PhD Candidate


Zehua Chen received his Master’s degree in 2018 from Nankai University in China, with a thesis on the modelling of amorphous silica by using density-functional theory (DFT) and classical molecular dynamics (CMD).

Zehua joined our group in September 2018 and supported by TU/e-DIFFER Storing Solar Energy program, his research focuses on the multiscale computational modelling of perovskite solar cells: from material properties to device performance.

Publications: * equal contribution

  1. Z. Chen, G. Brocks, S. Tao, P. A. Bobbert, Unified theory for light-induced halide segregation in mixed halide perovskites, Nature Communications, 12, 2687(2021).
  2. K. Datta, B. T. van Gorkom, Z. Chen, S. Tao, P. A. Bobbert, M. M. Wienk, R. A. J. Janssen, et al. The Effect of Light-Induced Halide Segregation on the performence of Mixed-Halide Perovskite Solar CellsACS Appl. Energy Mater, (2021).
  3. H. Xie, Z. Wang, Z. Chen, M. Pols, S. Stranks, S. Tao, M. Grätzel, A. Hagfeldt, M. L. Cantu, et al. Phosphonates immobilize ions under non-equilibrium conditions in highly stable halide perovskite solar cells, Joule, 5, 1246(2021)
  4. Q. Li, Z. Chen, I. Tranca, S. Gaastra-Nedea, D. Smeulders and S. Tao, Compositional effect on water adsorption on metal halide perovskites, Applied surface Science, 538, 148058(2021).
  5. N. Li*, Y.  Luo*, Z Chen*, G. Brocks, S. Tao, D. P. Fenning, H. Zhou et al. Microscopic Degradation in Formamidinium-Cesium Lead Iodide Perovskite Solar Cells under Operational Stressors, Joule, 4, 1743 (2020).