Dr Bethan Charles

Research Associate

Bethan is a postdoctoral research associate based in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy within the Functional Photoactive Materials group. Her research focuses on investigating light-emitting materials for applications in solar harvesting devices, such as solar cells.

Bethan joined the University of Cambridge in January 2020, after completing her PhD within the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath, looking into materials capable of making solar cells more efficient, printable, flexible and colourful. Prior to this, Bethan worked in London as a business analyst, specialising in the energy industry. She is passionate about public engagement and has won numerous awards for her outreach work, encouraging children to study STEMM subjects. She has also founded initiatives encouraging communication between early career researchers and policymakers.