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Dr Joe Briscoe

MSci (Hons), PhD, ProfGradIMMM, MInstP

Lecturer in Functional Materials

Department School of Engineering and Materials Science
 113, Eng, Mile End
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 3552
Email j.briscoe@qmul.ac.uk
Homepage https://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/staff/j.briscoe

Research Interests

Synthesis of nanostructured functional materials, e.g. light-absorber, charge transport layers, photocatalyst (PC) and photoelectrocatalyst (PEC) materials, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics.
Construction and testing of inorganic and hybrid devices including:

Dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSCs)
Organo-lead halide perovskites
Quantum dot-sensitised solar cells
Inorganic/organic hybrid nanostructured PVs.
Nanostructured piezoelectric energy harvestors on flexible substrates.

Material characterisation including SEM, XRD, UV-Vis spectroscopy, PL, XPS.

2018

Butt MTZ, Preuss K, Titirici M-M, Rehman HU and Briscoe J (2018). Biomass-Derived Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Aerogel Counter Electrodes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. Materials (Basel)  vol. 11, (7) 10.3390/ma11071171

TU Y, AHMAD N, BRISCOE J, ZHANG D and KRAUSE S (2018). Light-Addressable Potentiometric Sensors using ZnO Nanorods as the Sensor Substrate for Bioanalytical Applications. American Chemical Society  Analytical Chemistry  10.1021/acs.analchem.8b02244

Chen S, Wang J, Zhang Z, Briscoe J, Warwick MEA, Li H and Hu P (2018). Aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition of conformal ZnO compact layers for efficient electron transport in perovskite solar cells. Materials Letters  vol. 217, 251-254. 10.1016/j.matlet.2018.01.090

TU Y, CHEN S, LI X, GORBACIOVA J, GILLIN WP, KRAUSE S and BRISCOE J (2018). Control of oxygen vacancies in ZnO nanorods by annealing and their influence on ZnO/PEDOT:PSS diode behaviour. Royal Society of Chemistry  Journal of Materials Chemistry C  10.1039/C7TC04284A

2017

Polydorou E, Botzakaki MA, Sakellis I, Soultati A, Kaltzoglou A, Papadopoulos TA, Briscoe J, Drivas C, Seintis K, Fakis M, Palilis LC, Georga SN, Krontiras CA, Kennou S, Falaras P, Boukos N, Davazoglou D, Argitis P and Vasilopoulou M (2017). Improved Stability of Polymer Solar Cells in Ambient Air via Atomic Layer Deposition of Ultrathin Dielectric Layers. Advanced Materials Interfaces  10.1002/admi.201700231

Cui Y, Briscoe J, Wang Y, Tarakina NV and Dunn S (2017). Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of Heterostructured Ferroelectric BaTiO3/?-Fe2O3 and the Significance of Interface Morphology Control. Acs Appl Mater Interfaces  vol. 9, (29) 24518-24526. 10.1021/acsami.7b03523

Briscoe J and Dunn S (2017). Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: The Future of Using Earth-Abundant Elements in Counter Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (Adv. Mater. 20/2016). Adv Mater  vol. 28, (20) 3976-3976. 10.1002/adma.201670140

Polydorou E, Sakellis I, Soultati A, Kaltzoglou A, Papadopoulos TA, Briscoe J, Tsikritzis D, Fakis M, Palilis LC, Kennou S, Argitis P, Falaras P, Davazoglou D and Vasilopoulou M (2017). Avoiding ambient air and light induced degradation in high-efficiency polymer solar cells by the use of hydrogen-doped zinc oxide as electron extraction material. Nano Energy  vol. 34, 500-514. 10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.02.047

Novák P, Briscoe J, Kozák T, Kormunda M, Netrvalová M and Bachratá Š (2017). Optimization of sputtered ZnO transparent conductive seed layer for flexible ZnO-nanorod-based devices. Thin Solid Films  10.1016/j.tsf.2017.02.017

Zhang H, Liu Y, Huo S, Briscoe J, Tu W, Picot OT, Rezai A, Bilotti E and Peijs T (2017). Filtration effects of graphene nanoplatelets in resin infusion processes: Problems and possible solutions. Composites Science and Technology  vol. 139, 138-145. 10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.12.020

Titirici M-M, Marinovic A, Dunn S, Swee Kiat L and Briscoe J (2017). Carbon Nanodot Solar Cells from Renewable Precursors. Chemsuschem  10.1002/cssc.201601741

2016

Ananthakumar S, Li X, Anderson A-L, Yilmaz P, Dunn S, Babu SM and Briscoe J (2016). Photo-enhanced catalytic activity of spray-coated Cu2SnSe3 nanoparticle counter electrode for dye-sensitised solar cells. Physica Status Solidi-Rapid Research Letters  vol. 10, (10) 739-744. 10.1002/pssr.201600207

