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Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge


• May 2018 – Present: Research Fellow, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK

• Oct 2014 – May 2018: PhD Student, Optoelectronics Group,
University of Cambridge, UK
• Mar 2014 – Sept 2014: Research Assistance at Laboratory of
Photonics and Interfaces (LPI) at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
• Sept 2013 – Feb 2014: Independent researcher in the R&D department in Solaronix SA, Aubonne, Switzerland
• Sept 2012 – July 2014: Master of Materials Science and
Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),


• Hybrid organic-inorganic halide perovskite based devices
• Photothermal deflection optical absorption spectroscopy (PDS)
• Singlet exciton fission to triplet exciton pairs in nanostructured
solar cells
• Impact of doping in nanostructured semiconductors
• Integrated back contact (IBC) perovskite solar cells
• Semiconductor nanocrystals and mesoscopic oxide films
• Synthesis of novel functional materials for optoelectronic


Key publications: 

Selected Journal Publications

  • Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, et. al; Richard H Friend, "Charge extraction via graded doping of hole transport layers gives highly luminescent and stable metal halide perovskite devices" Science Advances, 5, eaav2012 (2019).
  • Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, et. al; Richard H Friend, Samuel D Stranks, "Potassium- and Rubidium-Passivated Alloyed Perovskite Films: Optoelectronic Properties and Moisture Stability", ACS Energy Lett., 3, pp 2671–2678, (2018).
  • Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, et. al; Richard H Friend, " Article Articles ASAP Dedoping of Lead Halide Perovskites Incorporating Monovalent Cations", ACS Nano (2018).
  • Mejd Alsari, Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, et. al, Samuel D Stranks, Henry J Snaith, Richard H Friend, "In situ simultaneous photovoltaic and structural evolution of perovskite solar cells during film formation", Energy Environ. Sci., 2018.
  • Dawei Di, Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, et. al, Richard H. Friend, Dan Credgington, "High-performance light-emitting diodes based on carbene-metal-amides", Science, 356 (6334), pp. 159-163 (2017).
  • Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, M. Ibrahim Dar, Aditya Sadhanala, Satyaprasad P. Senanayak, Michael Grätzel, Richard H. Friend, "Monovalent Cation Doping of CH3NH3PbI3 for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells", JoVE, 10.3791/55307.
  • Johannes M. Richter, Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, et. al, Felix Deschler & Richard H. Friend, "Enhancing photoluminescence yields in lead halide perovskites by photon recycling and light out-coupling",Nat. Commun., 7, 13941 (2016).

  • Baodan Zhao, Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, et. al, Richard H. Friend, Aditya Sadhanala, "High Open-Circuit Voltages in Tin-Rich Low-Bandgap Perovskite-Based Planar Heterojunction Photovoltaics", Adv. Mater., 29, 1604744, (2016).
  • Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, M. Ibrahim Dar, Aditya Sadhanala, Satyaprasad P. Senanayak, Fabrizio Giordano, Shaik Mohammed Zakeeruddin, Michael Grätzel, and Richard H. Friend "Impact of a Mesoporous Titania–Perovskite Interface on the Performance of Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells" J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7 (16), pp 3264–3269 (2016).
  • Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, M Ibrahim Dar, Aditya Sadhanala, et. al, Michael Grätzel, Richard H Friend “Impact of Monovalent Cation Halide Additives on the Structural and Optoelectronic Properties of CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite” Adv. Energy Mater., 6, 1502472 (2016).
  • Luis M. Pazos-Outón, Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, et. al, Henry J. Snaith, Bruno Ehrler, Richard H. Friend “Photon recycling in lead iodide perovskite solar cells” Science 351, 1430-1433 (2016).
  • M Ibrahim Dar, Mojtaba AbdiJalebi, Neha Arora, Michael Grätzel, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin “Growth Engineering of CH3NH3PbI3 Structures for High‐Efficiency Solar Cells” Adv. Energy Mater.  6, 1501358 (2016).
  • M Ibrahim Dar, Mojtaba AbdiJalebi, Neha Arora, Thomas Moehl, Michael Grätzel, Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin “Understanding the Impact of Bromide on the Photovoltaic Performance of CH3NH3PbI3 Solar Cells” Adv. Mater. 27, 7221-7228 (2015).
  • Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, Aravind K. Chandiran, Aswani Yella, M. Ibrahim Dar, Chenyi Yi, A. Shivashankar, Mohammad K. Nazeeruddin, Michael Grätzel “Quantum-Confined ZnO Nanoshell Photoanodes for Mesoscopic Solar Cells” Nano Letters 14, 1190-1195 (2014).

Patent Applications

  • Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, Samuel D. Stranks, Richard H. Friend, “Passivating Potassium Halide in Perovskite Optoelectronic Devices”, UK Patent, No. GB1719878.9, filed November 29 (2017).
  • Mojtaba Abdi-Jalebi, Richard H. Friend, “Perovskite Photovoltaic and Detector Devices”, UK Patent, No. GB1818057.0, filed November 05 (2018).
Wolfson College Research Fellow
Dr Mojtaba  Abdi Jalebi

Contact Details

Email address: 
Kapitza Building, Room K36
Optoelectronics Group
University of Cambridge
Cavendish Laboratory
J J Thomson Avenue
+44 (0)1223 336066


Person keywords: 
Optical spectroscopy
Hybrid Nanomaterials,
Organometallic compounds