Dr Narendra Pai | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Dr Narendra Pai

Research Fellow

Dr Narendra Pai concluded his PhD research on developing solution processible lead-free solar cells at Monash University in July 2019 under the guidance of Dr Alexandr Simonov and Late Prof. Leone Spiccia. Adjunctive to his PhD research, he was awarded post-graduate publication scholarship by School of Chemistry.

Prior to PhD research, he has spent time on developing photoanodes for dye-sensitised solar cells as part of Master's research back in India. Currently, Narendra is enthusiastic about developing novel lead-free perovskite materials as part of his research fellow position in Bach group.

PhD in Chemistry
Masters by research in Nanotechnology
Centre Research Themes: 
1. Excitonic Systems for Solar Energy Conversion


Journal Articles
Zhang, Y.; Zhu, Y.; Hu, M.; Pai, N.; Qin, T.; Cheng, Y. - B.; Bach, U.; Simonov, A. N.; Lu, J. Self-Enhancement of Efficiency and Self-Attenuation of Hysteretic Behavior of Perovskite Solar Cells with Aging. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2022, 13 (12), 2792 - 2799 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c00278. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.2c00278
Li, W.; Zhu, B.; Rothmann, M. Uller; Liu, A.; Chen, W.; Choo, Y. Yee; Pai, N.; Mao, W.; Zhang, T.; Bao, Q.; et al. Intermediate phase-enhanced Ostwald ripening for the elimination of phase segregation in efficient inorganic CsPbIBr2 perovskite solar cells中间相促进CsPbIBr2晶体生长以消除高效无机钙钛矿太阳能电池的卤素相分离. Science China Materials 2021, 64 (11), 2655-2666 DOI: 10.1007/s40843-021-1660-6. doi: 10.1007/s40843-021-1660-6
Pai, N.; Lu, J.; Wang, M.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Seeber, A.; Cherepanov, P. V.; Senevirathna, D. C.; Gengenbach, T. R.; Medhekar, N. V.; Andrews, P. C.; et al. Enhancement of the intrinsic light harvesting capacity of Cs2AgBiBr6 double perovskite via modification with sulphide. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2020, 8 (4), 2008 - 2020 DOI: 10.1039/C9TA10422D. doi: 10.1039/C9TA10422D
Pai, N.; Lu, J.; Gengenbach, T. R.; Seeber, A.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Jiang, L.; Senevirathna, D. C.; Andrews, P. C.; Bach, U.; Cheng, Y. - B.; et al. Silver Bismuth Sulfoiodide Solar Cells: Tuning Optoelectronic Properties by Sulfide Modification for Enhanced Photovoltaic Performance. Advanced Energy Materials 2019, 9 (5), 1803396 DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201803396. doi: 10.1002/aenm.201803396
Lu, J.; Scully, A. D.; Sun, J.; Tan, B.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Raga, S. Ruiz; Jiang, L.; Lin, X.; Pai, N.; Huang, W.; et al. Multiple Roles of Cobalt Pyrazol-Pyridine Complexes in High-Performing Perovskite Solar Cells. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2019, 10 (16), 4675 - 4682 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01783. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b01783
Lu, J.; Lin, X.; Jiao, X.; Gengenbach, T.; Scully, A. D.; Jiang, L.; Tan, B.; Sun, J.; Li, B.; Pai, N.; et al. Interfacial benzenethiol modification facilitates charge transfer and improves stability of cm-sized metal halide perovskite solar cells with up to 20% efficiency. Energy & Environmental Science 2018, 11 (7), 1880 - 1889 DOI: 10.1039/C8EE00754C. doi: 10.1039/C8EE00754C
Ruan, S.; Lu, J.; Pai, N.; Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.; Cheng, Y. - B.; Ruan, Y.; McNeill, C. R. An optical fibre-based sensor for the detection of gaseous ammonia with methylammonium lead halide perovskite. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2018, 6 (26), 6988 - 6995 DOI: 10.1039/C8TC01552J. doi: 10.1039/C8TC01552J
Pai, N.; Lu, J.; Senevirathna, D. C.; Chesman, A. S. R.; Gengenbach, T.; Chatti, M.; Bach, U.; Andrews, P. C.; Spiccia, L.; Cheng, Y.; et al. Spray deposition of AgBiS 2 and Cu 3 BiS 3 thin films for photovoltaic applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2018, 6 (10), 2483 - 2494 DOI: 10.1039/C7TC05711C. doi: 10.1039/C7TC05711C
Lu, J.; Liu, Z.; Pai, N.; Jiang, L.; Bach, U.; Simonov, A. N.; Cheng, Y.; Spiccia, L. Molecular Engineering of Zinc-Porphyrin Sensitisers for p-Type Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells. ChemPlusChem 2018, 83 (7), 711 - 720 DOI: 10.1002/cplu.201800104. doi: 10.1002/cplu.201800104
Lu, J.; Jiang, L.; Li, W.; Li, F.; Pai, N.; Scully, A. D.; Tsai, C. - M.; Bach, U.; Simonov, A. N.; Cheng, Y. - B.; et al. Diammonium and Monoammonium Mixed-Organic-Cation Perovskites for High Performance Solar Cells with Improved Stability. Advanced Energy Materials 2017, 7 (18), 1700444 DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201700444. doi: 10.1002/aenm.201700444