Dr Sebastian Olivier Furer | ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science

Dr Sebastian Olivier Furer

Research Fellow

Sebastian O. Fürer is a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Udo Bach at Monash University. He received his PhD from the University of Basel (Switzerland) in 2015 working in the research group of Prof. Catherine E. Housecroft and Prof. Edwin C. Constable. In 2016 he received an Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science foundation and joined the group of Prof. Udo Bach. Dr. Fürer has a strong background in materials chemistry for photovoltaic and charge transport applications. His current interests are in hole-transporting materials and interface engineering in the area of perovskite and dye-sensitized solar cells.

Qualifications: 
PhD Chemistry, University of Basel (2015)
MSc Chemistry, University of Basel (2011)
BSc Chemistry, University of Basel (2009)
ORCID iD: 
0000000339544657
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
Fürer, S. O.; Milhuisen, R. A.; Kashif, M. K.; Raga, S. R.; Acharya, S. S.; Forsyth, C.; Liu, M.; Frazer, L.; Duffy, N. W.; C. Ohlin, A.; et al. The Performance‐Determining Role of Lewis Bases in Dye‐Sensitized Solar Cells Employing Copper‐Bisphenanthroline Redox Mediators. Advanced Energy Materials 2020, 10 (37), 2002067 DOI: 10.1002/aenm.v10.37,10.1002/aenm.202002067. doi: 10.1002/aenm.v10.37,10.1002/aenm.202002067
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
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