Erkan Aydin

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Current

Location:

​Al Kindi B5/L3- 3254-WS14 (Seaside)

Research Interest

  • ​​Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells
  • Perovskite Solar Cells
  • Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Introduction

​Erkan Aydin received his B.Eng. degree from the Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey in 2010. At the end of four years, he graduated at first rank from the Mechanical Engineering out of 160 students. During this education, he was awarded several times with “High Honour Certificate”. He completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at TOBB ETU Micro and Nanotechnology Graduate Program (MNT) in 2012 and 2016, respectively. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at KAUST Solar Center.​

Selected Publications

  • Hou, Y., Aydin, E., De Bastiani, M., Xiao, C., Isikgor, F. H., Xue, D.-J., Chen, B., Chen, H., Bahrami, B., Chowdhury, A. H., Johnston, A., Baek, S.-W., Huang, Z., Wei, M., Dong, Y., Troughton, J., Jalmood, R., Mirabelli, A. J., Allen, T. G., Van Kerschaver, E., Saidaminov, M. I., Baran, D., Qiao, Q., Zhu, K., De Wolf, S., Sargent, E. H., Efficient tandem solar cells with solution-processed perovskite on textured crystalline silicon. Science 2020, 367 (6482), 1135-1140. (Equal contributor).
  • Chen, B., Baek, S. W., Hou, Y., Aydin, E., De Bastiani, M., Scheffel, B., ... & Jung, E. H. (2020). Enhanced optical path and electron diffusion length enable high-efficiency perovskite tandems. Nature Communications, 11(1), 1-9.
  • Aydin, E., De Bastiani, M., De Wolf, S., Defect and Contact Passivation for Perovskite Solar Cells. Advanced Materials 2019, 1900428.
  • ​Yang, X., Aydin, E., Xu, H., Kang, J., Hedhili, M., Liu, W., ... & De Wolf, S. (2018). Tantalum Nitride Electron‐Selective Contact for Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials, 1800608.​
  • Aydin, E., De Bastiani, M., Yang, X., Sajjad, M., Aljamaan, F., Smirnov, Y., Hedhili, M. N., Liu, W., Allen, T. G., Xu, L., Kerschaver, E. V., Morales‐Masis, M., Schwingenschlögl, U., De Wolf, S., Zr‐Doped Indium Oxide (IZRO) Transparent Electrodes for Perovskite‐Based Tandem Solar Cells. Advanced Functional Materials 2019, 1901741.
  • Aydin, E., Troughton, J., De Bastiani, M., Ugur, E., Sajjad, M., Alzahrani, A., Neophytou, M., Schwingenschlögl, U., Laquai, F., Baran, D., De Wolf, S. "Room-Temperature Sputtered Nanocrystalline Nickel Oxide as Hole Transport Layer for p−i−n Perovskite Solar Cells " ACS Applied Energy Materials (2018) 1, 11, 6227-6233​.​
  • Peng, J., Khan, J. I., Liu, W., Ugur, E., Duong, T., Wu, Y., Shen, H., Wang, K., Dang, H., Aydin, E., Yang, X., Wan, Y., Weber, K. J., Catchpole, K. R., Laquai, F., De Wolf, S., White,T. P. "A Universal Double‐Side Passivation for High Open‐Circuit Voltage in Perovskite Solar Cells: Role of Carbonyl Groups in Poly(methyl methacrylate)" Advanced Energy Materials 2018, 1801208.​
  • De Bastiani, M., Aydin, E., Allen, T., Walter, D., Fell, A., Peng, J., Gasparini, N., Troughton, J., Baran, D., White, T. P., De Wolf, S. "Interfacial Dynamics and Contact Passivation in Perovskite Solar Cells" Advanced Electronic Materials 2018, 1800500.​

Education

  • Ph.D., Micro and Nanotechnology, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey, 2016
  • M.Sc., Micro and Nanotechnology, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey, 2012
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey, 2010​

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Materials Research Society (MRS)

Research Interests Keywords

Solar Energy Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells Perovskite Solar Cells Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells