Functional Materials and Energy Devices group (FMED)

The Functional Materials and Energy Devices group (FMED) led by Dr Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi researches the discovery of novel energy materials and advanced energy devices based on low-temperature processable molecular semiconductors and hybrid organic-inorganic heterostructures between such organic semiconductors and inorganic semiconductors, such as metal halide perovskites, metal oxides and nanoparticles.

These functional materials are of growing interest for a range of emerging technological applications, including low-cost, large area photovoltaics, energy-efficient light-emitters, electrochemical devices and other energy applications and flexible electronics. Our research aims to discover and incorporate new inexpensive functional materials in energy devices to alter the energy landscape by reducing the cost of energy production, consumption, and storage.

Highlighted Publications

  1. Shanyue Hou, et al., Mojtaba Abdi‐Jalebi, Bulk In Situ Reconstruction of Heterojunction Perovskite Enabling Stable Solar Cells Over 24% Efficiency” Advanced Functional Materials, 342310133 (2024). 
  2. Quanyao Lin, et al., Mojtaba Abdi-Jelbi, The race between complicated multiple cation/anion compositions and stabilization of FAPbI3 for halide perovskite solar cells” Journal of Materials Chemistry C11, 2449-2468 (2023).
  3. Azhar Fakharuddin, Mahesh K Gangishetty, Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, et al., Felix Deschler, Maria Vasilopoulou, Henk J Bolink, Perovskite light-emitting diodes”, Nature Electronics, 5, pages 203–216 (2022). 
  4. Narges Yaghoobi Nia, Mahmoud Zendehdel, Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi*, et al., Richard H Friend, Aldo Di Carlo, Beyond 17% Stable Perovskite Solar Module via Polaron Arrangement of Tuned Polymeric Hole Transport Layer”, Nano Energy, Volume 82, 105685 (2021).
  5. Laura Schade, et al., Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, Henry J Snaith, “Crystallographic, Optical, and Electronic Properties of the Cs2AgBi1–xInxBr6 Double Perovskite: Understanding the Fundamental Photovoltaic Efficiency Challenges”, ACS Energy Lett. 2021, 6, 1073–1081 (2021). 
  6. Shuai Yuan, et al., Mojtaba Abdi‐Jalebi, Osman M Bakr, Samuel D Stranks, Neil C Greenham, Richard H Friend, “Efficient and Spectrally Stable Blue Perovskite Light-Emitting Diodes Employing a Cationic π-Conjugated Polymer”, Advanced Materials, 33, 2103640 (2021).
  7. Sanyang Han, et al., Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, Aditya Sadhanala, Artem Bakulin, David Beljonne, Xiaogang Liu, Akshay Rao, “Lanthanide-doped inorganic nanoparticles turn molecular triplet excitons bright”, Nature, 587, 594–599 (2020). 
  8. Tiarnan AS Doherty, et al., Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, Aron Walsh, Paul A Midgley, Keshav M Dani, Samuel D Stranks, Performance-limiting nanoscale trap clusters at grain junctions in halide perovskites”, Nature, 580, 360–366 (2020). 
  9. Sascha Feldmann, et al., Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, Samuel D Stranks, Felix Deschler, “Photodoping through local charge carrier accumulation in alloyed hybrid perovskites for highly efficient luminescence”, Nature Photonics, 14, 123–128 (2020).
  10. Satyaprasad P Senanayak, Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, et al., Henning Sirringhaus, “A general approach for hysteresis-free, operationally stable metal halide perovskite field-effect transistors”, Science Advances, Vol. 6, no. 15, eaaz4948 (2020).

Partnerships with: