CAMP, the Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics at Stanford University, is a research center led by Profs. Michael McGehee, Dr. Eric Hoke and Prof. Reiner Dauskardt with the goal of revolutionizing the global energy landscape by developing the science and technology for stable, efficient molecular photovoltaic cells that can compete with fossil fuels in cost per kilowatt-hour produced. While today's best molecular solar cells have efficiencies of up to 10% and last approximately 6 years in sunlight, our vision is to increase the efficiency to 20%, through the development of hybrid molecular-inorganic tandem photovoltaic devices that can be printed through roll-to-roll processing and are stable for 15 years or more.
To achieve these goals, CAMP has a renowned team of 13 principal investigators (PIs) from Stanford, UC Berkeley, USC, UCSB, Georgia Tech and EPFL (see "Faculty" page for a brief team description) working in collaboration with faculty at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The Center Director is Prof. Michael McGehee (Stanford). The management team further consists of Associate Director Dr. Eric Hoke (Stanford), Deputy Director Prof. Reiner Dauskardt (Stanford), Prof. Mark Thompson (USC), Prof. Michael Grätzel (EPFL), and Prof. Jean-Luc Brédas (Georgia Tech). Approximately 60 students and post-doctoral researchers are engaged in the research activities at CAMP. CAMP has been funded since June 2008 by a 5-year $25M grant from the KAUST Global Research Partnership program.
CAMP's activities span polymer, small-molecule, dye-sensitized and hybrid perovskite solar cells with research activities in molecular design, advanced quantum mechanical calculations, molecular synthesis, nanostructure engineering and characterization, device physics, light management, transparent contacts, and the engineering of durable molecular solar cells.