Aslihan H. Babayigit

Visiting Fellows

Visiting PhD Fellow

Current

Location:

3254-WS17

Biography

Aslihan Babayigit obtained her Bachelor degree in ‘Biomedical Sciences’ at Hasselt University in 2013. Completing her degree with a Master in 'Bioelectronics and Nanotechnology’ in 2015, she currently is pursuing a ‘Doctorate in Sciences’ as a PhD fellow of Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) in the Nanostructure Physics Group at the joint Institute for Materials Research (IMO-IMOMEC) of IMEC and Hasselt University. Her research focuses on various physical and chemical aspects of the film formation of photovoltaic perovskites, with currently more attention on perovskite tandem and multijunction applications. Additionally, her focus is directed towards environmental screening and eco-friendly processing of these promising absorbers for optoelectronic applications.

Selected Publications

  • B. Conings, A.Babayigit and H.-G. Boyen, "Fire safety of lead halide perovskite photovoltaics", ACS Energy Letters, 4, 873-878, 2019. (impact factor: 12.277; citations: 0; peer-reviewed) 

  • A.Babayigit, J.D'haen, H.-G. Boyen and B. Conings, "Gas quenching for perovskite thin film deposition", Joule, 2(7), 1205-1209, 2018. (impact factor: N./A. new journal; citations: 6; peer-reviewed)
  • A.Babayigit, H.-G. Boyen and B. Conings, "Environment versus sustainable energy: The case of lead halide perovskite based solar cells", MRS Energy & Sustainability, 5, 2018. (impact factor: N./A.; citations: 10; peer-reviewed)
  • R. Prasana, A. Gold-Parker, T. Leitjens, B. Conings, A.Babayigit, H.-G. Boyen, M.F. Toney and M. D. McGehee, "Band gap tuning via lattice contraction and octahedral tilting in perovskite materials for photovoltaics", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (32), 11117-11124, 2017. (impact factor: 14.357; citations: 107; peer-reviewed)
  • B. Conings, S.A. Bretschneider, A.Babayigit, N. Gauquelin, I. Cardinaletti, J. Manca, J. Verbeeck, H.J. Snaith and H.-G. Boyen, "Structure-property relations of methylamine vapour treated hybrid perovskite CH3NH3PbI3 films and solar cells", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9 (9), 8092-8099, 2017. (impact factor: 8.097; citations: 21; peer-reviewed)
  • B. Conings, A.babayigit, M.T. Klugg, S. Bai, N. Gauquelin, N. Sakai, J.T.W. Wang, J. Verbeeck, H.-G. Boyen and H.J. Snaith, "A universal deposition protocol for planar heterjunction solar cells with high efficiency based on hybrid lead halide perovskite families", Advanced Materials, 28 (48), 10701-10709, 2016. (impact factor: 21.950; citations: 58; peer- reviewed)
  • G. E. Eperon, T. Leijtens, K. A. Bush, R. Prasanna, T. Green, J. Tse-Wei Wang, D. P McMeekin, G. Volonakis, R. L. Milot, R. May, A. Palmstrom, D. J. Slotcavage, R. A. Belisle, J. B. Patel, E. S. Parrott, R. J. Sutton, W. Ma, F. Moghadam, B. Conings, A. Babayigit, H.-G. Boyen, S. Bent, F. Giustino, L. M. Herz, M. B. Johnston, M. D. McGehee and H. J. Snaith “Perovskite-perovskite tandem photovoltaics with optimised bandgaps”, Science, 354, 861-865, 2016. (impact factor: 37.205; citations: 474; peer- reviewed)
  • A. Babayigit, A. Ethirajan, M.Muller and B. Conings, " Toxicity of organometal halide perovskite solar cells", Nature Materials, 15 (3), 247, 2016. (impact factor: 39.235; citations: 355; peer- reviewed)
  • A. Babayigit, D. D. Thanh, A. Ethirajan, J. Manca, M. Muller, H.-G. Boyen and B. Conings, " Assesing the toxicity of Pb- and Sn-based perovskite solar cells in model organism Danio rerio", Scientific Reports, 6, 18721, 2016. (impact factor: 4.122; citations: 178; peer- reviewed)
  • B. Conings, J. Drijkoningen, N. Gauquelin, A. babayigit, J. D'haen, L. D'Olieslaeger, A. Ethirajan, J. Verbeeck, J. manca, E. Mosconi, F. De Angelis and H.-G. Boyen, "Intrinsic thermal instability of methylammonium lead trihalide perovskite", Advanced Energy Materials, 5 (15), 1500477, 2015. (impact factor: 21.875; citations: 782; peer- reviewed)
  • B. Conings, A. Babayigit, T. Vangerven, J. D'Haen, J. Manca and H. -G. Boyen, "The impact of precursor cater content on solution-processed organometal halide perovskite films and solar cells", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3 (37) 19123-19128, 2015. (impact factor: 9.931; citations: 39; peer- reviewed)

