Furkan H. Isikgor

Research Scientists

Research Scientist


Research Interests

My current research interests are directed towards silicon-perovskite based tandem solar cells. Particularly, my research is focused on improving efficiency of silicon-based and hybrid perovskite photovoltaics by compositional and interface engineering strategies.


Selected Publications

  • Highly Efficient and Stable Inverted Perovskite Solar calls with Two-dimensional ZnSe Deposited by Thermal Evaporat... 
    M. Imran, H. Coskun, F. H. Isikgor, B. Li, N. A. Khan, J. Ouyang
    J. Mater. Chem. A, (2018)., (2018)
  • Self-assembled atomically thin hybrid conjugated polymer perovskites with two-dimensional structure 
    F. H Isikgor, C. D. Reddy, M. Li, H. Coskun, B. Li, Y-W. Zhang, S. J. Pennycook, J. Ouyang
    J. Mater. Chem. C, 6, 8405-8410, (2018)., (2018)
  • The Effect of Methylammonium Iodide on the Supersaturation and Interfacial Energy of the Crystallization of Methyla... 
    B. Li, F. H. Isikgor, H. Coskun, J. Ouyang
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 56, 16073-16076, (2017)., (2017)
  • Factors influencing the mechanical properties of formamidinium lead halides and related hybrid perovskites 
    S. Sun, F. H. Isikgor, Z. Deng, F. Wei, G. Kieslich, P. D. Bristowe, J. Ouyang, A. K. Chee...
    ChemSusChem, 10, 3740-3745, (2017)., (2017)
  • Enhancing the photovoltaic performance of planar heterojunction perovskite solar cells by doping the perovskite lay... 
    J. Chang, Z. Lin, H. Zhu, F. H. Isikgor, Q. H. Xu, C. Zhang, Y. Hao, J. Ouyang
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 16546-16552, (2016)., (2016)


  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2017.
  • MSc., Chemistry, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.
  • Integrated B.S. and M.S., Chemistry Education, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009.

Professional Profile

  • 2022-present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia​
  • 2018-2022: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017-2018: Research fellow, NUS, Singapore
  • 2013-2014: Teaching assistant, NUS, Singapore
  • 2009-2012: Teaching assistant, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Solar Energy Perovskite solar cells Perovskite-Silicon Tandem Solar Cells Photovoltaics