Briscoe J and Dunn S (2016). The Future of Using Earth-Abundant Elements in Counter Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Adv Mater  vol. 28, (20) 3802-3813. 10.1002/adma.201504085

Polydorou E, Zeniou A, Tsikritzis D, Soultati A, Sakellis I, Gardelis S, Papadopoulos TA, Briscoe J, Palilis LC, Kennou S, Gogolides E, Argitis P, Davazoglou D and Vasilopoulou M (2016). Surface passivation effect by fluorine plasma treatment on ZnO for efficiency and lifetime improvement of inverted polymer solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A  vol. 4, (30) 11844-11858. 10.1039/c6ta03594a

2015

Chen S, Briscoe J, Shi Y, Chen K, Wilson RM, Dunn S and Binions R (2015). A simple, low-cost CVD route to high-quality CH<inf>3</inf>NH<inf>3</inf>PbI<inf>3</inf> perovskite thin films. Crystengcomm  vol. 17, (39) 7486-7489. 10.1039/c5ce01496d

Briscoe J, Marinovic A, Sevilla M, Dunn S and Titirici M (2015). Biomass-derived carbon quantum dot sensitizers for solid-state nanostructured solar cells. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl  vol. 54, (15) 4463-4468. 10.1002/anie.201409290

Jalali N, Briscoe J, Tan YZ, Woolliams P, Stewart M, Weaver PM, Cain MG and Dunn S (2015). ZnO nanorod surface modification with PDDA/PSS Bi-layer assembly for performance improvement of ZnO piezoelectric energy harvesting devices. Springer Us  Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology  vol. 73, (3) 544-549. 10.1007/s10971-014-3512-4

Ansari F, Njuguna J, Kavosh N and Briscoe J (2015). Correlation between stem cell differentiation and the topography of zinc oxide nanorods. Journal of Bionanoscience  vol. 9, (1) 73-76. 10.1166/jbns.2015.1274

2014

Briscoe J and Dunn S (2014). Piezoelectric nanogenerators - a review of nanostructured piezoelectric energy harvesters. Nano Energy  vol. 14, 15-29. 10.1016/j.nanoen.2014.11.059

Loh L, Briscoe J and Dunn S (2014). Chemical protection of ZnO nanorods at ultralow pH To form a hierarchical BiFeO3/ZnO core-shell structure. Acs Appl Mater Interfaces  vol. 7, (1) 152-157. 10.1021/am505019p

Jalali N, Woolliams P, Stewart M, Weaver PM, Cain MG, Dunn S and Briscoe J (2014). Improved performance of p-n junction-based ZnO nanogenerators through CuSCN-passivation of ZnO nanorods. Journal of Materials Chemistry A  vol. 2, (28) 10945-10951. 10.1039/c4ta01714e

Loh L, Briscoe J and Dunn S (2014). Enhanced performance with bismuth ferrite perovskite in ZnO nanorod solid state solar cells. Nanoscale  vol. 6, (12) 7072-7078. 10.1039/c4nr00911h

2013

Cui Y, Briscoe J and Dunn S (2013). Effect of ferroelectricity on solar-light-driven photocatalytic activity of BaTiO3- Influence on the carrier separation and stern layer formation. Chemistry of Materials  vol. 25, (21) 4215-4223. 10.1021/cm402092f

Hatch SM, Sapelkin A, Cibin G, Taylor R, Dent A, Briscoe J and Dunn S (2013). Investigating the source of deep-level photoluminescence in ZnO nanorods using optically detected x-ray absorption spectroscopy. Journal of Applied Physics  vol. 114, (15) 10.1063/1.4824810

Briscoe J, Jalali N, Woolliams P, Stewart M, Weaver PM, Cain M and Dunn S (2013). Measurement techniques for piezoelectric nanogenerators. Energy and Environmental Science  vol. 6, (10) 3035-3045. 10.1039/c3ee41889h

Briscoe J, Jalali N, Wooliams P, Stewart M, Cain M, Weaver PM and Dunn S (2013). ZnO nanogenerators - Energy generation through scavenging vibration, advantages of using a diode. Proceedings of Spie - The International Society For Optical Engineering  vol. 8763, 10.1117/12.2015234

Hatch SM, Briscoe J, Sapelkin A, Gillin WP, Gilchrist JB, Ryan MP, Heutz S and Dunn S (2013). Influence of anneal atmosphere on ZnO-nanorod photoluminescent and morphological properties with self-powered photodetector performance. Ieee  J. Appl. Phys.  vol. 113, (20) 204501-9. 10.1063/1.4805349

