Yuliar Firdaus, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

​​My research interests include organic and hydrid solar cells device characterization, photophysics and photochemistry of organic and quantum dots materials, as well as charge transport and recombination study.

Selected Publications

  • Enhancement of the photovoltaic performance in P3HT: PbS hybrid solar cells using small size PbS quantum dots 
    Y. Firdaus et al.
    J. Appl. Phys. 116, 094305, (2014)
  • Charge transport and recombination in P3HT: PbS solar cells 
    Y. Firdaus et al.
    J. Appl. Phys. 117, 095503, (2015)
  • Improved Spectral Coverage and Fluorescence Quenching in Donor–acceptor Systems Involving Indolo [3‐2‐b] carbazole ... 
    A. Khetubol et al.
    Photochemistry and photobiology 91, 637-653, (2015)
  • Charge separation dynamics at bulk heterojunctions between poly(3-hexylthiophene) and PbS quantum dots 
    Y. Firdaus et al.
    J. Appl. Phys. 118, 055502, (2015)
  • Photoinduced Charge Transfer in Hybrid Systems of CuInS2 Nanocrystals and Conductive Polymer 
    R. Miranti et al
    J. Phys. Chem. C. 119 (39), 22669-22680 , (2015)
  • π-Bridge-Independent 2-(Benzo [c][1, 2, 5] thiadiazol-4-ylmethylene) malononitrile-Substituted Nonfullerene Accepto... 
    K. Wang et al.
    Chem. Mater. 28 (7), 2200-2208, (2016)


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2015

Professional Profile

  • 2015-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010-2015: PhD, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Small molecule acceptor Polymer Quantum dot Photophysics Solar cell device charge transport