KAUST Photovoltaics Laboratory

The KPV-LAB brings international researchers together to develop high-efficiency solar cells


Welcome to the KAUST Photovoltaics-Laboratory (KPV-LAB) webpage

The KPV-LAB is led by Stefaan De Wolf of the Material Science & Engineering Program at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

At KPV-LAB, we are dedicated to developing a realistic high-efficiency photovoltaic solution for sunny and hot climates. Our research efforts are focused on "Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells", "Perovskite Solar Cells", and "Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells".

The KPV-LAB has strong collaborations with respected academic researchers and industrial partners.




The KPV-LAB attracts qualified researchers from different countries across the world. To be part of our multinational team, check out our vacancies​.



Latest News

25 May, 2020

Molecular doping for hole selective materials - a recent publication by Jiang Liu

A recent study by Dr. Jiang Liu came out in the recent issue of ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces report molecular doping of hole transport materials which improves the performance and stability of the perovskite solar cell. To read more check out the publication!

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30 April, 2020

KPV-LAB's publications are among the top downloaded studies

KPV-LAB's publications draw huge attention in the perovskite community and they are listed among the top 10% of most downloaded papers in Advanced Materials and Advanced Electronic Materials.

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15 April, 2020

Technology Review – by Erkan Aydin

Emerging perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells are showing better performances on textured silicon bottom cells. On these devices, conformal coated sputtered nickel oxide hole transport layers promise highly-efficient tandems. To learn more, read the recent technology review by Dr. Erkan Aydin from KPV-LAB.

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