Pakeeza Mushtaq

Drawbacks of sillicon solar cells have prompted research into new photovoltaic devices such as dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Traditional DSSCs are costly and toxic with poor efficiencies. To address these issues, Pakeeza developped DSSCs using bio-photosensitizer pigments from algae and plants as well as diatom frustules (cell wall) and activated charcoal electrodes to optimize voltage production. The project yielded promising results which indicate potential for commercial applications.