Assistant Professor
    MRDC 4406

    Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena is an Assistant Professor and the Goizueta Junior Faculty Rotating Chair in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA.

    His group focuses on understanding and control of crystallographic structure and effects on electronic dynamics at the nanoscale of low-cost semiconductors for optoelectronic applications. Juan-Pablo’s group works on advanced deposition techniques, with emphasis on low-cost and high throughput, as well as advanced characterization methods that include synchrotron-based mapping and imaging approaches with nanoscale resolution.

    His research program at Georgia Tech has attracted funding from the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense, which funds cutting-edge research on new materials for solar energy conversion.

    His work has been cited over 28,000 times (h-index of 59) making him a top cited researcher as recognized by the Web of Science Group, Highly Cited Researchers-cross-field (2019, 2021) and Chemistry (2020), and Nature Index, Leading early career researcher in materials science (2019).

    Selected publications


    1. Correa-Baena, J.-P.*; Nienhaus, L.; Kurchin, R. C.; Shin, S. S.; Wieghold, S.; Putri Hartono, N. T.; Layurova, M.; Klein, N. D.; Poindexter, J. R.; Polizzotti, A.; Sun, S.; Bawendi, M. G.; Buonassisi, T., A-Site Cation in Inorganic A3Sb2I9 Perovskite Influences Structural Dimensionality, Exciton Binding Energy, and Solar Cell Performance. Chemistry of Materials 2018, 30 (11), 3734-3742.
    2. Correa-Baena, J.-P.*; Saliba, M.; Buonassisi, T.; Grätzel, M.; Abate, A.; Tress, W.; Hagfeldt, A., Promises and challenges of perovskite solar cells. Science 2017358 (6364), 739-744. Science cover of the 358th edition.
    3. Correa-Baena, J.-P.*; Tress, W.; Domanski, K.; Anaraki, E. H.; Turren-Cruz, S.-H.; Roose, B.; Boix, P. P.; Gratzel, M.; Saliba, M.; Abate, A.; Hagfeldt, A., Identifying and suppressing interfacial recombination to achieve high open-circuit voltage in perovskite solar cells. Energy & Environmental Science 2017, 10 (5), 1207-1212.
    4. Correa-Baena, J.-P.*; Abate, A.; Saliba, M.; Tress, W.; Jesper Jacobsson, T.; Gratzel, M.; Hagfeldt, A., The rapid evolution of highly efficient perovskite solar cells. Energy & Environmental Science 2017, 10 (3), 710-727.
    5. Bella, F.; Griffini, G.; Correa-Baena, J.-P.; Saracco, G.; Grätzel, M.; Hagfeldt, A.; Turri, S.; Gerbaldi, C., Improving efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells with photocurable fluoropolymers. Science 2016, 354, 203-206.
    6. Saliba, M.; Matsui, T.; Domanski, K.; Seo, J.-Y.; Ummadisingu, A.; Zakeeruddin, S. M.; Correa-Baena, J.-P.; Tress, W. R.; Abate, A.; Hagfeldt, A.; Grätzel, M., Incorporation of rubidium cations into perovskite solar cells improves photovoltaic performance. Science 2016, 354, 206-209.
    7. Anaraki, E. H.; Kermanpur, A.; Steier, L.; Domanski, K.; Matsui, T.; Tress, W.; Saliba, M.; Abate, A.; Gratzel, M.; Hagfeldt, A.; Correa-Baena, J.-P.*, Highly efficient and stable planar perovskite solar cells by solution-processed tin oxide. Energy & Environmental Science 2016, 9 (10), 3128-3134.
    8. Correa-Baena, J.-P.*; Anaya, M.; Lozano, G.; Tress, W.; Domanski, K.; Saliba, M.; Matsui, T.; Jacobsson, T. J.; Calvo, M. E.; Abate, A.; Grätzel, M.; Miguez, H.; Hagfeldt, A., Unbroken perovskite: interplay of morphology, electro-optical properties and ionic movement. Advanced Materials 2016, 28, 5031.
    9. Correa-Baena, J.-P.*; Steier, L.; Tress, W.; Saliba, M.; Neutzner, S.; Matsui, T.; Giordano, F.; Jacobsson, T. J.; Srimath Kandada, A. R.; Zakeeruddin, S. M.; Petrozza, A.; Abate, A.; Nazeeruddin, M. K.; Gratzel, M.; Hagfeldt, A., Highly efficient planar perovskite solar cells through band alignment engineering. Energy & Environmental Science 2015, 8 (10), 2928-2934.
    10. Correa-Baena, J. P.; Agrios, A. G., Transparent Conducting Aerogels of Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6 (21), 19127-19134.
    • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut - 2014
    • M.S. Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut - 2011
    • B.S. Management and Engineering for Manufacturing at the University of Connecticut - 2008.
    • US Department of Energy, EERE, Postdoctoral fellowship 2017-18
    • Postdoctoral Researcher of the Year ISIC-EFPL, Postdoctoral Award, 2015
    • NSF Graduate Fellowship (GK-12)PhD Fellowship, 2011
    • NSF EAPSI FellowshipResearch Fellowship, 2011
    • Jack E. Stephens National Scholarship, Scholarship, 2006
    • UConn Honors Seminar Award, Scholarship, 2005
    Research Interests

    Juan-Pablo’s group focuses on the understanding and control of low-cost semiconductor electronic dynamics at the nanoscale, particularly in solar cell and light emitting diode applications.

    His group develops advanced deposition and characterization techniques with emphasis on the nanoscale. Low-cost equipment and high throughput materials are at the center of the group’s efforts, as well as synchrotron-based mapping and imaging approaches.

    Current projects include:

    • high-throughput deposition of halide perovskites with nanoscale control,
    • synchrotron-based elemental imaging techniques with nanoscale resolution, and
    • development of new materials for improved solar cell performance and long-term durability.