Meltem F. Aygüler

Address Meltem F. Aygüler
Department Chemie
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Butenandtstr. 11, Haus E
81377 München
Phone +49 (0)89 2180-77506
Room EU1.011

Research field

Inorganic-organic halide perovskites have opened a new era for low-cost and high-efficiency solar cells in the last few years. They have already shown photovoltaic efficiencies of exceeding 22 %, which is also the highest-performing solution-processed solar cell on record. The unexpected breakthrough and rapid evolution of this family of materials have energized not only the photovoltaic community but also the lighting communities’ efforts to create devices from inexpensive and earth-abundant constituents.

My research focuses on the following topics:

  • Synthesis of perovskite nanocrystals for lighting applications
  • Understanding the reason of hysteresis in perovskite solar cells
  • Wide band-gap perovskite materials for tandem solar cells

Short CV

  • 2015 – present: PhD student, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, group of Prof. Docampo
  • 2012 – 2015: Master of Science in Advanced Materials Science, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Technical University of Munich and University of Augsburg, Germany.
  • 2007 – 2012: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey


  • Meltem F. Aygüler, Alexander G. Hufnagel, Philipp Rieder, Michael Wussler, Wolfram Jaegermann, Thomas Bein, Vladimir Dyakonov, Michiel L. Petrus, Andreas Baumann and Pablo Docampo, Influence of Fermi Level Alignment with Tin Oxide on the Hysteresis of Perovskite Solar Cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10 (14), pp 11414–11419
  • Yinghong Hu, Eling M. Hutter, Philipp Rieder, Irene Grill, Jonas Hanisch, Meltem F. Aygüler, Alexander G. Hufnagel, Matthias Handloser, Thomas Bein, Achim Hartschuh, Kristoffer Tvingstedt, Vladimir Dyakonov, Andreas Baumann, Tom J. Savenije, Michiel L. Petrus, Pablo Docampo, Understanding the Role of Cesium and Rubidium Additives in Perovskite Solar Cells: Trap States, Charge Transport, and Recombination, Adv. Energy. Mater, 2018,
  • Yinghong Hu, Meltem F. Aygüler, Michiel L. Petrus. Thomas, Bein, Pablo Docampo, Impact of Rubidium and Cesium Cations on the Moisture Stability of Multiple-Cation Mixed-Halide Perovskites, ACS Energy Lett, 2017, 2, 2212-2218
  • Irene Grill, Meltem F. Aygüler, Thomas Bein, Pablo Docampo, Nicolai F. Hartmann, Matthias Handloser, and Achim Hartschuh, Charge Transport Limitations in Perovskite Solar Cells: The Effect of Charge Extraction Layers, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, in press
  • Meltem F. Aygüler, Pablo Docampo, Book chapter, Quantum Dot Based Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells, Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells, 2017
  • Bianka Puscher, Meltem F. Aygüler, Pablo Docampo, Ruben D Costa, Unveiling the Dynamic Processes in Hybrid Lead Bromide Perovskite Nanoparticle Thin Film Devices, Adv. Energy Mater. 2017, 7, (15), 1602283
  • Yu Tong, Eva Bladt, Meltem F Aygüler, Aurora Manzi, Karolina Z Milowska, Verena A Hintermayr, Pablo Docampo, Sara Bals, Alexander S Urban, Lakshminarayana Polavarapu, Jochen Feldmann, Highly Luminescent Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals with Tunable Composition and Thickness by Ultrasonication, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55 (44), 13887-13892
  • Meltem F. Aygüler, Michael D. Weber, Bianka M. D. Puscher, Dana D. Medina, Pablo Docampo and Rubén D. Costa, Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells Based on Hybrid Lead Halide Perovskite Nanoparticles, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2015, 119 (21), 12047-12054