René Wick

René Wick

Oxide photoanodes for photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting

(PhD student Prof. Tilley)

rene.wick@chem.uzh.ch

Research Topic

The goal of my research is to maximize the photovoltage that can be obtained with oxide photoanodes. Therefore, various surface dipole strategies for engineering the band positions of oxides are investigated using either organic dipoles that bind to the surface of the oxide or inorganic thin films deposited by ALD.

Recent publications

Niu W, Moehl T, Cui W, Wick-Joliat R, Zhu L, Tilley D (2018). Extended Light Harvesting with Dual Cu2O‐Based Photocathodes for High Efficiency Water Splitting. Adv Energy Mater [Epub ahead of print].

Moehl T, Suh J, Severy L, Wick-Joliat R, Tilley SD (2017). Investigation of (Leaky) ALD TiO2 Protection Layers for Water-Splitting Photoelectrodes. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 9(50): 43614–43622.

Niu W, Moehl T, Cui W, Wick-Joliat R, Zhu L, Tilley SD (2017). Extended Light Harvesting with Dual Cu2O-   Based Photocathodes for High Efficiency Water Splitting. Adv Energy Mater, 1702323.

Prabhakar RR, Septina W, Siol S, Moehl T, Wick-Joliat R, Tilley SD (2017). Photocorrosion-Resistant Sb2Se3 Photocathodes with Earth Abundant MoSx Hydrogen Evolution Catalyst. J Mater Chem A, 5(44): 23139–23145.

Septina W, Prabhakar RR, Wick R, Moehl T, Tilley SD (2017). Stabilized Solar Hydrogen Production with CuO/CdS Heterojunction Thin Film Photocathodes.Chem Mater, 29(4): 1735-1743.

Wick R, Tilley SD (2015). Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Solar Energy Conversion with Cu2O. J Phys Chem C, 119(47): 26243–26257.