Gates Scholar Niraj Lal (2008) talks about his research on solar cells.
Gates Scholar Niraj Lal (2008) was recently interviewed on the Naked Scientist radio show. The award winning BBC weekly radio programme reaches a potential audience of 6 million listeners across the east of England, and also has an international following on the web.
Niraj is researching plasmonic enhanced low-cost photovoltaics – using some new physics to make solar cells more efficient. He says “I think one of the biggest challenges of our generation is to understand the nature of climate change and develop ways to address it. I’m enjoying researching a means of electricity generation that can be sustainable, safe and decentralised”.