Welcome to the official homepage of the DegradationLab which is a new research unit of the University of Cyprus (UCY).
The DegradationLab is an integral part of the FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of UCY. Its main scope is to become a dedicated research hub in Cyprus and the region focusing on the accurate characterization of novel and promising solar cells such as perovskite solar cells, perovskite tandems, and other new generation technologies developed. It is envisaged that the DegradationLab will address the main challenges faced by these new technologies namely regarding their performance degradation, reliability and long-term stability. The new research unit brings together three laboratories from the University of Cyprus (the Photovoltaic Technology Laboratory, the Laboratory of Molecular Spectroscopy, and the Laboratory of Ultrafast Science) with three excellent European research organizations, namely IMEC (Belgium), the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria), and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Germany). The DegradationLab has obtained funding from Research Promotion Foundation (Cyprus) under the programme 'New Strategic Infrastructure Units - Young Scientists' to develop advanced optoelectronic techniques which will be used in conjunction with the partner laboratories’ advanced spectroscopic and structural measurement facilities for studying in a collaborative and systematic way degradation and failures in these new and emerging solar cells. The DegradationLab is located at two sites in Nicosia district: at the New University campus (Panepistimioupoli), which is 10 minutes away from the main city of Nicosia, and at Latsia campus.
The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation