Arsalan Razzaq, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow in De Wolf Group

Research Interests

​Development of high-efficiency silicon heterojunction solar cells with improved near-infrared light absorption for application in perovskite/crystalline-silicon tandem devices. 

Selected Publications

  • Periodic inverse nanopyramid gratings for light management in silicon heterojunction devices and comparison with ra... 
    A. Razzaq, V. Depauw, J. Cho, H. S. Radhakrishnan, I. Gordon, J. Szlufcik, Y. Abdulraheem,...
    Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 206, 110263, (2020)
  • Infrared Absorption Enhancement Using Periodic Inverse Nanopyramids in Crystalline-Silicon Bottom Cells for Applica... 
    A. Razzaq, V. Depauw, H. S. Radhakrishnan, J. Cho, I. Gordon, J. Szlufcik, Y. Abdulraheem,...
    IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 10(3), 740-748, (2020)
  • Application of a Genetic Algorithm in Four-Terminal Perovskite/Crystalline-Silicon Tandem Devices 
    A. Razzaq, A. Mayer, V. Depauw, I. Gordon, A. Hajjiah, J. Poortmans
    IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 10(6), 1689-1700, (2020)
  • The interplay between emitter conformality and field-effect passivation in pyramid structured silicon solar devices 
    A. Razzaq, V. Depauw, J. John, I. Gordon, J. Szlufcik, Y. Abdulraheem, J. Poortmans
    Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 1-12, (2020)
  • Coupled modelling approach for optimization of bifacial silicon heterojunction solar cells with multi-scale interfa... 
    Z. Lokar, B. Lipovsek, A. Razzaq, V. Depauw, I. Gordon, J. Poortmans, J. Krc, M. Topic
    Optics Express, 27(20), A1554-A1568, (2019)


  • ​PhD in Electrical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2020
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2012

Professional Profile

  • ​2020–Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014–2020: Doctoral Researcher, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium
  • 2012–2014: Research Associate, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Advanced Light Management Approaches Nanophotonics device physics Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells Perovskite_Silicon Tandem Solar Cells