Ultrafast Dynamics Group
Frédéric Laquai's Group


Esma Ugur

PhD Students

Research Interests

​Esma’s research interest is photophysics of perovskite solar cells with different electron and hole selective layers. She focuses on understanding of charge carrier generation, transport and recombination processes in perovskite absorber layer and perovskite/selective layer systems.

Selected Publications

  •  ​E. Ugur, A. D. Sheikh, R. Munir, J. I. Khan, ​D. Barrit, A. Amassian, F. Laquai, Improved Morphology and Efficiency of n-i-p Planar Perovskite Solar Cells by Processing with Glycol Ether Additives, ACS Energy Letters 2017, 2, 1960-1968.  
  • N. D. Sankir, E. Aydin, E. Ugur, M. Sankir, Non-Toxic and Environmentally Friendly Route for Preparation of Copper Indium Sulfide Based Thin Film Solar Cells, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2015, 640, 468-474.
  • N. D. Sankir, E. Aydin, E. Ugur, M. Sankir, Spray Pyrolysis of Nano-structured Optical and Electronic Materials, In A. Tiwari (edt) Advanced Materials Series-Optical and Electronic Materials, WILEY-Scrivener Publishing, USA, Year of Publication 2015, Chpt 3, 127-181.​


  • M.Sc.  Micro and Nanotechnology Graduate Program, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey, 2014
  • B.Sc. in Physics Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2011

Professional Profile

  • 2012-2014: Research Assistant, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Energy Researches Laboratory, Ankara, Turkey 

  • 2013-2014: Teaching Assistant, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey 

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​​Materials Research Society (MRS)  ​