Nitrogen filled glove box at the University of Sheffield for making and handling perovskite solar cells

START’s fundamental research will expand the knowledge base through scientific publications that will drive the focus of development towards devices/treatments for low and middle income countries, while the applied research into disruptive technologies will produce test structures for proof of concept devices or drug targets.

It is an exciting prospect to work together on these challenging problems and this funding will enable us to form very strong links at all levels, in particular helping to train the next generation of researchers in nations including South Africa, Lesotho, Ethiopia and Egypt. The work will focus around the development needs of the African countries, driven by the Africa-based investigators and the NGOs like the African Science Leadership programme which is located at the University of Pretoria and has been co-developed by the Global Young Academy.

Principal Investigator Prof. Chris Nicklin