Imperial College London

Philip Calado

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Associate







704Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am currently working on simulation and characterisation of charge and ionic transport in perovskite semiconductors under the supervision of Dr Piers Barnes of Prof Jenny Nelson. I am the lead developer of Driftfusion, our home-brewed drift diffusion simulation tool for modelling solar cells with mixed ionic-electronic conducting absorbers layers. I am particularly interested in how mobile ionic charge alters the interpretation of data obtained from optoelectronic measurements and the role that simulation can play to further our understanding of the physics of optoelectronic devices.



Calado P, Burkitt D, Yao J, et al., 2019, Identifying dominant recombination mechanisms in perovskite solar cells by measuring the transient ideality factor, Physical Review Applied, Vol:11, ISSN:2331-7019

Taroni PJ, Santagiuliana G, Wan K, et al., 2018, Toward Stretchable Self-Powered Sensors Based on the Thermoelectric Response of PEDOT:PSS/Polyurethane Blends, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:28, ISSN:1616-301X

Calado P, Telford AM, Bryant D, et al., 2016, Evidence for ion migration in hybrid perovskite solar cells with minimal hysteresis, Nature Communications, Vol:7, ISSN:2041-1723

Belisle RA, Nguyen WH, Bowring AR, et al., 2016, Interpretation of inverted photocurrent transients in organic lead halide perovskite solar cells; proof of the field screening by mobile ions and determination of the space charge layer widths, Energy & Environmental Science, Vol:10, ISSN:1754-5706, Pages:192-204


Calado P, Barnes PRF, Azzouzi M, et al., 2018, Driftfusion, v.1.0

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