George Kakavelakis

Dr George Kakavelakis


  • Position Fellow Junior Research Fellow
  • Subject areas Engineering
  • Department Department of Engineering
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  • Phone number 01223 762393

George is a materials scientist, with research interest in emerging printable electronic inks towards the development of efficient, low carbon footprint and ultra-low-cost solar photovoltaics. He is passionate about mitigating the impact of climate change on our planet.

George Kakavelakis

George obtained his PhD degree as an IKY/Siemens Scholar of Excellence from the Department of Materials Science and Technology of the University of Crete, Greece in July 2018, working towards the improvement of performance and stability of printable solar photovoltaics through novel interfacial engineering designs. Upon finishing his PhD, he took a postdoctoral research associate appointment (September 2018) at the Cambridge Graphene Centre of Cambridge University to develop fully printed solar photovoltaics using low-cost functional electronic inks. In April 2020 he was elected as a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College of Cambridge University.

George’s research interests focus on the development of new functional materials with application in solar photovoltaics, aiming to increase their competitiveness against fossil fuels towards a sustainable green energy future. He has particular interest on the formulation of emerging printable electronic inks including liquid phase exfoliated graphene and other layered materials, metal halide perovskites, metal oxides and organic semiconductors and the fabrication of their innovative assemblies and designs towards efficient, stable, scalable, low cost and low carbon footprint solar photovoltaics.

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Science Society

Science Society - Seeing What Everybody Sees but Thinking What No One has Thought

30/10/2020 at 18.00

The Science Society organises regular talks during term time. During Michaelmas term 2020, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

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Shut Up and Write

02/11/2020 at 09.45

Kick-start your week with a virtual Shut Up and Write session. These are quiet times to write in a distraction-free environment. Protect your writing time and maintain an online community with other Wolfson students. Think of it as your writing oasis!


Entrepreneurs' Society - Going global with local start-up idea: Building a team for global reach

02/11/2020 at 18.00

The Wolfson Entrepreneurs' Society organises regular events engaging the interest and meeting the needs of all who aspire to create commercial start-ups but also to explore the related field of social entrepreneurship

Humanities Society

Humanities Society - The Second World War and the Prospect of Quit India in Bengal: Perceptions, Rumours and Revolutionary Parties

03/11/2020 at 18.00

The Humanities Society organises regular talks during term time. During Michaelmas term 2020, all talks take place as zoom webinars, make sure to register.

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WolfWorks Plus: Stress-free referencing and bibliographies

04/11/2020 at 20.00

Confused by citations? Bamboozled by bibliographies? This sessions demonstrates how Zotero can take the frustration out of referencing.