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 Membership

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


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

Research Interests Keywords

Organic material processing morphological control Solar cell device physics Thin-film photovoltaic upscaling Degradation mechanism in organic devices