Research

  • Organic Photovoltaics Organic Photovoltaics In this theme new small molecules and macromolecular materials are developed, their efficiency & stability are tested, and the photophysical processes determining their efficiency in devices are studied by steady-state & transient spectroscopy techniques.
  • Inorganic Photovoltaics Inorganic Photovoltaics In this theme, high-efficiency photovoltaic cells based on atomically thin monolayer p-n junctions are developed.
  • Perovskite/Hybrid Photovoltaics Perovskite/Hybrid Photovoltaics The perovskite/hybrid photovoltaics theme covers currently four projects. The aim of these projects is to develop large-area fabrication methods that yield high-performance solar cells using perovskites as photoactive material.
  • Solar Fuels Solar Fuels The focus of this theme is to develop new photocatalytic systems with high conversion efficiencies, for instance, highly efficient water splitting devices that use silicon photoelectrodes.
  • Collaborative Projects with Academic Institutions Collaborative Projects with Academic Institutions The KAUST Solar Center hosts several collaborative projects with international research partners, including the University of Toronto, UC Berkeley, North Carolina State University, and the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Germany.