Prof. Dr. Yana Vaynzof

Director of the IFW Institute for Emerging Electronic Technologies (IET)
Chair for Emerging Electronic Technologies at Technical University Dresden
Phone Number+49-351-4659-800
Twitter (@vaynzof) 

Academic Career

since 01/2023Director of the IFW Institute for Emerging Electronic Technologies, IFW Dresden and Chair for Emerging Electronic Technologies, Technical University Dresden
since 10/2019Chair for Emerging Electronic Technologies, cfaed and IAPP, Technical University Dresden
01/2019-09/2019University Professor (W2) for Organic Electronics, University of Heidelberg
03/2014-12/2018Juniorprofessor (W1) for Physical Principles of Organic Electronics, University of Heidelberg
01/2014-02/2014Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Heidelberg
07/2011-12/2013Postdoctoral Research Associate, Microelectronics group, University of Cambridge, UK.
Supervisor: Prof. Henning Sirringhaus



2008-2011PhD in Physics, University of Cambridge, UK.
Supervisor: Prof. Sir Richard H. Friend
2006-2008M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, USA. Supervisor: Prof. Antoine Kahn
2002-2006B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute for Technology

Professional activities

2024MARSUS24, symposium organiser
2023special issue editor, JMC C
2023MATSUS23, general organiser
2022APS spring meeting, symposium organiser
2022NanoGe meeting, symposium organiser
2021, 2022, 2023Fall MRS, symposium organiser
Since 2020Associate Editor in Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances, Royal Society of Chemistry.
2020Guest editor of special issue on Flexible Electronics in Journal of Physics: Materials
2019Symposium organizer in Spring EMRS 2019

Awards and honors

2024Coordinator of the Doctoral Network EIFFEL
2023Leibniz Female Professor Program Grantee
2022ERC Consolidator Grant
2021Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
2020Energy & Environmental Science Lectureship
2018Walter Kalkhof-Rose Memorial Award
2018Fulbright-Cottrell Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research
2017ERC Starting Grant 2016 (ENERGYMAPS)
2008-2011Henry-Kressel Fellowship, University of Cambridge
2006-2008Gordon Y. S. Wu Fellowship, Princeton University
2004The Knesset (Israeli Parliament) Excellence Award for academic achievements and contribution to the Israeli society

5 most important publications

  1. Ran Ji, Zongbao Zhang, Yvonne J. Hofstetter, Robin Buschbeck, Christian Hänisch, Fabian Paulus, Yana Vaynzof
    Perovskite phase heterojunction solar cells
    Nature Energy 7, 1170–1179 (2022)

  2. Matteo Degani, Qingzhi An, Miguel Albaladejo-Siguan, Yvonne J. Hofstetter, Changsoon Cho, Fabian Paulus, Giulia Grancini, Yana Vaynzof
    23.7% Efficient inverted perovskite solar cells by dual interfacial modification
    Sci. Adv. 7, eabj7930 (2021) 

  3. Alexander D. Taylor, Qing Sun, Katelyn P. Goetz, Qingzhi An, Tim Schramm, Yvonne Hofstetter, Maximillian Litterst, Fabian Paulus, Yana Vaynzof
    A general approach to high-efficiency perovskite solar cells by any antisolvent
    Nat Commun12, 1878 (2021).

  4. Vincent Lami, Andreas Weu, Jiangbin Zhang, Yongsheng Chen, Zhuping Fei, Martin Heeney, Richard H. Friend, Yana Vaynzof
    Visualizing the Vertical Energetic Landscape in Organic Photovoltaics
    Joule  3, 2513-2534 (2019).

  5. Paul Fassl, Vincent Lami, Alexandra Bausch, Zhiping Wang, Matthew T. Klug, Henry J. Snaith, Yana Vaynzof
    Fractional deviations in precursor stoichiometry dictate the properties, performance and stability of perovskite photovoltaic devices
    Energy Environ. Sci.11, 3380-3391 (2018).