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.



Xiao B, Calado P, Mackenzie R, et al., 2020, Relationship between fill factor and light intensity in solar cells based on organic disordered semiconductors: The role of tail states, Physical Review Applied, Vol:14, ISSN:2331-7019, Pages:024034 – 1-024034 – 17

Azzouzi M, Calado P, Telford A, et al., 2020, Overcoming the limitations of transient photovoltage measurements for studying recombination in organic solar cells, Solar Rrl, Vol:4, ISSN:2367-198X

Moia D, Gelmetti I, Calado P, et al., 2019, Ionic-to-electronic current amplification in hybrid perovskite solar cells: ionically gated transistor-interface circuit model explains hysteresis and impedance of mixed conducting devices, Energy and Environmental Science, Vol:12, ISSN:1754-5692, Pages:1296-1308

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

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