Federico Cruciani

Alumni and Former Staff

​​Ph.D. Graduate from Prof.Beaujuge's group

Research Interests

​synthesis of new polymers low or wide band gap as donor or acceptor material for organic solar cell applications

Selected Publications

  • Impact of Fluorine Substituents on π-Conjugated Polymer Main-Chain Conformations, Packing, and Electronic Couplings
    • Khanh Do, Qasim Saleem, Mahesh K. Ravva, Federico Cruciani, Zhipeng Kan, Jannic Wolf, Mi...
    Advanced Materials, Just Accepted , (2016)
  • π-Bridge-Independent 2-(Benzo[c][1,2,5]thiadiazol-4- ylmethylene)malononitrile-Substituted Nonfullerene Acceptors f...
    Kai Wang,‡ Yuliar Firdaus,‡ Maxime Babics, Federico Cruciani, Qasim Saleem, Abdulrahman El...
    Chemistry of Materials, Just Accepted, (2016)
  • Wide Band-Gap 3,4-Difluorothiophene-Based Polymer with 7% Solar Cell Efficiency: an Alternative to P3HT
    Jannic Wolf, Federico Cruciani, Abdulrahman El Labban, and Pierre M. Beaujuge
    Chemistry of Materials, Volume 27, Issue 12, Pages 41844187, (2015)
  • Ambient Layer-by-Layer ZnO Assembly for Highly Efficient Polymer Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
    Mohamed Eita, Abdulrahman El Labban, Federico Cruciani, Anwar Usman, Pierre M. Beaujuge an...
    Advanced Functional Materials, Volume 25, Issue 10, Pages 15581564, (2015) 


  • Bachelor and Master degree, Chemistry, La Sapienza, Roma, Italy, 2013

Professional Profile

  • ​2014-2016: PhD, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

polymer solar cell optoelectronics