Robert Hoye


Dr. Robert Hoye joined the lab in March 2015. He is interested in accelerating the discovery of new optoelectronic materials by developing materials screening processes. He studied Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland in New Zealand (BE(Hons), 2012), before gaining his PhD in Materials Science at the University of Cambridge (2015). During his PhD, Robert used a custom-made atmospheric pressure spatial atomic layer deposition (AP-SALD) system to ‘print’ thin films of metal oxides. He tuned the electron-affinity of AP-SALD ZnO through Mg incorporation and used this material to improve the performance of hybrid perovskite LEDs, as well as quantum dot and cuprous oxide solar cells.

A full publication list can be found on Google Scholar citations.

Selected research articles:
Robert L. Z. Hoye, Matthew R. Chua, Kevin P. Musselman, Guangru Li, May-Ling Lai, Zhi Kuang Tan, Neil C. Greenham, Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll, Richard H. Friend, and Dan Credgington. Enhanced Performance in Fluorene-Free Organometal Halide Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes using Tunable, Low Electron Affinity Oxide Electron Injectors. Advanced Materials, 27(8), 1414-1419 (2015). (view)

Robert L. Z. Hoye, Bruno Ehrler, Marcus L. Böhm, David Muñoz-Rojas, Rashid M. Altamimi, Ahmed Y. Alyamani, Yana Vaynzof, Aditya Sadhanala, Giorgio Ercolano, Neil C. Greenham, Richard H. Friend, Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll, and Kevin P. Musselman. Improved Open-Circuit Voltage in ZnO – PbSe Quantum Dot Solar Cells by Understanding and Reducing Losses Arising from the ZnO Conduction Band Tail. Advanced Energy Materials, 4(8), 1301544 (2014). (view)

Kevin P. Musselman, Sebastian Albert-Seifried, Robert L. Z. Hoye, Aditya Sadhanala, David Muñoz-Rojas, Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll, and Richard H. Friend. Improved Exciton Dissociation at Semiconducting Polymer:ZnO Donor:Acceptor Interfaces via Nitrogen Doping of ZnO. Advanced Functional Materials, 24(23), 3562-3570 (2014). (view)

Selected review articles:
Robert L. Z. Hoye, David Muñoz-Rojas, Shelby F. Nelson, Andrea Illiberi, Paul Poodt, Fred Roozeboom, and Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll. Atmospheric Pressure Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition of ZnO Thin Films: Reactors, Doping, and Devices. APL Materials, 3(4), 040701 (2015). (view)

Robert L. Z. Hoye, Kevin P. Musselman, and Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll. Doping ZnO and TiO2 for solar cells. APL Materials, 1(6), 060701 (2013). (view)

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