Dr Jay Patel
Lecturer in Functional Photonics
Dr Jay Patel is a Lecturer in Functional Photonics in the Department of Physics, King's College London.
His current work focuses on advancing multi-junction perovskite solar cells with a high power-to-weight ratio. This research is conducted at the National Thin Film Cluster Facility for Advanced Functional Materials, which is hosted by the University of Oxford, London Centre of Nanotechnology, and King’s College London. His groups work extends to the development of emerging semiconductors for energy applications, along with a keen interest in understanding the thin-film growth processes during vapor deposition of these novel materials. His research lies at the intersection of chemistry, physics, and materials science.
Dr Patel received his MChem degree from the University of Warwick in 2014 and completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2019. Following that, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Renewable & Sustainable Energy Institute, a collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the University of Colorado Boulder, from 2019 to 2022. From 2022 to 2023, he held positions as a David Clarke EPSRC Fellow and Fulford Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. In 2023, he joined King's College London as a lecturer in Functional Photonics.