Doctoral Candidate

Sofia Apergi


As part of the Computational Materials Physics group of Shuxia Tao, Sofia's work revolves around metal halide perovskites. Specifically, she makes use of computational methods, in order to study the surfaces and interfaces of materials that are present in perovskite devices. The goal is to reveal the physicochemical processes that govern the operation of perovskite devices and to find ways to improve them.

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Sofia Apergi received her Master diploma in 2019, from the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. Her diploma thesis focused on the computational studies of materials for photovoltaic applications using density functional theory (DFT). She joined TU/e in September 2019 and she is currently working on the physics and chemistry of the interfaces between perovskite absorbers and charge transport layers using DFT. 

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