Dr Jafar Khan

Dr Jafar Khan


Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences


  • PhD / DPhil (University of Leeds)


Jafar's research is focused on ultrafast time resolved spectroscopy of energy harvesting materials, specifically photophysics of organic and perovskite solar cells. Transient absorption spectroscopy and time resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy are used to evaluate the efficiency limiting processes in photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices. Jafar's interest is directed towards understanding of the fundamental photophysics taking place in the solar cell's absorber layer and at the respective interfaces formed by the adjacent charge transport layers by applying time resolved spectroscopy.

Jafar has published more than 50 journal articles.

Research interests

Ultrafast spectroscopy, Hybrid and organic photovoltaics, photophysics of semiconductors, transient absorption spectroscopy, time resolved photoluminescence

Postgraduate supervision

Ultrafast Spectroscopy of hybrid solar cells.