Uppsala University

Ute Cappel

  • Discovery
  • Energy
  • Performance
  • Synthesis & Processing


Ute Cappel’s research is focused on the characterization of materials for solar cells and their stability. She uses photoelectron spectroscopy (PES) to understand the process of converting light into electricity that occurs in solar cells.  One of her goals is to overcome the challenge of probing beyond the surface of a material and reach deeper layers (PES is a surface technique).

Sustainability aspects

Ute Cappel’s work primarily revolves around perovskites, a class of materials showing promise for solar cell applications. However, she expects to provide fundamental understanding that will pave the way for the discovery of novel and sustainable materials for solar cells.

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Uppsala University

Ute Cappel

Associate Professor


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On this page you can read more about the research being done by the WISE Fellows. In 2022, WISE initiated its inaugural WISE Fellow strategic faculty recruitment drive. Each of the six participating universities, alongside Luleå University of Technology, announced research profiles tailored to the recruitment of Assistant or Associate Professors. These recruitment packages included salaries for two postdoctoral researchers and two PhD students. By 2023, a total of twelve positions had been successfully filled at Stockholm University, Chalmers University of Technology, Luleå University of Technology, Lund University, and the Royal Institute of Technology

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