Dr Mojtaba Abdi Jalebi
Dr Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi is a University Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Energy Materials and the Head of Research at the Institute for Materials Discovery, Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University College London (UCL). He is also a Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He graduated from Sharif University of Technology in 2012 with a BSc (Materials Science and Engineering) and he received his MSc in Materials Science and Engineering in 2014 from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He completed his PhD in Physics at Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, receiving the 2018 Semiconductor Physics Thesis Prize from Institute of Physics. From 2018-2020, he was a Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge University and Wolfson College, Cambridge, where he set up a spin-out company to develop energy harvesting devices based on emerging semiconductors. Mojtaba established his research group at UCL in 2020, with a focus on material and electronic properties of emerging semiconductors including halide perovskites, small molecules and organic semiconductors for low-cost electronics applications including solar-photovoltaics and lighting. His research aims to develop and incorporate new inexpensive materials in functional devices to alter the energy landscape by reducing the cost of energy production, storage and consumption. He is at the forefront of the perovskite optoelectronics field with many strong international collaborations. His research generates more than 50 publications in high impact journals including Nature (#3) and Science (#2) with over 3700 citations and h-index of 27 as well as patents that are currently under commercial exploitation in two spin-out companies. He is also leading enterprise and exploitation team at the UCL Institute for Materials Discovery.