Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena
Assistant Professor

Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena joined Georgia Tech in the Spring of 2019. His group focuses on the understanding and control of electronic dynamics at the nanoscale for low-cost semiconductors, such as halide perovskites and other materials. In particular, his group works on solar cell and light emitting diode applications.

Juan-Pablo received his PhD from the University of Connecticut, where he studied metal oxide aerogels as porous conductive electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, funded by two National Science Foundation fellowships. His work as a postdoctoral fellow at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne focused on understanding of fundamental questions regarding band alignment at interfaces and their influence on performance in perovskite solar cells. His work at MIT shed light onto minority phase formation and elemental distribution in complex, multi-element halide perovskites, which determine the efficiency of the solar cells. His contributions have ultimately helped boost the efficiencies of perovskite solar cells above 23%.

Juan-Pablo has published many papers in the solar cell field and some of the most impactful work in perovskite solar cell research in the journals Science, Energy and Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, and Nature Energy, among others.

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  1. Correa-Baena, J.-P.*; Nienhaus, L.; Kurchin, R. C.; Shin, S. S.; Wieghold, S.; Putri Hartono, N. T.; Layurova, M.; Klein, N. D.; Poindexter, J. R.; Polizzotti, A.; Sun, S.; Bawendi, M. G.; Buonassisi, T., A-Site Cation in Inorganic A3Sb2I9 Perovskite Influences Structural Dimensionality, Exciton Binding Energy, and Solar Cell Performance. Chemistry of Materials 2018, 30 (11), 3734-3742.
  2. Correa-Baena, J.-P.*; Saliba, M.; Buonassisi, T.; Grätzel, M.; Abate, A.; Tress, W.; Hagfeldt, A., Promises and challenges of perovskite solar cells. Science 2017, 358 (6364), 739-744. Science cover of the 358th edition.
  3. Correa-Baena, J.-P.*; Tress, W.; Domanski, K.; Anaraki, E. H.; Turren-Cruz, S.-H.; Roose, B.; Boix, P. P.; Gratzel, M.; Saliba, M.; Abate, A.; Hagfeldt, A., Identifying and suppressing interfacial recombination to achieve high open-circuit voltage in perovskite solar cells. Energy & Environmental Science 2017, 10 (5), 1207-1212.
  4. Correa-Baena, J.-P.*; Abate, A.; Saliba, M.; Tress, W.; Jesper Jacobsson, T.; Gratzel, M.; Hagfeldt, A., The rapid evolution of highly efficient perovskite solar cells. Energy & Environmental Science 2017, 10 (3), 710-727.
  5. Bella, F.; Griffini, G.; Correa-Baena, J.-P.; Saracco, G.; Grätzel, M.; Hagfeldt, A.; Turri, S.; Gerbaldi, C., Improving efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells with photocurable fluoropolymers. Science 2016, 354, 203-206.
  6. Saliba, M.; Matsui, T.; Domanski, K.; Seo, J.-Y.; Ummadisingu, A.; Zakeeruddin, S. M.; Correa-Baena, J.-P.; Tress, W. R.; Abate, A.; Hagfeldt, A.; Grätzel, M., Incorporation of rubidium cations into perovskite solar cells improves photovoltaic performance. Science 2016, 354, 206-209.
  7. Anaraki, E. H.; Kermanpur, A.; Steier, L.; Domanski, K.; Matsui, T.; Tress, W.; Saliba, M.; Abate, A.; Gratzel, M.; Hagfeldt, A.; Correa-Baena, J.-P.*, Highly efficient and stable planar perovskite solar cells by solution-processed tin oxide. Energy & Environmental Science 2016, 9 (10), 3128-3134.
  8. Correa-Baena, J.-P.*; Anaya, M.; Lozano, G.; Tress, W.; Domanski, K.; Saliba, M.; Matsui, T.; Jacobsson, T. J.; Calvo, M. E.; Abate, A.; Grätzel, M.; Miguez, H.; Hagfeldt, A., Unbroken perovskite: interplay of morphology, electro-optical properties and ionic movement. Advanced Materials 2016, 28, 5031.
  9. Correa-Baena, J.-P.*; Steier, L.; Tress, W.; Saliba, M.; Neutzner, S.; Matsui, T.; Giordano, F.; Jacobsson, T. J.; Srimath Kandada, A. R.; Zakeeruddin, S. M.; Petrozza, A.; Abate, A.; Nazeeruddin, M. K.; Gratzel, M.; Hagfeldt, A., Highly efficient planar perovskite solar cells through band alignment engineering. Energy & Environmental Science 2015, 8 (10), 2928-2934.
  10. Correa-Baena, J. P.; Agrios, A. G., Transparent Conducting Aerogels of Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6 (21), 19127-19134.