KAUST Research Conference 2016: Emerging Concepts and Materials in Solar Energy Conversion

​Speaker Biography​




Nicky Dean

Nature Energy


Nicky Dean is the Chief Editor of Nature Energy, a multidisciplinary energy research journal covering the natural and social sciences and economics, which he launched in January 2016. Before that, he spent four years as an editor for the open access journal Nature Communications, where he looked after a broad range of topics across applied and fundamental physics and photonics, including solar cells and light-trapping structures for energy harvesting. Nicky gained his DPhil from the University of Oxford, where he employed a range of time-resolved techniques to study ultrafast dynamics and photoinduced phase transitions in complex materials. His subsequent postdoctoral studies for the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter involved characterizing and controlling the magnetic behaviour of multiferroic materials.