Furkan Halis Isikgor

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow 2018-2022
Research Scientist in the group of Prof. Thomas Anthopoulos



Al Kindi B5/L3- 3254-WS05 (Seaside)

Research Interests

My current research interests are directed towards silicon-perovskite based tandem solar cells. Particularly, my research is focused on improving efficiency of silicon-based and hybrid perovskite photovoltaics by compositional and interface engineering strategies.

Selected Publications

  • ​Highly Efficient and Stable Inverted Perovskite Solar calls with Two-dimensional ZnSe Deposited by Thermal Evaporator for Electron Collection
    M. Imran, H. Coskun, F. H. Isikgor, B. Li, N. A. Khan, J. Ouyang
    J. Mater. Chem. A, (2018).
  • Self-assembled atomically thin hybrid conjugated polymer perovskites with two-dimensional structure
    F. H Isikgor, C. D. Reddy, M. Li, H. Coskun, B. Li, Y-W. Zhang, S. J. Pennycook, J. Ouyang
    J. Mater. Chem. C, 6, 8405-8410, (2018).
  • The Effect of Methylammonium Iodide on the Supersaturation and Interfacial Energy of the Crystallization of Methylammonium Lead Triiodide Single Crystals
    B. Li, F. H. Isikgor, H. Coskun, J. Ouyang
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 16073-16076, (2017).
  • Factors influencing the mechanical properties of formamidinium lead halides and related hybrid perovskites
    S. Sun, F. H. Isikgor, Z. Deng, F. Wei, G. Kieslich, P. D. Bristowe, J. Ouyang, A. K. Cheetham
    ChemSusChem, 10, 3740-3745, (2017).
  • Enhancing the photovoltaic performance of planar heterojunction perovskite solar cells by doping the perovskite layer with alkali metal ions
    J. Chang, Z. Lin, H. Zhu, F. H. Isikgor, Q. H. Xu, C. Zhang, Y. Hao, J. Ouyang
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 16546-16552, (2016).
  • High performance planar perovskite solar cells with a perovskite of mixed organic cations and mixed halides, MA1− xFAxPbI3−yCly
    F. H. Isikgor, B. Li, H. Zhu, Q. Xu, J. Ouyang
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 12543-12553, (2016).
  • Boosting the performance of planar heterojunction perovskite solar cell by controlling the precursor purity of perovskite materials
    J. Chang, H. Zhu, B. Li, F. H. Isikgor, Y. Hao, Q. Xu, J. Ouyang
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 887-893, (2016).
  • Lignocellulosic biomass: a sustainable platform for the production of bio-based chemicals and polymers
    F. H. Isikgor, C. R. Becer
    Polym. Chem., 6, 4497-4559, (2015).
  • Efficiency enhancement of planar perovskite solar cells by adding zwitterion/LiF double interlayers for electron collection
    K. Sun, J. Chang, F. H. Isikgor, P. Li, J. Ouyang
    Nanoscale, 7, 896-900, (2015).
  • Axially chiral pyridine compounds: synthesis, chiral separations and determination of protonation dependent barriers to hindered rotation
    F. H. Isikgor, S. Erol, I. Dogan
    Tetrahedron: Asymmetry, 25, 449-456, (2014).


  • ​Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2017.
  • MSc., Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  • Integrated B.S. and M.S., Chemistry Education, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009.

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017-2018: Research fellow, NUS, Singapore
  • 2013-2014: Teaching assistant, NUS, Singapore
  • 2009-2012: Teaching assistant, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey


  • ​Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)-PhD Scholarship
  • TÜBİTAK-MSc. Scholarship

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)​

Research Interests Keywords

Novel Selective Contacts Perovskite Solar Cells Contact Passivation Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells