Joel Troughton

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

​Joel's research interests include the development of novel processing techniques for perovskite solar cells and other thin-film organic devices with the aim of improving long-term stability and enabling large scale manufacture.

Selected Publications

​Humidity resistant fabrication of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite solar cells and modules. J. Troughton, K. Hooper, T.M. Watson Nano Energy, 39, 60-68 (2017)

Photonic flash-annealing of lead halide perovskite solar cells in 1ms. J. Troughton, M.J. Carnie, M.L. Davies, C. Charbonneau, E.H. Jewell, D.A. Worsley, T.M. Watson Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4  (9), 3471-3476 (2016)

One-Step Facile Synthesis of a Simple Hole Transport Material for Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells. H. Chen, D. Bryant, J. Troughton, M. Kirkus, M. Neophytou, X. Miao, J.R. Durrant, I. McCulloch Chemistry of Materials (2016)

Rapid processing of perovskite solar cells in under 2.5 seconds. J. Troughton, C. Charbonneau, M.J. Carnie, M.L. Davies, D.A. Worsley, T.M. Watson Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3 (17), 9123-9127

Highly efficient, flexible, indium-free perovskite solar cells employing metallic substrates. J. Troughton, D. Bryant, K. Wojciechowski, M.J. Carnie, D.A. Worsley, T.M. Watson Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3 (17), 9141-9145


  • ​B.Eng Materials Science and Engineering, Swansea University, UK, 2011
  • Eng.D Materials Science, Swansea University, UK, 2015​

Professional Profile

  • ​2017-present : Post-doctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • ​2015-2017: Technology Transfer Fellow, Swansea University, UK - Dr. Trystan Watson's group

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
  • Association of  Engineering Doctorates (AEngD)


​Best doctoral thesis in College of Engineering, Swansea University 2017