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Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

Department of Physics

Studying at Cambridge


Ms Hannah Stern

Ms Hannah Stern

Winton Scholar

Supervisor: Prof Richard Friend

Optoelectronics Group


Bachelor in Physical Chemistry from University of Otago, New Zealand

Research Interests

Hannah uses ultrafast spectroscopies to investigate the photophysical properties of organic semiconductors. During her PhD she has worked on understanding the mechanism of singlet exciton fission in solution and the solid state.

Key Publications

Identification of a triplet pair intermediate in singlet exciton fission in solution.

Stern H.L, Musser A.J, Gelinas S, Parkinson P, Herz L, Bruzek M, Anthony J, Friend R.H, Walker B.

PNAS (2015). DOI:10.1073/pnas.1503471112 


Singlet Exciton Fission in Solution.

Stern H.L, Musser A.J, Friend R.H

RSC Photochemistry (2015) DOI:10.1039/9781782622772-00270