Mathias Rothmann

Mathias Rothmann portrait

I am very interested in how the microscopic features of next-generation perovskite solar cells influence the overall macroscopic device properties. To better understand this, I use high-powered electron microscopes to study the microstructural and crystallographic properties of perovskite thin films, and try to correlate these properties with macroscopic performance indicators.

I grew up in Denmark and Belgium and got my M.Sc. in Physics and Nanotechnology Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in 2013. After finishing my M.Sc., I moved to Australia, where I worked as a brewer in a small craft brewery before doing a PhD in electron microscopy on perovskite solar cells at Monash University. Since 2018, I have been working between the Materials and the Physics Department as a postdoc at the University of Oxford, developing advanced electron microscope techniques for perovskite solar cell studies. Over the years, I have earned several awards, including the Borland Prize for best non-specialist thesis talk in the Australian state of Victoria, and the Mollie Holman Medal for best PhD thesis of the year in the Monash Engineering Faculty. In my spare time, I pick up heavy things to put them down again, brew beer, and put cocktails into small bottles.

Clarendon Laboratory
University of Oxford
Parks Rd
Oxford OX1 3PU