Michele De Bastiani

Research Scientists

Research Scientist 2017-2022 Department of Chemistry & INSTM Università di Pavia, Italy



Al Kindi B5/L3- 3231-WS09 (Seaside)

Research Interests


​​Research and development of innovative designs and architectures for high efficiency silicon-based and hybrid perovskite solar cells.​​

Selected Publications

  • Thermochromic Perovskite Inks for Reversible Smart Window Applications
    M. De Bastiani, M.I. Saidaminov, I. Dursun, L. Sinatra, W. Peng, U. Buttner, O.F. Mohammed...
    Chemistry of Materials, 29(8), pp. 3367-3370, (2017)
  • Ion Migration and the the Role of Pre-conditioning cycles in the Stabilization of the J-V Characteristics of Invert...
    De Bastiani M., Dell’Erba G., Gandini M., D’Innocenzo V., Neutzner S., Kandada A. R. S., G...
    Adv. Energy Mater., 6, 1501453, (2016)
  • Role of the crystallization substrate on the photoluminescence properties of organo-lead mixed halides perovskites
    De Bastiani M, D’Innocenzo V., Stranks S. D., Snaith H. J., Petrozza A.
    APL Mater., 2 (8), 081509, (2014)
  • The critical role of interfacial dynamics in the stability of organic photovoltaic devices
    Grancini G., De Bastiani M., Martino N., Fazzi D., Egelhaaf H-J., Sauermann T., Antognazza...
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, 8249, (2014)
  • Role of microstructure in the electron–hole interaction of hybrid lead halide perovskites
    Grancini G., Kandada A. R. S., Frost J. M., Barker A. J., De Bastiani M., Gandini M., Marr...
    Nature Photon., 9, 695, (2015)
  • Mapping Electric Field–Induced Switchable Poling and Structural Degradation in Hybrid Lead Halide Perovskite Thin F...
    Leijtens T., Hoke E. T. H., Grancini G., Slotcavage D. J., Eperon G. E., Ball J. M., De Ba...
    Adv. Energy Mater., 1500962, (2015)
  • 17.6% stabilized efficiency in low-temperature processed planar perovskite solar cells
    Tao C., Neutzner S., Colella L., Marras S., Kandada A. R. S, Gandini M., De Bastiani M., P...
    Energy Environ. Sci., 8, 2365, (2015)
  • Charge selective contacts, mobile ions and anomalous hysteresis in organic–inorganic perovskite solar cells
    Zhang Y., Liu M., Eperon G. E., Leijtens T. C., McMeekin D., Saliba M., Zhang W., De Basti...
    Mater. Horiz., 2, 315, (2015)
  • Tuning the light emission properties by band gap engineering in hybrid lead halide perovskite
    D’Innocenzo V., Kandada A. R. S., De Bastiani M., Gandini M., Petrozza A.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136 (51), 17730, (2014)
  • The impact of the crystallization processes on the structural and optical properties of hybrid perovskite films for...
    Grancini G., Marras S., Prato M., Giannini C., Quarti C., De Angelis F., De Bastiani M., E...
    J. Phys Chem. Lett., 5, 3836, (2014)


  • ​​Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Italian Institute of Technolgy, University of Padua, Padova, Italy, 2016

Professional Profile

  • ​2016-2017: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia​​
  • 2015-2016: Fellow researcher, Center for Nanoscience and Technology, CNST@PoliMi, Italian Institute of Technology, Milan, Italy

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

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