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Roderick MacKenzie

Postdoc with External Senior Fellow Jenny Nelson


  • 2009-2011 - Organic Solar Cells - Post Doctoral Researcher – Imperial College London.
    Numerical Simulation of organic devices: Including drift-diffusion, Monte-Carlo, and molecular dynamics.
    Experimental Work: Collaborated to manufactured the worlds first Gravure printed inverted organic solar cell.
  • 2008 - Post Doctoral Research – University of Nottingham
    Numerical design of high power 808nm laser bars for inter-satellite communications for the European Space Agency (ESA) using custom CAD software developed during my PhD.
  • 2004-2008 - Ph.D. Thesis - "Thermal Simulation and Temperature dependent Measurement of Quantum Well Laser Diodes", Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham.
    Collaborated with Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and Modulight Inc. (Finland) to characterise state-of-the-art dilute nitride edge emitting laser diodes.
  • 2004 - 1st Class MEng (Hons) - The University of Nottingham, UK
    Thesis topic: Numerical simulation of external cavity laser systems


FRIAS Project

Understanding plastic solar cells through theoretical models


Selected Publications


  1. R. MacKenzie, T. Kirchartz, G. F. A. Dibb, J. Nelson: Modeling Nongeminate Recombination in P3HT:PCBM Solar Cells J. Phys. Chem. C, published on-line April 22, 2011. doi:10.1021/jp200234m
  2. M. M. Voigt, R. MacKenzie, C. P. Yau, P. Atienzar, J. Dane, P. E. Keivanidis, D. D. C. Bradley, J. Nelson: Gravure printing of inverted structures on flexible substrates Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2011; 95 (2): 731-734.
  3. R. MacKenzie, Roderick C. I. MacKenzie, Jarvist M. Frost, J. Nelson: A numerical study of mobility in thin films of fullerene derivatives J. Chem. Phys., 2010; 132: 064904. doi:10.1063/1.3315872