Shanshan Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow



​Al Kindi B5/L3- 3254-WS19 (Seaside)


Dr. Shanshan Zhang studied and completed her Ph.D. from 10/2015-to 07/2019 at the University of Queensland in Australia. She mainly worked on investigating the Working Principles, Materials, and Interfaces in inverted Perovskite Solar Cells. During her PhD, she also worked with Dr. Martin Stolterfoht on quantifying the energy loss in Perovskite solar cells in Professor Dieter Neher’s group at Universität Potsdam. Now her work is to design ‘lossless’ and stable contacts and explore how to solve the adhesion and reliability issues associated with such contacts, to be implemented in high-efficiency solar cells, with the key application being monolithic perovskite/c-Si tandem solar cells.

Research Interests

Thin-film semiconductors, Photovoltaic solar cells, energy loss analysis, charge carrier recombination. 

Selected Publications

Shanshan Zhang*, Paul E Shaw, Guanran Zhang, Hui Jin, Meiqian Tai, Hong Lin, Paul Meredith, Paul L. Burn, Dieter Neher, and Martin Stolterfoht*   Defect/Interface Recombination Limited Quasi-Fermi Level Splitting and Open-Circuit Voltage in Mono-and Triple-Cation Perovskite Solar Cells, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2010, 12 (33), 37647-37656

Shanshan Zhang, Seyed Mehrdad Hosseini, René Gunder, Petsiuk, Andrei, Pietro Caprioglio, Christian M. Wolff, Safa Shoaee, Paul Meredith, Susan Schorr, Thomas Unold, Paul L. Burn, Dieter Neher, Martin Stolterfoht*  Bulk, interface and charge transport loss mechanisms in high efficiency low dimensional perovskite solar cellsAdv. Mater, 2019. 10.1002/adma.201901090

Shanshan Zhang, Martin Stolterfoht, Ardalan Armin, Qianqian Lin, Fengshuo Zu, Jan Sobus, Hui Jin, Norbert Koch, Paul Meredith, Paul L. Burn*, and Dieter Neher*  Interface Engineering of Solution-Processed Hybrid Organohalide Perovskite Solar Cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10(25), pp 21681–21687

Martin Stolterfoht, Christian M. Wolff, José A. Márquez, Shanshan Zhang, Charles J. Hages, Daniel Rothhardt, Steve Albrecht, Paul L. Burn, Paul Meredith, Thomas Unold, and Dieter Neher* Visualization and suppression of interfacial recombination for high-efficiency large-area pin perovskite solar cells, Nature energy, 2018, 3, pp 847–854




  • 2021-now  Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 10/2015-07/2019: Postgraduate Study (Ph.D.), Perovskite Solar Cells: Working Principles, Materials and Interfaces, University of Queensland, Australia

Research Interests Keywords

Photovoltaic solar cells Energy loss  analysis Charge  carrier recombination