Shanshan Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow in De Wolf Group


Dr. Shanshan Zhang studied and completed her Ph.D. from 10/2015-to 07/2019 at the University of Queensland in Australia. She mainly worked on investigating the Working Principles, Materials, and Interfaces in inverted Perovskite Solar Cells. During her PhD, she also worked with Dr. Martin Stolterfoht on quantifying the energy loss in Perovskite solar cells in Professor Dieter Neher’s group at Universität Potsdam. Now her work is to design ‘lossless’ and stable contacts and explore how to solve the adhesion and reliability issues associated with such contacts, to be implemented in high-efficiency solar cells, with the key application being monolithic perovskite/c-Si tandem solar cells.

Research Interests

Thin-film semiconductors, Photovoltaic solar cells, energy loss analysis, charge carrier recombination. 

Selected Publications

  • Shanshan Zhang*, Paul E Shaw, Guanran Zhang, Hui Jin, Meiqian Tai, Hong Lin, Paul Meredith, Paul L. Burn, Dieter Neher, and Martin Stolterfoht*   Defect/Interface Recombination Limited Quasi-Fermi Level Splitting and Open-Circuit Voltage in Mono-and Triple-Cation Perovskite Solar CellsACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2010, 12 (33), 37647-37656
  • Shanshan Zhang, Seyed Mehrdad Hosseini, René Gunder, Petsiuk, Andrei, Pietro Caprioglio, Christian M. Wolff, Safa Shoaee, Paul Meredith, Susan Schorr, Thomas Unold, Paul L. Burn, Dieter Neher, Martin Stolterfoht*  Bulk, interface and charge transport loss mechanisms in high efficiency low dimensional perovskite solar cells,  Adv. Mater, 2019. 10.1002/adma.201901090
  • Shanshan Zhang, Martin Stolterfoht, Ardalan Armin, Qianqian Lin, Fengshuo Zu, Jan Sobus, Hui Jin, Norbert Koch, Paul Meredith, Paul L. Burn*, and Dieter Neher*  Interface Engineering of Solution-Processed Hybrid Organohalide Perovskite Solar Cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10(25), pp 21681–21687
  • Martin Stolterfoht, Christian M. Wolff, José A. Márquez, Shanshan Zhang, Charles J. Hages, Daniel Rothhardt, Steve Albrecht, Paul L. Burn, Paul Meredith, Thomas Unold, and Dieter Neher* Visualization and suppression of interfacial recombination for high-efficiency large-area pin perovskite solar cells, Nature energy, 2018, 3, pp 847–854


10/2015-07/2019: Postgraduate Study (Ph.D.), Perovskite Solar Cells: Working Principles, Materials and Interfaces, University of Queensland, Australia

Professional Profile

2021-now  Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Photovoltaic solar cells Energy loss analysis Charge carrier recombination