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 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

16 February, 2021

Abdullah Y. Alsalloum is the new member of the KPV-Lab

Abdullah obtained his master's degree with Prof. Osman Bakr. Now he is joining Prof. Stefaan De Wolf's group at KAUST Solar Center as a PhD Student.

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01 February, 2021

Our former intern Fuzong Xu joins as a Ph.D. student to KPV-LAB

Fuzong Xu joins KPV-LAB as a Ph.D. student. He will conduct research at KSC on high-efficiency perovskite based tandem solar cells.

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26 January, 2021

Our bifacial tandems promise more power!

Our work entitled "Efficient bifacial monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells via bandgap engineering" is now online in Nature Energy!

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