Henry Snaith

University of Oxford

HENRY SNAITH is a professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD degree in 2004 from the University of Cambridge, and undertook his Postdoc at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. His research has focused on new materials and device architectures for future generation low cost photovoltaics. His achievements include the first demonstration of “gyroid” structured titania for dye solar cells, the first demonstration of mesoporous single crystals of anataze TiO2 and the recent discovery high efficiency solid-state organic-inorganic metal halide perovskite-based thin film and mesosuperstructured solar cells.

Snaith was awarded the Patterson Medal of the Institute of Physics in 2012, and named one of “Nature's Ten” people who mattered in 2013, and received the MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award in 2014. In 2010, he founded Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd., which is commercializing perovskite solar cells for building integrated and utility scale photovoltaic applications.