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​.





26 January, 2023

Farewell to Dr. Waseem Raja

We said goodbye to Waseem Raja in our last group meeting as he is joining ASML in the Netherlands soon.

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15 January, 2023

TÜBİTAK's president visited KAUST Solar Center and KPV-Lab

TÜBİTAK's president Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal visited KAUST Solar Center and KPV-Lab and met with Turkish researchers.

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22 December, 2022

Last social activity before 2023

On December 15th we organized a special breakfast to dismiss the year 2022.

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05 December, 2022

Dr. Randi Azmi won the ASEAN-ROK Award

Our colleague Randi Azmi received the ASEAN-ROK Award for Excellence in Science, Technology, and Innovation Pioneer 2022 in South Korea by the Ministry of Science and ICT.

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26 November, 2022

Dr. Erkan Aydin received a prestigious ERC Starting Grant

Our Research Scientist Dr. Erkan Aydin received the prestigious ERC (European Research Council), Starting Grant, with his project titled INPERSPACE. With this achievement, Dr. Aydin will return to Europe in 2023 to establish his research group.

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17 November, 2022

Professor Stefaan De Wolf, one of the world's influential researches in 2022

Professor Stefaan De Wolf has been selected as one of the world's influential researchers by Clarivate in 2022.

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