Dr. Shijing Sun delivered the inaugural A3MD Distinguished Seminar entitled: “Data-Driven Discovery in the Search for Next-Generation Solar Cell Materials”
There is a need for rapid technological development of new sustainable energy technologies to meet climate targets. However, functional clean energy materials comprise a large, high-dimensional space that spans chemical composition and structure, fabrication conditions, and device performance. To tackle this space, we employ theory, data-driven methods, and high-throughput experimentation. In this talk, I discuss efforts using these methods to search for new stable metal halide perovskite photoabsorbers, the design of protective capping layers, and the discovery of new non-toxic perovskites.