Michele De Bastiani

Michele De Bastiani

Michele De Bastiani is a Research Scientist that dedicated his career in studying and developing advanced technologies for photovoltaics applications. In his 10+ years of experiences, he has covered both emerging technologies, (like organic, perovskite, and tandem solar cells) and more industrially mature technologies, such as the silicon heterojunction. He is currently interested in exploring the potential of perovskite solar cells within the current photovoltaic scenario, from both the efficiency and stability perspectives. He co-authored more than fifty peer-reviewed publications, founded a start-up for the manufacturing of foldable solar modules, filed two patents, and submitted ten more.



2016 – PhD in Material Science and Engineering, Università degli studi di Padova – Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Milan Italy

2016-2017 Postdoc, FunLab, KAUST, Prof. Osman Bakr

2017-2020 Postdoc, KPVLab, KAUST, Prof. Stefaan De Wolf

2020-2022 Research Scientist, KAUST, Prof. Stefaan De Wolf


Selected publications

Damp heat–stable perovskite solar cells with tailored-dimensionality 2D/3D heterojunctions

Randi Azmi, Esma Ugur, Akmaral Seitkhan, Faisal Aljamaan, Anand S Subbiah, Jiang Liu, George T Harrison, Mohamad I Nugraha, Mathan K Eswaran, Maxime Babics, Yuan Chen, Fuzong Xu, Thomas G Allen, Atteq ur Rehman, Chien-Lung Wang, Thomas D Anthopoulos, Udo Schwingenschlögl, Michele De Bastiani, Erkan Aydin, Stefaan De Wolf

2022, Science, eabm5784


Efficient bifacial monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells via bandgap engineering

Michele De Bastiani, Alessandro J Mirabelli, Yi Hou, Fabrizio Gota, Erkan Aydin, Thomas G Allen, Joel Troughton, Anand S Subbiah, Furkan H Isikgor, Jiang Liu, Lujia Xu, Bin Chen, Emmanuel Van Kerschaver, Derya Baran, Beatrice Fraboni, Michael F Salvador, Ulrich W Paetzold, Edward H Sargent, Stefaan De Wolf

2021 Nature Energy 6 (2), 167-175


Interplay between temperature and bandgap energies on the outdoor performance of perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells

Erkan Aydin, Thomas G Allen, Michele De Bastiani, Lujia Xu, Jorge Ávila, Michael Salvador, Emmanuel Van Kerschaver, Stefaan De Wolf

2020 Nature Energy 5 (11), 851-859


Efficient tandem solar cells with solution-processed perovskite on textured crystalline silicon

Yi Hou, Erkan Aydin, Michele De Bastiani, Chuanxiao Xiao, Furkan H Isikgor, Ding-Jiang Xue, Bin Chen, Hao Chen, Behzad Bahrami, Ashraful H Chowdhury, Andrew Johnston, Se-Woong Baek, Ziru Huang, Mingyang Wei, Yitong Dong, Joel Troughton, Rawan Jalmood, Alessandro J Mirabelli, Thomas G Allen, Emmanuel Van Kerschaver, Makhsud I Saidaminov, Derya Baran, Qiquan Qiao, Kai Zhu, Stefaan De Wolf, Edward H Sargent

2020 Science 367 (6482), 1135-1140


Toward Stable Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Photovoltaics: A Six-Month Outdoor Performance Study in a Hot and Humid Climate

Michele De Bastiani, Emmanuel Van Kerschaver, Quentin Jeangros, Atteq Ur Rehman, Erkan Aydin, Furkan H Isikgor, Alessandro J Mirabelli, Maxime Babics, Jiang Liu, Shynggys Zhumagali, Esma Ugur, George T Harrison, Thomas G Allen, Bin Chen, Yi Hou, Semen Shikin, Edward H Sargent, Christophe Ballif, Michael Salvador, Stefaan De Wolf

2021 ACS Energy Letters 6 (8), 2944-2951


Mechanical Reliability of Fullerene/Tin Oxide Interfaces in Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Cells

Michele De Bastiani, Giovanni Armaroli, Rawan Jalmood, Laura Ferlauto, Xiaole Li, Ran Tao, George T Harrison, Mathan K Eswaran, Randi Azmi, Maxime Babics, Anand S Subbiah, Erkan Aydin, Thomas G Allen, Craig Combe, Tobias Cramer, Derya Baran, Udo Schwingenschlögl, Gilles Lubineau, Daniela Cavalcoli, Stefaan De Wolf

2022 ACS Energy Letters 7, 827-833