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Dr Adam D. Wright

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick. My research is in experimental condensed matter physics, using spectroscopy to explore light-matter interactions. Please visit my group websiteLink opens in a new window for the latest updates on my research work.


In August 2023, I joined the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick as an Assistant Professor. Prior to this, I was a postdoc in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University from 2021–2023, working on gas-phase polaritons in the Weichman LabLink opens in a new window. Between 2015 and 2021, I was a PhD student and then a postdoc in the HerzLink opens in a new window and JohnstonLink opens in a new window groups in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford, researching the photophysics of metal halide perovskite solar cells. I completed my MRes in Plastic Electronic Materials from Imperial College London in 2015, and obtained my BA & MSci degrees in Natural Sciences (Physics) from the University of Cambridge in 2014.


For 2023-2024, my teaching duties include:


Research Overview

My research interests lie in the optoelectronic properties of physically intriguing novel materials, involving themes such as photophysical and nano-scale effects, charge-carrier dynamics, polaritonic effects and light harvesting for solar energy conversion. At Warwick, my research group will pursue fundamental understanding of how strong light-matter coupling influences the optoelectronic properties of photovoltaic materials. We will be conducting laser spectroscopy research on light-matter interactions, working with the Ultrafast & Terahertz Photonics groupLink opens in a new window, researching the intersection between metal halide perovskites and polaritons. The goal is the enhancement of solar cell efficiencies.

Research Supervision

Please reach out to me if you have any questions, especially if you’re interested in collaborating with, or joining, my group. We are looking for students and researchers at all stages of their careers!

We believe that a diverse range of backgrounds and skills is a resource, strength and benefit to a research group, and are committed to building and supporting a community that respects and values all researchers regardless of their backgrounds. The imperative for academic success does not trump the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of group members.

In particular, we have funding for a PhD student to start in October 2024, for the project 'Polaritonic enhancement of metal halide perovskite photovoltaic performance' - see the project description Link opens in a new window or poster .Link opens in a new window The listing is also on Find A and the Warwick Physics website. The funding is guaranteed for UK students, but may also be available for exceptional international students.


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Dr Adam D. Wright

Dr Adam D. Wright

Assistant Professor

Contact Details:

Office: A0.14 Milburn House
Lab: G52 Milburn House
Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 74213
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
United Kingdom


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