Michael Saliba, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
“for developing a family of stable, reproducible and highly efficient multi-cation perovskites for optoelectronics.”
Michael Saliba is a Marie Curie Fellow at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He completed his PhD degree at the University of Oxford in 2014 (with a research visit at Cornell University) working on crystallization behavior and plasmonic nanostructures in perovskites. He obtained his MSc degree in physics at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research on simulation methods for plasmonic oligomers. He holds a BSc degree in mathematics and physics from the Universität Stuttgart.
Saliba's research focuses on a deeper fundamental understanding and improvement of optoelectronic properties of emerging photovoltaic technologies with an emphasis on perovskites for a sustainable energy future. He has an h-index of 30 and published over 70 works in the fields of plasmonics, lasers, LEDs and perovskite semiconductors.
In 2016, Saliba was awarded the Young Scientist Award of the German University Association. In 2017, he was awarded the René Wasserman Prize from EPFL, the Science Award of the Fraunhofer UMSICHT institute, and he was also honored as one of the World’s 35 Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review for his pioneering discoveries in the field of perovskite semiconductors and optoelectronics.