Stefaan De Wolf

Stefaan De Wolf


Stefaan De Wolf received his Ph.D. degree in 2005 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, during which time he was also affiliated with imec. From 2005 to 2008, he was with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan. In 2008, he joined Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, as a team leader in the Photovoltaics and Thin-Film Electronics Laboratory for its activities on high-efficiency silicon solar cells. Since September 2016, he has been an associate professor at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, developing high-efficiency silicon and perovskite solar cells.


Title and Abstract of the Speech: 

Passivating contacts for silicon and perovskite solar cells

Stefaan De Wolf

KAUST Solar Center (KSC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


In silicon and perovskite solar cells, carrier recombination at the electrical contacts is increasingly recognized as a key factor limiting device performance. In this presentation we discuss the different available strategies to passive contacts of both types of photovoltaic technologies. Implementing such contacts opens the road to solar cells working in their radiative limit.

Close Menu

Turkish Airlines is the official airline of PVCon2018 and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions, please contact us via the form below.

Special Issue in Renewable Energy

Selected number of papers with strong original contributions to science/applied science which include papers on both relevant modeling and laboratory/field experimental researches will be invited to be peer reviewed and published as special issue in the international journal Renewable Energy.

RG impact factor:  4.52        5-Year Impact Factor:  4.825

Editor:  Elsevier
Managing Editor:  Prof. Dr. Bulent G. Akinoglu