Prof Ken Ghiggino

Research summary

Professor Ken Ghiggino’s research involves the application of spectroscopic techniques to characterize the photophysics and photochemistry of materials for light harvesting, solar concentration, and photovoltaic cells. Techniques available in his laboratories include single molecule spectroscopy, ultrafast luminescence and transient absorption spectroscopy, and time-resolved fluorescence imaging. Current projects include characterising the dynamics of energy and charge transport in organic photovoltaic materials, improving efficiencies of luminescent concentrators and developing materials for energy upconversion and singlet fission.


Research keywords: photophysics, organic photovoltaics, light harvesting, energy upconversion, singlet fission, ultrafast spectroscopy, time-resolved luminescence imaging

Affiliation: School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne: ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx)

Contact: ghiggino[at]unimelb[dot]edu[dot]au

Address: School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, 3010

Websites: http://uml.chemistry.unimelb.edu.au/ & http://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/display/person15972