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Artistic and research interests
I am a University Lecturer with a title of Docent on new energy technologies and solar energy at the Department of Applied Physics.
Since my doctoral research, I have done both fundamental and applied research of dye-based solar cells with a focus on flexible and printable devices, device characterization and modelling, and stability studies.
While broadly interested in multidisciplinary research between physics, engineering, biology, design and architecture, I focus my current research on coloured photovoltaics for aesthetic building- and product-integration.
As a teacher and an academic coordinator of the AMIS Master's program, I combine innovation and entrepreneurship education to a science and technology curriculum in collaboration with Aalto Ventures Program.
As an Innovation Agent of the Department of Applied Physics, I encourage and support researchers in commercialization of their research results.
As an ArtScience explorer, I am working with an artist and a group of scientists to create a biosolar panel based upon the painting "Snow Storm - Steam-Boat Off A Harbour's Mouth" by William Turner.
Examples of recent publications:
Halme, J., & Mäkinen, P. (2019). Theoretical efficiency limits of ideal coloured opaque photovoltaics. Energy & Environmental Science.
- Tiihonen, A., Miettunen, K., Halme, J., Lepikko, S., Poskela, A., & Lund, P. D. (2018). Critical analysis on the quality of stability studies of perovskite and dye solar cells. Energy & Environmental Science, 11(4), 730-738.
Hashmi, S. G., Özkan, M., Halme, J., Zakeeruddin, S. M., Paltakari, J., Grätzel, M., & Lund, P. D. (2016). Dye-sensitized solar cells with inkjet-printed dyes. Energy & Environmental Science, 9(7), 2453-2462.