Dr Alan Wiles

  • Research Associate (School of Chemistry)

Research interests

My research revolves around the theme of conversion and storage of clean renewable energy. 

It is lead by the rational design of optoelectronic organic materials through computational methods (Gaussian, Spartan) and focuses on the synthesis and characterisation of functional organic materials (small molecules, frameworks and polymers).

These molecules are designed for their applications in a wide range of organic electronic devices: 

  • Energy Conversion: Organic photovoltaics (OPV), dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSCs) 
  • Energy Storage: Organic Redox Flow Batteries (ORFB), Organic Metal Ion Batteries (OMIB)
  • Organic Light emitting diodes (OLED) and hybrid LEDs (down converting materials)
  • Non-linear optics materials
  • Organic memory devices

Grants

Current projects:

  • CAM-IES and Superstore project for novel organic molecules in redox-flow batteries (02/18-01/19; further details to be added) £125.000

Teaching

  • 2nd year organic tutorials
  • 3rd year organic tutorials
  • 3rd year labs

Research datasets

Jump to: 2016
Number of items: 3.

2016

Abdalhadi, S. M., Connell, A., Zhang, X., Wiles, A. , Davies, M. L., Holliman, P. J. and Cooke, G. (2016) Convenient synthesis of EDOT-based dyes by CH-activation and their application as dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells. [Data Collection]

Wiles, A. , Zhang, X., Fitzpatrick, B., Long, D. L. , Macgregor, S. A. and Cooke, G. (2016) Redox-mediated reactions of vinylferrocene: toward redox auxiliaries. [Data Collection]

Wiles, A. A., Fitzpatrick, B., McDonald, N. A., Westwater, M. M., Long, D.-L., Ebenhoch, B., Rotello, V. M., Samuel, I. D. W. and Cooke, G. (2016) Synthesis and properties of pteridine-2,4-dione-functionalised oligothiophenes. [Data Collection]

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Publications

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Number of items: 10.

2019

Lim, D.-S., Park, K.-W., Wiles, A. A. and Hong, J. (2019) Metal-free organic chromophores featuring an ethynyl-thienothiophene linker with an n-hexyl chain for translucent dye-sensitized solar cells. Materials, 12(11), 1741.

Connell, A. et al. (2019) Low cost triazatruxene hole transporting material for >20% efficient perovskite solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 7, pp. 5235-5243. (doi:10.1039/C8TC04231D)

Serrano, L. A., Park, K.-W., Ahn, S., Wiles, A. A. , Hong, J. and Cooke, G. (2019) Coplanar donor-π-acceptor dyes featuring a furylethynyl spacer for dye-sensitized solar cells. Materials, 12(5), 839. (doi:10.3390/ma12050839)

2018

Krishnan Jagadamma, L., McCarron, L. J., Wiles, A. A. , Savikhin, V., Sajjad, M., Yazdani, M., Rotello, V. M., Toney, M. F., Cooke, G. and Samuel, I. D. W. (2018) Triptycene as a supramolecular additive in PTB7:PCBM blends and its influence on photovoltaic properties. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10(29), pp. 24665-24678. (doi:10.1021/acsami.8b03114) (PMID:29932630)

2017

Mohammed, N., Wiles, A. A. , Belsley, M., Fernandes, S. S.M., Cariello, M., Rotello, V. M., Raposo, M. M. M. and Cooke, G. (2017) Synthesis and characterisation of push-pull flavin dyes with efficient second harmonic generation (SHG) properties. RSC Advances, 7(39), pp. 24462-24469. (doi:10.1039/C7RA03400H)

Park, K.-W., Ahn, S., Baek, M. H., Lim, D.-S., Wiles, A. A. , Kim, M. G. and Hong, J. (2017) Coplanar D-π-A organic sensitizers featuring a thienylethynyl spacer for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells. Materials Express, 7(1), pp. 43-50. (doi:10.1166/mex.2017.1348)

Park, K.-W., Serrano, L. A., Ahn, S., Baek, M. H., Wiles, A. A. , Cooke, G. and Hong, J. (2017) An investigation of the role the donor moiety plays in modulating the efficiency of ‘donor-π-acceptor-π-acceptor’ organic DSSCs. Tetrahedron, 73(8), pp. 1098-1104. (doi:10.1016/j.tet.2016.12.061)

2016

Abdalhadi, S.M., Connell, A., Zhang, X., Wiles, A.A. , Davies, M.L., Holliman, P.J. and Cooke, G. (2016) Convenient synthesis of EDOT-based dyes by CH-activation and their application as dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 40(4), pp. 15655-15661. (doi:10.1039/C6TA04483B)

