Dr Lethy Krishnan Jagadamma

UKRI-Future Leaders Fellow and lead of the Energy Harvesting Research Group, University of St Andrews

Dr Lethy Krishnan Jagadamma is a UKRI-Future Leaders Fellow and leads the Energy Harvesting Research Group at the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews. While a Post-doctoral fellow at KAUST she expanded her research expertise to the field of solution-processed photovoltaics and contributed to the development of record efficient organic and quantum dot solar cells. In 2015, she returned to the UK to join as a Research Fellow at the Organic Semiconductor Centre at the University of St Andrews, UK. In 2017, she was awarded Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship, to focus her research on the ‘Time-resolved photovoltaic properties of hybrid perovskite semiconductors.’ In 2020, March she was awarded the prestigious UKRI-Future Leaders Fellowship to build her research team.

Currently, her research focus is on combining material focussed innovation with that of the emerging huge technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Wearables to positively contribute to achieving the big target of ‘Energy Sustainability. Her research team develops scalable and efficient ambient energy harvesters to self-power disruptive technologies such as IoT so that their reliance on the battery can be reduced. For ‘Sustainable Energy Harvesting’, specifically, her team investigates the indoor photovoltaics (PVs), device physics of indoor PV, ferroelectric properties and piezoelectric properties of solution-processable halide perovskites.