Murali Banavoth
 Assistant Professor 
Ph. D. IISc Bangalore, 2013
Research Associate
IISc Bangalore, 2013 - 2014
Postdoctoral Research    KAUST, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2014 - 2017  
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 2017 - Present
Phone: +91- 40- 23134828, E-mail: 
Research Interests 
Advanced Functional Materials for Solar Energy Conversion:  
Perovskite Photovoltaics: Single crystal solar cells. Quantum dot solar cells. Thin film highly efficient solar cells. Lead free perovskite solar cells. Heterovalent doping. Anisotropic charge transport. Tandem devices with Quantum dot interlayers. ETL/HTL engineering. Photodectection (PD). Lasing applications. Light emitting diodes (LEDS). Nanostructured photovoltaics. All solution/Vacuum photovoltaics. 
Organic Photovoltaics: Bulk Heterojunctions (BHJ) highly efficient solar cells. LEDS. PDs. Tandem devices. Hybrid concepts. All solution/Vacuum photovoltaics. 
Inorganic Photovoltaics: Chalcogenide /chalcopyrite (Cu2ZnSnS4, Cu2ZnSnSe4, Cu2CoSnS4, Cu(In,Ga)Se2, Cu(In,Al)Se2, Cu3BiS3) vacuum thin film / nanostructured photovoltaics and photodectection.
Selected Publications
  • Remarkably high conversion efficiency of inverted bulk heterojunction solar cells: From ultrafast laser spectroscopy and electron microscopy to device fabrication and optimization, Advanced Energy Materials, 6, 2016, 1502356. Banavoth Murali† Qana Alsulami†..Omar F. Mohammed.
  • High-quality bulk hybrid perovskite single crystals within minutes by inverse temperature crystallization, Nature Communications, 6, 2015, 7586. Makhsud I. Saidaminov,..Banavoth Murali,..Omar F. Mohammed Osman M. Bakr.
  • Pure crystal orientation and anisotropic charge transport in large-area hybrid perovskite films. Nature Communications, 7, 2016, 13407. Namchul Cho,.. Banavoth Murali,.. Omar Mohammed..and Osman Bakr.
  • The impact of grain alignment of the electron-transporting layer on the performance of the inverted bulk heterojunction solar cells, Small, 11, 39, 2015, 5272–5279. Banavoth Murali.. Omar F. Mohammed.
  •  Solution-Grown Hybrid Perovskite Mono-crystalline Films for Hole- and Electron-Conductor Free Solar Cells, Advanced Materials, 28, 17, 2016, 3383-3390. Wei Peng..Banavoth Murali..Omar F. Mohammed Abdelsaboor.