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Dr Nicola Courtier MMath, PhD

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Research Fellow

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Dr Nicola Courtier is an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Research Fellow in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton. She is an applied mathematician researching the underlying charge transport mechanisms in perovskite solar cells and their effect on cell performance by employing mathematical and computational modelling.


2014-2018: PhD in Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton, as a student of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics.

2010-2014: MMath at the University of Oxford.


Research interests

My research interests focus on the development and analysis of physical charge transport models for perovskite solar cells. In particular, I use a combination of asymptotic and numerical techniques to investigate the effects of mobile ionic charge and other material properties on the current-voltage characteristics of a cell.


PhD research: Modelling ion migration and charge carrier transport in planar perovskite solar cells.

Supervised by Dr Giles Richardson. Funded by a studentship from the EPSRC CDT in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics (

Research group

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

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Dr Nicola Courtier
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