Dr David McMeekin | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Dr David McMeekin

Research Fellow

McMeekin's research is focused on integrating novel hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite absorber in monolithic perovskite/silicon and all-perovskite tandem architectures for solar cell applications. He aims to study the role of the ionic composition of the perovskite structure in order to improve the performance and stability of this novel photovoltaic material.

Qualifications: 
PhD: Physics, University of Oxford (2018)
MSc: Microengineering, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (2014)
BSc in Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa (2009)
Centre Research Themes: 
1. Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion

Publications

Journal Articles
Kurdi, K. Al; McCarthy, D. P.; McMeekin, D. P.; Fürer, S. O.; Tremblay, M. - H.; Barlow, S.; Bach, U.; Marder, S. R. A naphthalene diimide side-chain polymer as an electron-extraction layer for stable perovskite solar cells. Materials Chemistry Frontiers 2021, 5 (1), 450-457 DOI: 10.1039/D0QM00685H. doi: 10.1039/D0QM00685H
Lin, X.; Lu, J.; Raga, S. R.; McMeekin, D. P.; Ou, Q.; Scully, A. D.; Tan, B.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Deng, S.; Zhao, B.; et al. Balancing Charge Extraction for Efficient Back‐Contact Perovskite Solar Cells by Using an Embedded Mesoscopic Architecture. Advanced Energy Materials 2021, 11 (21), 2100053 DOI: 10.1002/aenm.v11.21,10.1002/aenm.202100053. doi: 10.1002/aenm.v11.21,10.1002/aenm.202100053
Surmiak, A.; Zhang, T.; Lu, J.; Rietwyk, K. James; Raga, S. Ruiz; McMeekin, D. P.; Bach, U. High‐Throughput Characterization of Perovskite Solar Cells for Rapid Combinatorial Screening. Solar RRL 2020, 4 (7), 2000097 DOI: 10.1002/solr.v4.7,10.1002/solr.202000097. doi: 10.1002/solr.v4.7,10.1002/solr.202000097
Bu, T.; Li, J.; Lin, Q.; McMeekin, D. P.; Sun, J.; Wang, M.; Chen, W.; Wen, X.; Mao, W.; McNeill, C. R.; et al. Structure engineering of hierarchical layered perovskite interface for efficient and stable wide bandgap photovoltaics. Nano Energy 2020, 75, 104917 DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.104917. doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.104917
Rietwyk, K. James; Tan, B.; Surmiak, A.; Lu, J.; McMeekin, D. P.; Raga, S. R.; Duffy, N.; Bach, U. Light intensity modulated photoluminescence for rapid series resistance mapping of perovskite solar cells. Nano Energy 2020, 73, 104755 DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.104755. doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.104755
Ruan, S.; McMeekin, D. P.; Fan, R.; Webster, N. A. S.; Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.; Cheng, Y. - B.; Lu, J.; Ruan, Y.; McNeill, C. R. Raman Spectroscopy of Formamidinium-Based Lead Halide Perovskite Single Crystals. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2020, 124 (4), 2265-2272 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08917. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b08917
Ruan, S.; Surmiak, A.; Ruan, Y.; McMeekin, D. P.; Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.; Cheng, Y. - B.; Lu, J.; McNeill, C. R. Light induced degradation in mixed-halide perovskites. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2019, 7 (30), 9326 - 9334 DOI: 10.1039/C9TC02635E. doi: 10.1039/C9TC02635E
Tan, B.; Raga, S. R.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Fürer, S. O.; Zheng, F.; McMeekin, D. P.; Jiang, L.; Mao, W.; Lin, X.; Wen, X.; et al. P‐Dopant: LiTFSI‐Free Spiro‐OMeTAD‐Based Perovskite Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiencies Exceeding 19%(Cover: Adv. Energy Mater. 32/2019). Advanced Energy Materials 2019, 9 (32) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201970123. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201970123
Tan, B.; Raga, S. R.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Fürer, S. O.; Zheng, F.; McMeekin, D. P.; Jiang, L.; Mao, W.; Lin, X.; Wen, X.; et al. LiTFSI‐Free Spiro‐OMeTAD‐Based Perovskite Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiencies Exceeding 19%. Advanced Energy Materials 2019, 9 (32), 1901519 DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201901519. doi: 10.1002/aenm.201901519