Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin

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Adjunct Professor +41 21 695 82 51

Citizenship : Swiss

Birth date : 14.06.1957

Groupe SCI SB MN
Rue de l'Industrie 17
Case postale 440
CH-1951 Sion

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Dr. Nazeeruddin is an expert in the design, synthesis and characterization of platinum group metal complexes associated with Dye-sensitized Solar Cells and Organic Light Emitting Diodes. He has in-depth experience with all characterization tools, necessary for coordination complexes.




K. Nazeeruddin Mohammad, Q. Wang, L. Cevey, V. Aranyos, P. Liska, E. Figgemeier, C. Klein, N. Hirata, S. Koops, A. Haque Saif, R. Durrant James, A. Hagfeldt, A.B.P. Lever and M. Gratzel
Inorganic chemistry, 45(2), 787-97 (2006)
DFT-INDO/S modeling of new high molar extinction coefficient charge-transfer sensitizers for solar cell applications
Md. K. Nazeeruddin, D. Di Censo, R. Humphry-Baker, and M. Gr�tzel
Ad. Functional Materials, 16, 189-194, 2006.
Highly Selective and Reversible Optical, Colorimetric and Electrochemical Detection of Mercury (II) by Amphiphilic Ruthenium complexes Anchored onto Mesoporous Oxide Films
Henk J. Bolink, Luca Cappelli, Eugenio Coronado, Michael Gr�tzel, and Md K. Nazeeruddin
J. AM. CHEM. SOC. 128, 46-47, 2006.
Efficient and stable solid state light emitting electrochemical cell using tris(4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline)ruthenium(II) hexafluorophosphate and and its simple microwave assited synthesis
Md. K. Nazeeruddin, Filippo De Angelis, Simona Fantacci, Annabella Selloni, Guido Viscardi, Paul Liska, Seigo Ito, Bessho Takeru and Michael Gr�tzel
J. AM. CHEM. SOC. 16835-16847, 127, 2005
Combined Experimental and DFT-TDDFT Computational Study of Photoelectrochemical Cell Ruthenium Sensitizers
John N. Clifford, Emilio Palomares, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, M. Gr�tzel, Jenny Nelson, X.J Li, Nicholas J. Long and James R. Durrant
J. Am. Chem. Sco. 126, 5225-5233, 2004.
Molecular Control of Recombination Dynamics in Dye Sensitized Nanocrystalline TiO2 Films: Free Energy vs. Distance Dependence.
Md. K. Nazeeruddin, R. Humphry-Baker, D. Berner, S. Rivier, L. Zuppiroli, and M. Graetzel
J. AM. CHEM. SOC. 125, 8790-8797, 2003.
Highly Phosphorescence Iridium Complexes and Their Application in Organic Light-Emitting Devices
Peng Wang, Shaik M. Zakeeruddin, Jacques E. Moser, Md. K. Nazeeruddin, Takashi Sekiguchi and Michael Gr�tzel
Nature Mater, 2, 402- 407, 2003.
A remarkably stable quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell based on an amphiphilic ruthenium sensitizer and a polymer gel electrolyte



The groups’ focus is Molecular Engineering of Functional Materials for Photovolatic and Light emitting applications. In the field of molecular-based photovoltaic devices, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs) have reached an efficiency of over 13%. This efficiency level, coupled with the use of inexpensive materials and processing has stimulated momentum to industrialize this technology. In these cells, the sensitizer, located at the junction between electron and hole transporting phases, absorbs sunlight and injects an electron and a hole into the n- and p-type materials, respectively. The former is an inorganic n-type wide bandgap oxide semiconductor (typically TiO2 anatase) and the latter is a liquid electrolyte or p-type hole transporter. The generated free charge carriers, travel through the nanostructured oxide to be collected as current at the external contacts. The significant advantage of DSCs is that they achieve the separation of light harvesting, and charge carrier transport, thus the maximum power point is virtually independent of light level therefore useful in all climate conditions. The general losses in dye-sensitized solar cells are due to the lack of sensitizer absorption in the near IR region, and the loss-in-potential from the optical band gap to the open-circuit voltage. The goal of the group is to engineer at molecular level novel panchromatic sensitizers and functionalized hole-transporting materials to achieve power conversion efficiency over 20%.