Michele De Bastiani, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Research Scientist in De Wolf Group

Research Interests

​Research and development of innovative designs and architectures for high efficiency silicon-based and hybrid perovskite solar cells.​​

Selected Publications

  • Thermochromic Perovskite Inks for Reversible Smart Window Applications 
    M. De Bastiani, M.I. Saidaminov, I. Dursun, L. Sinatra, W. Peng, U. Buttner, O.F. Mohammed...
    Chemistry of Materials, 29(8), pp. 3367-3370, (2017)
  • Ion Migration and the the Role of Pre-conditioning cycles in the Stabilization of the J-V Characteristics of Invert... 
    De Bastiani M., Dell’Erba G., Gandini M., D’Innocenzo V., Neutzner S., Kandada A. R. S., G...
    Adv. Energy Mater., 6, 1501453, (2016)
  • Role of the crystallization substrate on the photoluminescence properties of organo-lead mixed halides perovskites 
    De Bastiani M, D’Innocenzo V., Stranks S. D., Snaith H. J., Petrozza A.
    APL Mater., 2 (8), 081509, (2014)
  • The critical role of interfacial dynamics in the stability of organic photovoltaic devices 
    Grancini G., De Bastiani M., Martino N., Fazzi D., Egelhaaf H-J., Sauermann T., Antognazza...
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, 8249, (2014)
  • Role of microstructure in the electron–hole interaction of hybrid lead halide perovskites 
    Grancini G., Kandada A. R. S., Frost J. M., Barker A. J., De Bastiani M., Gandini M., Marr...
    Nature Photon., 9, 695, (2015)
  • Mapping Electric Field–Induced Switchable Poling and Structural Degradation in Hybrid Lead Halide Perovskite Thin F... 
    Leijtens T., Hoke E. T. H., Grancini G., Slotcavage D. J., Eperon G. E., Ball J. M., De Ba...
    Adv. Energy Mater., 1500962, (2015)
  • 17.6% stabilized efficiency in low-temperature processed planar perovskite solar cells 
    Tao C., Neutzner S., Colella L., Marras S., Kandada A. R. S, Gandini M., De Bastiani M., P...
    Energy Environ. Sci., 8, 2365, (2015)
  • Charge selective contacts, mobile ions and anomalous hysteresis in organic–inorganic perovskite solar cells 
    Zhang Y., Liu M., Eperon G. E., Leijtens T. C., McMeekin D., Saliba M., Zhang W., De Basti...
    Mater. Horiz., 2, 315, (2015)
  • Tuning the light emission properties by band gap engineering in hybrid lead halide perovskite 
    D’Innocenzo V., Kandada A. R. S., De Bastiani M., Gandini M., Petrozza A.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136 (51), 17730, (2014)
  • The impact of the crystallization processes on the structural and optical properties of hybrid perovskite films for... 
    Grancini G., Marras S., Prato M., Giannini C., Quarti C., De Angelis F., De Bastiani M., E...
    J. Phys Chem. Lett., 5, 3836, (2014)


  • ​​Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Italian Institute of Technolgy, University of Padua, Padova, Italy, 2016

Professional Profile

  • ​​2016-2017: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia​​
  • 2015-2016: Fellow researcher, Center for Nanoscience and Technology, CNST@PoliMi, Italian Institute of Technology, Milan, Italy

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

photovoltaics hybrid perovskites materials science and engineering​