Ultrafast Dynamics Group
Frédéric Laquai's Group


Zhipeng Kan

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

 am interested in the device physics of organic solar cell, including device fabrications and characterizations, charge transport properties, recombination processes, device stabilities. 

Selected Publications

  • ​Charge transport control via polymer polymorph modulation in ternary organic photovoltaic composites 
Z. Kan, L Colella, EV Canesi, A Vorobiev, V Skrypnychuk, G Terraneo, ... Roderick CI MacKe...
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4 (4), 1195-1201, (-)
  • Well-Defined Star-Shaped Conjugated Macroelectrolytes as Efficient Electron-Collecting Interlayer for Inverted Poly... 
W Xu, Z Kan, T Ye, L Zhao, WY Lai, R Xia, G Lanzani, PE Keivanidis, W Huang
ACS applied materials & interfaces 7 (1), 452-459, (-)
  • Triple bulk heterojunctions as means for recovering the microstructure of photoactive layers in organic solar cell ... 
Z Kan, L Colella, EV Canesi, G Lerario, RSS Kumar, V Bonometti, ... Thomas D Anthopoulos, ...
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 120, 37-47, (-)


  • ​Ph.D in Physics, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2015
  • M.Sc., Institute of Solid State Phyiscs, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2010
  • B.Sc., Guangxi University, China, 2007

Professional Profile

  • ​2015 – present  Postdoctral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011 – 2015       PhD fellow, Center for Nano Science and Technology, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia @ Polimi, Milan, Italy
  • 2007 – 2010 Research assistant,  Institute of Solid State Phyiscs, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

KAUST Affiliations

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