Education

  • Oct 2016 – Sep 2020, Ph. D. Science 
  • 2013 – 2015 Master ‘Bioelectronics and Nanotechnology’ Hasselt University (BE)
  • 2010 – 2013 Bachelor ‘Biomedical Sciences’ Hasselt University (BE)

Professional Profile

  • Oct 2016 – present Ph. D. Fellow of Research Foundation Flanders Supervision: Prof. dr. Jef Poortmans and Prof. dr. Hans-Gerd Boyen
  • Oct 2019 – Oct 2020 Visiting Ph. D. Fellow, KAUST, KAUST Solar Center (SA) Supervision: Prof. Stefaan De wolf
  • Nov 2015 – May 2016 Visiting researcher, Oxford University, Department physics (UK) Supervision: Prof. Henry J. Snaith, FRS
  • Aug 2015 – Oct 2016 Researcher, IMEC, Institute for Materials Research (BE)  Supervision: Prof. dr. Jef Poortmans and Prof. dr. Hans-Gerd Boyen
 

Scientific and Professional Membership

 
2018 – present President, Joint Materials Research Society Chapter, Hasselt University (BE)
2016 – 2019 Organising member, TEDxUHasselt, Hasselt University (BE)
 

Awards

 
  • International Mobility Grant "Long Research Stay Abroad (10months)" (V435419N), Research Fund Flanders (FWO), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KAUST Solar Center, KAUST Photovoltaics-Laboratory (Prof. dr. Stefaan De Wolf).
  • Mobility Grant "International conference" (K128519N), Research Fund Flanders (FWO), Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting 2019, Phoenix, United States.
  • Mobility Grant "International conference" (K1G8118N), Research Fund Flanders (FWO), Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting 2018, Boston, United States.
  • "Best Poster" award by Materials Horizon of the Royal Society of Chemistry, International Perovskite Solar cells and Optoelectronics Conference (PSCO), 2016, Genoa, Italy—for contribution: " A universal deposition protocol for planar heterojunction solar cells with high efficiency based on hybrid lead halide perovskite families" by B.Conings, A.Babayigit, M.T. Klugg, S. Bai, N. Gauquelin, N. Sakai, J. T.-W. Wang, J. Verbeeck, H.-G. Boyen and H. J. Snaith
  • "Ph.D. Fellowship of Research Fund Flanders" FWO Mandaat Aspirant for fundamental research in Science and Technology" (1158417N), with an approved extension until 30.09.2020.
  • International Mobility Grant "Long Research Stay Abroad (6months)" (V466715N), Research Fund Flanders (FWO), Oxford University, Department of Physics, Photovoltaic and Optoelectronics Devices (Prof. dr. Henry J. Snaith, FRS).
  • "Best oral contribution" award by Nature Energy, International Perovskite Solar cells and Optoelectronics Conference (PSCO), 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland—for contribution: "The first toxicity assessment of perovskite degradation products" by A.Babayigit, D.D. Thanh, A. Ethirajan, J.Manca, H.-G. Boyen and B.Conings
  • "Most Meritorious Student" award by Hasselt University, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty Medicine, 2015— for outstanding achievements obtained during the master program.

KAUST Affiliations

KAUST Solar Center (KSC)

Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) 

Research Interests Keywords

Perovskite Solar Cells Low band gap perovskites