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Academic Background:

M.Sc. (Chemistry) University of Hyderabad (2005)

Ph.D. (Materials Chemistry) Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (2010)

Research Interests:

  • Nanostructured materials for photovoltaics
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid materials for light harvesting
  • Molecular electronics
  • Dye/semiconductor sensitized solar cells
  • Photoelectrochemical cells for H2 generation
  • Perovskite Photoferroics

Selected Publications:

  • “Porphyrin-Sensitized Solar Cells with Cobalt (II/III)-Based Redox Electrolyte Exceed 12% Efficiency”
    Aswani Yella, Hsuan-Wei Lee, Hoi Nok Tsao, Chenyi Yi, Aravind Kumar Chandiran, Md. Khaja Nazeeruddin, Eric Wei-Guang Diau, Chen-Yu Yeh, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin, Michael Grätzel.
    Science, (2011), 334, 629-634.
  • “Dye-sensitized solar cells with 13% efficiency achieved through the molecular engineering of porphyrin sensitizers”
    Aswani Yella,§ Simon Mathew,§ Peng Gao, Robin Humphry-Baker, Basile Curchod , Negar Ashari Astani, Ivano Tavernelli , Ursula Röthlisberger, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Michael Grätzel §authors contributed equally.
    Nature Chemistry, (2014), 6, 242-247.
  • “Perovskite Solar cells employing organic charge transport layers”
    Olga Malinkiewicz,  Aswani Yella, Yong Hui Lee, Guillermo Minguez Espallargas, Michael Graetzel, Mohammad K Nazeeruddin, Henk J Bolink.
    Nature Photonics, (2014), 8, 128-132.
  • “Sub-nanometer conformal TiO2 blocking layer for high-efficiency solid-state CH3NH3PbI3 absorber solar cells”
    Aravind Kumar Chandiran, Aswani Yella,* Peng Gao, Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin, Michael Grätzel * Corresponding author
    Advanced Materials, (2014), 26, 4309-4312.
  • “Nanocrystalline rutile electron extraction layer enables low temperature solution processed perovskite photovoltaics with 13.7% efficiency”
    Aswani Yella,* Leo-Philipp Heiniger, Peng Gao, Md. Khaja Nazeeruddin, Michael Grätzel. * Corresponding author
    Nanoletters, (2014), 14, 2591-2596.