About

 

Alexander R. Uhl received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), Switzerland and Diploma in Nanoscale Engineering from the University of Würzburg, Germany after graduate stays at the University of British Columbia, Canada and Uppsala University, Sweden.  As a three-time fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Washington, USA with Prof. Hugh Hillhouse and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland with Prof. Michael Graetzel and Prof. Anders Hagfeldt.

Dr. Uhl joined the Okanagan School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia in January 2019. With a focus on materials and technologies for solar energy conversion, Dr. Uhl develops printed solar cells, tandem devices, and photoelectrochemical devices for clean and renewable electricity and storable fuels. His devices currently hold the world record for the highest power conversion efficiency for Culn(S,Se)2 solar cells from any non-vacuum process. Dr. Uhl has filed two patents on solution-processed chalcogenide solar cells, is the author of an invited book chapter on perovskite solar cells, Guest Editor for the scientific journal Thin Solid Films, Associate Editor for Frontiers in Energy Research, and Principal’s Research Chair in Solar Energy Conversion (Tier 2).

 

Educational Background

Research Associate – Chemical Engineering – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Postdoctoral Fellow – Chemical Engineering – University of Washington, Seattle, United States

PhD – Materials Science & Engineering – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland

Diploma – Nanoscale Engineering – Julius-Maximilian University Würzburg, Germany