Maxime Babics

Research Scientists

Research Scientist Jan 2021- Aug 2023



Al Kindi B5/L3 3231-WS09 (Seaside)


Maxime Babics earned his MSc (2010) in materials engineering at the École supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Luminy in Marseille, France. He obtained a Santiago Grisolia grant to work on silicon solar cells at the Nanophotonics Technology Center in Valencia, Spain during the following 2 years. He completed his PhD from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2018 working on the relationship between morphology and device performance of organic bulk-heterojunction solar cells. He later joined the Imperial College London as a postdoctoral fellow to explore the use of organic semiconductors for photodetectors, transistors, and photocathodes. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at KAUST working on scaling-up efficient and stable tandem devices.

Research Interests

Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells, Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells, Scalable photovoltaics, organic interlayers


  • 2014- 2018 PhD Material Science and Engineering KAUST
  • 2008 – 2010 Master of Science (MS) Materials Engineering École supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Luminy

KAUST Affiliations

Kaust Solar Center

Research Interests Keywords

Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells Scalable photovoltaics Organic interlayers