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2018)
  23. Spectrum-splitting concepts for parallel-stacked tandem solar cells
    Tom Veeken, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2017)
  24. Broadband light trapping patterns for ultrathin CIGSe and CZTS solar cells
    M. Magda Solà Garcia, University of Amsterdam & VU University Amsterdam (2017)
  25. Photon upconversion in an ionic liquid: A pressure study
    Arnoud Jongeling, Wageningen University and Research Centre (2017)
  26. Managing triplet excitons in singlet fission sensitized pentacene solar cells
    Lucie McGovern, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (2017)
  27. Size-Dependent Open-Circuit Voltage in Lead Sulfide Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells
    Ruirt Bosma, University of Amsterdam (2017)
  28. Investigation of singlet fission in perylene bis(phenethylimde): an ultrafast process to overcome the Shockley-Queisser limit
    Maarten Mennes, University of Amsterdam (2016)
  29. Polarization and angular resolved cathodoluminescence image spectroscopy of resonant optical nanostructures
    Philip Heringlake, University of Amsterdam (2016)
  30. Grain size effects in transparent metal nanowire networks
    Teresa Ortmann, University of Amsterdam (2016)
  31. Plasmoelectronic measurements on metal nanohole arrays
    Philipp Tockhorn, University of Amsterdam (2016)
  32. Wide-angle, broadband graded metasurface for back reflection
    Verena Neder, University of Amsterdam (2016) – cum laude
  33. Indirect to direct bandgap transition in methylammonium lead halide perovskite
    Benjamin Daiber, University of Amsterdam (2016)
  34. t-butyl-Terrylene: novel singlet fission material for highly efficient solar cells
    Maria A. Mione, Utrecht University (2016)
  35. Quantum dot/Nanowire Hybrid Nanostructure for Solar Cell Applications
    Linda van der Waart, Technical University Delft (2015)
  36. Silver nanocubes as building blocks for a transparent conductive network
    Annemarie Berkhout, University of Amsterdam (2015)
  37. Dye functionalised silica coated gold nanoparticles to study localized surface plasmon – dye interactions
    Jantina Fokkema, Utrecht University (2014)
  38. Multi-energy deconvolution scanning electron microscopy
    Michiel de Goede, University of Amsterdam (2014)
  39. Trivalent europium ions as a probe for the electric and magnetic local density of states in Si nanoresonators
    Julia Attevelt, University of Amsterdam (2014)
  40. Contacting single core-shell nanowires for photovoltaics
    Cristina Sfiligoj, Technical University Delft (2013)

Bachelor’s theses by students trained by LMPV

  1. Understanding seasonal variations in bifacial gain predictions by the Light Ambiance Detector in AMOLF’s solar array
    Kaspar Wachinger, Amsterdam University College (2020)
  2. Utilizing Machine Learning to Predict the Solar Spectrum from all Directions
    Jouke Blum, University of Groningen (2020)
  3. Investigating Triplet Transfer in Singlet Fission – Low Bandgap Semiconductor Bilayers using Magnetic Field Effects
    Fabian Ecker, University of Konstanz  (2019)
  4. A novel multi-directional light detector for modelling the cost-efficiency benefits of bi-facial solar panels
    Andrea Pollastri, Amsterdam University College (2019)
  5. Dutch solar cell performance: The efficiency and Shockley-Queisser limits of various solar panels under Dutch weather conditions
    Ruby de Hart, Amsterdam University College (2016)
  6. Controlling the morphology of hybrid organic-inorganic lead bromide perovskite films on planar substrates
    Haralds Abolins, Amsterdam University College (2016)
  7. The core-shell nanowire as a solar cell
    John K.D. Huong, Amsterdam University College (2014)
  8. Measuring the optical responses of core@shell nanowires by using cathodoluminescence spectroscopy
    Linda van der Waart, University of Amsterdam (2013)