Zahra Andaji Garmaroudi

Zahra Andaji-Garmaroudi is a Post-Doc researcher at the University of Pavia, working with Prof. Giulia Grancini. She completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge in Cavendish Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Sam Stranks and Prof. Richard Friend. Her research and work experience have been on studying micro‐ and macro-scale optical properties of perovskite materials, and innovations that could help to boost the efficiency and stability of perovskite devices.

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2016 – 2020

PhD in Physics (4-year course)Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UKPhD thesis title: ‘Exploiting and Inhibiting Ion Migration to Control Luminescence in Halide Perovskites ’Supervisors: Prof. Richard Friend, Dr. Sam Stranks.Description: My PhD research was focused on fabrication and characterization of hybrid perovskite materials and implementing them in light emitting devices to reach high performance and long-term stability. 

2012 – 2014

MSc in Material Science and Engineering (2-year course)Material Science and Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, IranMaster thesis: ‘Optimization of TiO2 based photoanode electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cell using different microstructures and arrangement modes of the layers’

2007 – 2011

BSc in Solid State Physics (4-year course)Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran


Zahra Andaji Garmaroudi, Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, Felix U. Kosasih, Tiarnan Doherty, Stuart Macpherson, Alan R. Bowman, Gabriel J. Man, Ute B. Cappel, Håkan Rensmo, Caterina Ducati, Richard H. Friend & Samuel D. Stranks; “Elucidating and Mitigating Degradation Processes in Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes”, Accepted for publication in Advance Energy Materials.

Z. Andaji‐Garmaroudi, M. Anaya, A. J. Pearson, S. D. Stranks; “Photobrightening in Lead Halide Perovskites: Observations, Mechanisms, and Future Potential”, Advance Energy Materials 2020, 10, 1903109.

T. A. S. Doherty, A. J. Winchester, S. Macpherson, D. N. Johnstone, V. Pareek, E. M. Tennyson, S. Kosar, F. U. Kosasih, M. Anaya, M. Abdi-Jalebi, Z. Andaji-Garmaroudi, E. L. Wong, J. Madéo, Y. H. Chiang, J. S. Park, Y. K. Jung, C. E. Petoukhoff, G. Divitini, M. K. L. Man, C. Ducati, A. Walsh, P. A. Midgley, K. M. Dani, S. D. Stranks; “Performance-limiting nanoscale trap clusters at grain junctions in halide perovskites”, Nature 2020, 580, 360–366.

Z. Andaji-Garmaroudi, M. Abdi-Jalebi, D. Guo, S. Macpherson, A. Sadhanala, E. M. Tennyson, E. Ruggeri, M. Anaya, K. Galkowski, R. Shivanna, K. Lohmann, K. Frohna, S. Mackowski, T. J. Savenije, R. H. Friend, and S. D. Stranks; “Highly Emissive Surface Layer in Mixed-Halide Multi cation Perovskites”, Advance Materials 2019, 31, 1902374.

A. Szemjonov, K. Galkowski, M. Anaya, Z. Andaji-Garmaroudi, T. K. Baikie, S. Mackowski, I. D. Baikie, S. D. Stranks, M. S. Islam; “Impact of Oxygen on the Electronic Structure of Triple-Cation Halide Perovskites”, ACS Materials Letters 2019, 1, 506–510 .

D. Guo, Z. Andaji Garmaroudi, M. Abdi-Jalebi, S. D. Stranks, T. J. Savenije; “Reversible Removal of Intermixed Shallow States by Light Soaking in Multication Mixed Halide Perovskite Films”, ACS Energy Letters 2019, 4, 2360−2367.

A. Bowman, M. Klug, T. Doherty, M. Farrar, S. P Senanayak, B. Wenger, G. Divitini, E. Booker, Z. Andaji Garmaroudi, S. Macpherson, E. Ruggeri, H. Sirringhaus, H. J Snaith, S. D Stranks; “Microsecond Carrier Lifetimes, Controlled p-Doping and Enhanced Air Stability in Low-Bandgap Metal Halide Perovskites”, ACS Energy Letters 2019, 4, 2301−2307.

M. Abdi-Jalebi, M. I. Dar, S. P Senanayak, A. Sadhanala, Z. Andaji Garmaroudi, L. M Pazos-Outón, J. M. Richter, A. J. Pearson, H. Sirringhaus, M. Grätzel, R. H. Friend; “Charge extraction via graded doping of hole transport layers gives highly luminescent and stable metal halide perovskite devices”, Science Advances 2019, 5, eaav2012.

M. Abdi-Jalebi, Z. Andaji-Garmaroudi, A. J. Pearson, G. Divitini, S. Cacovich, B. Philippe, H. Rensmo, C. Ducati, R. H. Friend, S. D. Stranks; “Potassium- and Rubidium-Passivated Alloyed Perovskite Films: Optoelectronic Properties and Moisture Stability”, ACS energy letters 2018, 3, 2671−2678.

M. Baranowski, J. M. Urban, N. Zhang, A. Surrente, D. K. Maude, Z. Andaji Garmaroudi, S. D. Stranks, P. Plochocka; “Static and Dynamic Disorder in Triple-Cation Hybrid Perovskites”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122, 17473−17480.

G. Nan, X. Zhang, M. Abdi‐Jalebi, Z. Andaji Garmaroudi, S. D Stranks, G. Lu, D. Beljonne; “How methylammonium cations and chlorine dopants heal defects in lead iodide perovskites”, Advanced Energy Materials 2018, 8, 1702754.

M. Abdi-Jalebi, Z. Andaji-Garmaroudi, S. Cacovich, C. Stavrakas, B. Philippe, J. M Richter, M. Alsari, E. P Booker, E. M Hutter, A. J Pearson, S. Lilliu, T. J Savenije, H. Rensmo, G. Divitini, C. Ducati, R. H Friend, S. D Stranks; “Maximizing and stabilizing luminescence from halide perovskites with potassium passivation”, Nature 2018, 555, 497–501.

Z. Andaji Garmaroudi, M.R. Mohammadi; “Plasmonic effects of infiltrated silver nanoparticles inside TiO2 film: Enhanced photovoltaic performance in DSSCs”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2015, 99, 167–173.

Z. Andaji Garmaroudi, M.R. Mohammadi; “Design of TiO2 dye-sensitized solar cell photoanode electrodes with different microstructures and arrangement modes of the layers”, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 2015, 76, 666–678. 

N. Mozaffari, Z. Andaji Garmaroudi, M.R. Mohammadi, P. Gharavi; “Comparative study on effect of titania morphology for light harvesting and scattering of DSSCs: Mesoporous nanoparticles, microspheres, and dandelion-like particles”, Journal of Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy 2016, 35, 1818-1826.

Andaji Garmaroudi, M. Abdi-Jalebi, M.R. Mohammadi, R.H. Friend; “A facile low temperature route to deposit a TiO2 scattering layer for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells”, RSC Advances 2016, 6, 70895–70901.!divAbstractM.

Mojaddami, Z. Andaji garmaroudi, M.R. Mohammadi; “Efficient dye-sensitized solar cells based on TiO2 nanoparticles and skein-like nanotubes: Effect of arrangement modes of the layers and TiCl4 treatment ”, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 2016, 61, 138-146.