Research & Institution
University of Oxford
Department of Physics
Oxford OX1 3PU
Moritz Riede is Professor of Soft Functional Nanomaterials in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford, UK. Before moving to Oxford, he worked in Germany at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the University of Freiburg as PhD student, and at the Technische Universität Dresden as postdoctoral researcher and head of a junior research group. His academic research is currently focused on organic solar cells, a new solar cell technology that has potential for light-weight, flexible, large area, long-living and efficient solar cells delivering electricity cheaper than anything today. This kind of emerging solar cell is based on organic semiconductors, i.e. the same material class that is used in organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays of many modern smartphones. The investigations range from fundamental studies in the photophysics of organic semiconductors to the optimisation of organic solar cells. Beyond organic solar cells, his interests are renewable energies and tackling the corresponding challenges for transforming our energy system into a sustainable one, as well as the special responsibility of researchers towards society and support of early career researchers.
In the Global Young Academy, he served on the Executive Committee from 2015 to 2018, including one term as Co-Chair.