Zhipeng Kan, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Postdoctoral Fellow in Laquai Group​

Research Interests

I am interested in the device physics of organic solar cell, including device fabrications and characterizations, charge transport properties, recombination processes, device stabilities.  

Selected Publications

  • Charge transport control via polymer polymorph modulation in ternary organic photovoltaic composites
    Z. Kan, L Colella, EV Canesi, A Vorobiev, V Skrypnychuk, G Terraneo, ... Roderick CI MacKe...
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4 (4), 1195-1201, (-)
  • Well-Defined Star-Shaped Conjugated Macroelectrolytes as Efficient Electron-Collecting Interlayer for Inverted Poly...
    W Xu, Z Kan, T Ye, L Zhao, WY Lai, R Xia, G Lanzani, PE Keivanidis, W Huang
    ACS applied materials & interfaces 7 (1), 452-459, (-)
  • Triple bulk heterojunctions as means for recovering the microstructure of photoactive layers in organic solar cell ...
    Z Kan, L Colella, EV Canesi, G Lerario, RSS Kumar, V Bonometti, ... Thomas D Anthopoulos, ...
    Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 120, 37-47, (-) 


  • Ph.D in Physics, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2015
  • M.Sc., Institute of Solid State Phyiscs, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2010
  • B.Sc., Guangxi University, China, 2007

Professional Profile

  • 2015 – present  Postdoctral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011 – 2015       PhD fellow, Center for Nano Science and Technology, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia @ Polimi, Milan, Italy
  • 2007 – 2010 Research assistant,  Institute of Solid State Phyiscs, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​Solar cells charge transport device physics