Furkan H. Isikgor, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist in Heeney Group

Research Interests

​My current research interests are directed towards silicon-perovskite based tandem solar cells. Particularly, my research is focused on improving efficiency of silicon-based and hybrid perovskite photovoltaics by compositional and interface engineering strategies.

Selected Publications

  • Highly Efficient and Stable Inverted Perovskite Solar calls with Two-dimensional ZnSe Deposited by Thermal Evaporat... 
    M. Imran, H. Coskun, F. H. Isikgor, B. Li, N. A. Khan, J. Ouyang
    J. Mater. Chem. A, (2018)., (2018)
  • Self-assembled atomically thin hybrid conjugated polymer perovskites with two-dimensional structure 
    F. H Isikgor, C. D. Reddy, M. Li, H. Coskun, B. Li, Y-W. Zhang, S. J. Pennycook, J. Ouyang
    J. Mater. Chem. C, 6, 8405-8410, (2018)., (2018)
  • The Effect of Methylammonium Iodide on the Supersaturation and Interfacial Energy of the Crystallization of Methyla... 
    B. Li, F. H. Isikgor, H. Coskun, J. Ouyang
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 16073-16076, (2017)., (2017)
  • Factors influencing the mechanical properties of formamidinium lead halides and related hybrid perovskites 
    S. Sun, F. H. Isikgor, Z. Deng, F. Wei, G. Kieslich, P. D. Bristowe, J. Ouyang, A. K. Chee...
    ChemSusChem, 10, 3740-3745, (2017)., (2017)
  • Enhancing the photovoltaic performance of planar heterojunction perovskite solar cells by doping the perovskite lay... 
    J. Chang, Z. Lin, H. Zhu, F. H. Isikgor, Q. H. Xu, C. Zhang, Y. Hao, J. Ouyang
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 16546-16552, (2016)., (2016)


  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2017.
  • MSc., Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  • Integrated B.S. and M.S., Chemistry Education, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009.

Professional Profile

  • 2022-present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia​
  • 2018-2022: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017-2018: Research fellow, NUS, Singapore
  • 2013-2014: Teaching assistant, NUS, Singapore
  • 2009-2012: Teaching assistant, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey


  • ​Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)-PhD Scholarship
  • TÜBİTAK-MSc. Scholarship 

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

solar energy sustainable energy perovskite solar cells and materials perovskite-silicon tandem photovoltaics