KAUST Photovoltaics Laboratory

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

Research at KPV-LAB


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

The KPV-LAB is led by Stefaan De Wolf of the Material Science & Engineering Program and is affiliated to the KAUST Solar Center 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", "Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells", and "Perovskite/Perovskite 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​.





28 June, 2022

29.3%-efficient perovskite/silicon tandems with MgFx interlayers: just came out in Science

Our recent work on perovskite/silicon tandem was published in Science. Click "read more" and we explain more about it.

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12 June, 2022

Dr. Erkan Aydin delivered an invited talk at ICMOL, Valencia

At the beginning of June, Dr. Erkan was invited to give a talk at the Institute of Molecular Science in Valencia (Spain).

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03 June, 2022

KPV-Lab actively joined the TandemPV Workshop 2022 in Freibug

Some members of our team were invited to participate in Tandem PV International Workshop organized at Freiburg (Germany) from May 30 to June 1.

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01 June, 2022

Dr. Erkan Aydin and Dr. Thomas Allen organize a panel discussion in TandemPV22

The panel discussion brings researchers from the leading research institutes and companies to discuss the hot questions in the field.

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18 May, 2022

Shanshan Zhang is a new Postdoctoral Fellow!

Shanshan joins the KPV-Lab as a postdoctoral fellow and she will be developing novel, lossless, and mechanically stable contacts.

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25 April, 2022

Pia Dally joined the KPV-Lab team as a Postdoctoral fellow!

Pia Dally is currently a postdoctoral fellow at KAUST working on surface analysis techniques, XPS and UPS.

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