Maxime Babics, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist in De Wolf group

Research Interests

​Solution-processed organic thin films for photovoltaic application. Novels materials (donor/acceptor) for bulk Heterojunction solar cell.

Selected Publications

  • Non-fullerene-based organic photodetectors for infrared communication 
    M. Babics, H. Bristow, W. Zhang, A. Wadsworth, M. Neophytou, N. Gasparini, I. McCulloch
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C, (2021)
  • Negligible energy loss during charge generation in small-molecule/fullerene bulk-heterojunction solar cells leads t... 
    M. Babics, T. Duan, A.H. Balawi, R. Liang, F. Cruciani, I. Carja, D. Gottlieb, I. McCulloc...
    ACS Applied Energy Materials 2 (4), 2717-2722, (2019)
  • Solvent vapor annealing-mediated crystallization directs charge generation, recombination and extraction in BHJ sol... 
    M. Babics, R. Liang, K. Wang, F. Cruciani, Z. Kan, M. Wohlfahrt, M. Tang, F. Laquai, P.M. ...
    Chemistry of Materials 30 (3), 789-798, (2018)
  • Mixed Domains Enhance Charge Generation and Extraction in Bulk‐Heterojunction Solar Cells with Small‐Molecule Donor... 
    O. Alqahtani, M. Babics, J. Gorenflot, V. Savikhin, T. Ferron, A.H. Balawi, A. Paulke, Z. ...
    Advanced Energy Materials 8 (19), 1702941, (2018)


  • Ph.D., Material Science and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2018
  • ​MSc, Materials Science, ESIL, Marseille, France

Professional Profile

  • ​2021-now: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2020: Postdoctoral fellow, ICL, London, United Kingdom
  • 2010-2012: Junior scientist, UPV, Valencia, Spain

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells Perovskite_Silicon Tandem Solar Cells Scalable photovoltaics organic interlayers