12 April, 2018
Senior Editor at Nature Energy, Dr. Elsa Couderc discussed the editorial process for scientific publications and shared her insights and tips on making excellent figures and creating a catchy and accurate title.
04 April, 2018
KAUST Solar Center's Ph.D. student Esma Ugur caught up with NREL’s Center Director for the Materials Science Center in the Materials and Chemical Sciences Directorate Dr. Nancy Haegel to discuss and understand the future of Photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Watch the video interview here.
28 March, 2018
NC State University professor, Dr. Harald Ade speaks with KAUST Solar center’s Ph.D. student Rahim Munir about the future of OPV and also the advantages gained from Organic solar cells such as their transparency and flexibility.
30 January, 2018
Simple chemicals called glycol ethers help make better perovskite thin films for solar cells.
Thin films for use in solar cells are more effective when simple chemicals called glycol ethers are added to the film-forming mix, a KAUST team has found. “This is an unexpected discovery,” says Esma Ugur, a Ph.D. student in the KAUST Solar Center team that observed the effect. “It yields more uniform thin films with improved structure and efficiency.”
29 January, 2018
A mild post-fabrication doping approach can boost the solar conversion of quantum dot-based photovoltaic cells. The performance of solar cells that consist of semiconductor nanoparticles surrounded by ligand molecules is now easier to control. Researchers from KAUST have developed a method that enhances the ability of these colloidal quantum dot (CQD) solar cells to convert the sun’s energy into electricity by altering the surface chemistry of their functional layers in a noninvasive way.
01 December, 2017
Congratulations to KAUST Solar Center Director Prof. Iain McCulloch who has been listed on Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2017 for both Chemistry and Materials Science.