Hatch SM, Briscoe J and Dunn S (2013). A self-powered ZnO-nanorod/CuSCN UV photodetector exhibiting rapid response. Adv Mater  vol. 25, (6) 867-871. 10.1002/adma.201204488

Ghidini M, Pellicelli R, Prieto JL, Moya X, Soussi J, Briscoe J, Dunn S and Mathur ND (2013). Non-volatile electrically-driven repeatable magnetization reversal with no applied magnetic field. Nature Publishing Group  Nature Communications  vol. 4, 1453-1453. 10.1038/ncomms2398

Hatch SM, Briscoe J and Dunn S (2013). Improved CuSCN-ZnO diode performance with spray deposited CuSCN. Thin Solid Films  vol. 531, 404-407. 10.1016/j.tsf.2012.12.114

Briscoe J, Jalali N, Loh L, Shoaee S, Wooliams P, Stewart M, Cain M, Weaver PM, Durrant JR and Dunn S (2013). ZnO nanostructured diodes - Enhancing energy generation through scavenging vibration. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings  vol. 1556, 1-10. 10.1557/opl.2013.758

Shoaee S, Briscoe J, Durrant JR and Dunn S (2013). Acoustic Enhancement of Polymer/ZnO Nanorod Photovoltaic Device Performance. Advanced Materials  10.1002/adma.201303304

Jalali N, Briscoe J, Woolliams P, Stewart M, Weaver PM, Cain M and Dunn S (2013). Passivation of zinc oxide nanowires for improved piezoelectric energy harvesting devices. Journal of Physics: Conference Series  vol. 476, (1) 10.1088/1742-6596/476/1/012131

Loh L, Briscoe J and Dunn S (2013). Perovskite enhanced solid state ZnO solar cells. Journal of Physics: Conference Series  vol. 476, (1) 10.1088/1742-6596/476/1/012008

2012

Briscoe J, Stewart M, Vopson M, Cain M, Weaver PM and Dunn S (2012). Nanostructured zinc oxide piezoelectric energy generators based on semiconductor P-N junctions. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings  vol. 1439, 151-156. 10.1557/opl.2012.1242

Briscoe J, Stewart M, Vopson M, Cain M, Weaver PM and Dunn S (2012). Nanostructured p-n junctions for kinetic-to-electrical energy conversion. Advanced Energy Materials  vol. 2, (10) 1261-1268. 10.1002/aenm.201200205

Briscoe J, Bilotti E and Dunn S (2012). Measured efficiency of a ZnO nanostructured diode piezoelectric energy harvesting device. Applied Physics Letters  vol. 101, (9) 10.1063/1.4749279

2011

Briscoe J and Dunn S (2011). Extremely thin absorber solar cells based on nanostructured semiconductors. Materials Science and Technology  vol. 27, (12) 1741-1756. 10.1179/026708311X13135950699209

Briscoe J, Gallardo DE, Lesnyak V and Dunn S (2011). Influence of Annealing on Composition and Optical Properties of CdTe Nanoparticle Layer-by-Layer Films. J Nanosci Nanotechno  vol. 11, (6) 5270-5273. 10.1166/jnn.2011.4154

Briscoe J, Gallardo DE and Dunn S (2011). ZnO Nanorods-A Backbone for PV's. Ferroelectrics  vol. 420, 19-24. 10.1080/00150193.2011.594771

Briscoe J, Gallardo DE, Hatch S, Lesnyak V, Gaponik N and Dunn S (2011). Enhanced quantum dot deposition on ZnO nanorods for photovoltaics through layer-by-layer processing. J Mater Chem  vol. 21, (8) 2517-2523. 10.1039/c0jm02279a

2010

Adikaari AADT, Briscoe J, Dunn S, Carey JD and Silva SRP (2010). Effect of transparent electrode on the performance of bulk heterojunction solar cells. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings  vol. 1270, 67-71. 10.1557/PROC-1270-HH14-23

Briscoe J, Gallardo DE and Dunn S (2010). Layer-by-layer CdTe nanoparticle absorbers for ZnO nanorod solar cells - The influence of annealing on cell performance. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings  vol. 1260, 27-34.

Briscoe J, Gallardo DE and Dunn S (2010). Antimony doped ZnO nanorods - A change from n to p type? Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings  vol. 1256, 194-198.

2009

Briscoe J, Gallardo DE and Dunn S (2009). In situ antimony doping of solution-grown ZnO nanorods. Chem Commun  (10) 1273-1275. 10.1039/b820797f

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