Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Mathematical Modelling, and Materials Design and Optimization

1st Edition - February 23, 2019

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  • Editors: Masoud Soroush, Kenneth K,S,Lau
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128145425
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128145418

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Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Mathematical Modelling and Materials Design and Optimization presents the latest information as edited from leaders in the field. It covers advances in DSSC design, fabrication and mathematical modelling and optimization, providing a comprehensive coverage of various DSSC advances that includes different system scales, from electronic to macroscopic level, and a consolidation of the results with fundamentals. The book is extremely useful as a monograph for graduate students and researchers, but is also a comprehensive, general reference on state-of-the-art techniques in modelling, optimization and design of DSSCs.

Key Features

  • Includes chapter contributions from worldwide leaders in the field
  • Offers first-principles of modelling solar cells with different system scales, from the electronic to macroscopic level
  • References, in a single resource, state-of-the-art techniques in modelling, optimization and design of DSSC


Engineers and researchers within the energy engineering field and all engineers dealing with mathematical models. Suitable for energy and mathematical modeling markets

Table of Contents

  • 1. Overview of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
    Kenneth K. S. Lau and Masoud Soroush
    2. Mathematical Modeling of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
    Jiawei Gong and Sumathy Krishnan
    3. Insights into Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells from Macroscopic-Scale First-Principles Mathematical Modeling
    Masoud Soroush and Kenneth K. S. Lau
    4. Charge Separation: From the Topology of Molecular Electronic Transitions to the Dye/Semiconductor Interfacial Energetics and Kinetics
    Thibaud Etienne and Mariachiara Pastore
    5. Linear-Response and Real-Time, Time-Dependent DFT for Predicting Optoelectronic Properties of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
    Bryan M. Wong
    6. Photovoltaic Performance of Natural Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study
    Vittaya Amornkitbamrung
    7. Recent Advances on Porphyrin Dyes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
    Lingamallu Giribabu
    8. Beyond the Limitations of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells
    Marina Freitag
    9. Upconversion-Enhanced Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
    Guanying Chen
    10. Insights into Graphene-based Materials as Counter Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
    Lucian Baia
    11. Economical and Highly Efficient Non-Metal Counter Electrode Materials for Stable Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
    Ganapathy Veerappan

Product details

  • No. of pages: 470
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: February 23, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128145425
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128145418

About the Editors

Masoud Soroush

Masoud Soroush
Masoud Soroush is a professor of chemical and biological engineering at Drexel University. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran, and M.S.E. degrees in chemical engineering and electrical engineering and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States. He was a visiting scientist at DuPont Marshall Lab, Philadelphia, 2002–2003 and a visiting professor at Princeton University in 2008. He was the AIChE Area 10b Program Coordinator in 2009, and the AIChE Director on the American Automatic Control Council Board of Directors from 2010–2013. His awards include the U.S. National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award in 1997 and the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award of American Automatic Control Council in 1999. He is an elected fellow of AIChE and a senior member of IEEE. His research interests are in process systems engineering, polymer reaction engineering, electronic-level modeling of reactions, polymer membranes, multiscale modeling, probabilistic modeling and inference, and renewable power generation and storage systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 320 publications, including over 180 refereed papers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

Kenneth K,S,Lau

Kenneth K.S. Lau, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Lau’s research focuses on applying novel chemical vapor deposition approaches to the development of polymer thin film materials and devices, with applications in energy harvesting and storage, including dye sensitized solar cells, supercapacitors, and lithium ion batteries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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