Dr Tom Hopper MChem DIC PhD RSci CChem MRSC MInstP

TomKat Postdoctoral Fellow in Sustainable Energy, 

United States


Research Focus

Tom seeks to fast track the development of new optoelectronic materials and devices by elucidating their properties at the most fundamental level. During his doctoral research and subsequent EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship at Imperial College London, Tom played a pioneering role in the design and construction of femtosecond optical control experiments, and applied them to pinpoint efficiency-limiting processes in emerging photovoltaic systems based on organic, hybrid and nanoscale materials. As a TomKat Postdoctoral Fellow in Sustainable Energy in the Lindenberg Group, Tom deploys state-of-the-art ultrafast optical and structural probes at Stanford and SLAC to visualize and manipulate energy transport in novel materials systems made from low-dimensional semiconductors.


  • Detecting and directing atomic-scale energy transport in supernanostructures


  • TomKat Postdoctoral Fellow in Sustainable Energy

Global goals

Target 7.1
Target 7.2
Target 7.3
Target 7.A

Professional Organisations

  • Royal Society of Chemistry; Institute of Physics


  • United States

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