Wiles, A. A. , Zhang, X., Fitzpatrick, B., Long, D.-L. , Macgregor, S. A. and Cooke, G. (2016) Redox-mediated reactions of vinylferrocene: Toward redox auxiliaries. Dalton Transactions, 45(17), pp. 7220-7225. (doi:10.1039/C6DT00875E) (PMID:27063914)

Wiles, A. A. , Fitzpatrick, B., McDonald, N. A., Westwater, M. M., Long, D. L. , Ebenhoch, B., Rotello, V. M., Samuel, I. D. W. and Cooke, G. (2016) Synthesis and properties of pteridine-2,4-dione-functionalised oligothiophenes. RSC Advances, 6(10), pp. 7999-8005. (doi:10.1039/c5ra22402k)

This list was generated on Thu Jul 18 23:38:39 2019 BST.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 10.

Articles

Lim, D.-S., Park, K.-W., Wiles, A. A. and Hong, J. (2019) Metal-free organic chromophores featuring an ethynyl-thienothiophene linker with an n-hexyl chain for translucent dye-sensitized solar cells. Materials, 12(11), 1741.

Connell, A. et al. (2019) Low cost triazatruxene hole transporting material for >20% efficient perovskite solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 7, pp. 5235-5243. (doi:10.1039/C8TC04231D)

Serrano, L. A., Park, K.-W., Ahn, S., Wiles, A. A. , Hong, J. and Cooke, G. (2019) Coplanar donor-π-acceptor dyes featuring a furylethynyl spacer for dye-sensitized solar cells. Materials, 12(5), 839. (doi:10.3390/ma12050839)

Krishnan Jagadamma, L., McCarron, L. J., Wiles, A. A. , Savikhin, V., Sajjad, M., Yazdani, M., Rotello, V. M., Toney, M. F., Cooke, G. and Samuel, I. D. W. (2018) Triptycene as a supramolecular additive in PTB7:PCBM blends and its influence on photovoltaic properties. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10(29), pp. 24665-24678. (doi:10.1021/acsami.8b03114) (PMID:29932630)

Mohammed, N., Wiles, A. A. , Belsley, M., Fernandes, S. S.M., Cariello, M., Rotello, V. M., Raposo, M. M. M. and Cooke, G. (2017) Synthesis and characterisation of push-pull flavin dyes with efficient second harmonic generation (SHG) properties. RSC Advances, 7(39), pp. 24462-24469. (doi:10.1039/C7RA03400H)

Park, K.-W., Ahn, S., Baek, M. H., Lim, D.-S., Wiles, A. A. , Kim, M. G. and Hong, J. (2017) Coplanar D-π-A organic sensitizers featuring a thienylethynyl spacer for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells. Materials Express, 7(1), pp. 43-50. (doi:10.1166/mex.2017.1348)

Park, K.-W., Serrano, L. A., Ahn, S., Baek, M. H., Wiles, A. A. , Cooke, G. and Hong, J. (2017) An investigation of the role the donor moiety plays in modulating the efficiency of ‘donor-π-acceptor-π-acceptor’ organic DSSCs. Tetrahedron, 73(8), pp. 1098-1104. (doi:10.1016/j.tet.2016.12.061)

Abdalhadi, S.M., Connell, A., Zhang, X., Wiles, A.A. , Davies, M.L., Holliman, P.J. and Cooke, G. (2016) Convenient synthesis of EDOT-based dyes by CH-activation and their application as dyes in dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 40(4), pp. 15655-15661. (doi:10.1039/C6TA04483B)

Wiles, A. A. , Zhang, X., Fitzpatrick, B., Long, D.-L. , Macgregor, S. A. and Cooke, G. (2016) Redox-mediated reactions of vinylferrocene: Toward redox auxiliaries. Dalton Transactions, 45(17), pp. 7220-7225. (doi:10.1039/C6DT00875E) (PMID:27063914)

Wiles, A. A. , Fitzpatrick, B., McDonald, N. A., Westwater, M. M., Long, D. L. , Ebenhoch, B., Rotello, V. M., Samuel, I. D. W. and Cooke, G. (2016) Synthesis and properties of pteridine-2,4-dione-functionalised oligothiophenes. RSC Advances, 6(10), pp. 7999-8005. (doi:10.1039/c5ra22402k)

This list was generated on Thu Jul 18 23:38:39 2019 BST.