Multifunctional Optical Materials Group

Dra. Thi Tuyen, Ngo

Thi Tuyen

Multifunctional Optical Materials Group
Institute of Materials Science of Sevilla
Spanish National Research Council
c/ Américo Vespucio, 49. 41092 – Sevilla
tel: +34 954 489 500 ext: 909235


Research Interests

Luminescent nanomaterials Perovskite devices
– Synthesis and optical characterization of nanoparticles
– Preparation of thin films and devices based on nanoparticles
– Preparation and characterization of perovskite devices: solar cells and LEDs
– Interaction of perovskite and nanomaterials: perovskite embedded with nanoparticles
Photonic architectures
– Optical properties of multilayers

Author Identifiers

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6312-4129

Work Experience

(02/2020-present) – current position

Postdoctoral researcher at Institute of Material Science (CSIC-ICMS). Main activities: Luminescent nanoparticle synthesis, preparation and characterization of photonic architectures and the optoelectronic devices.


– 09/2019-12/2019: Researcher at Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM), Jaume I university, Spain, in No-LIMIT project “Boosting Photovoltaic Performance by the Synergistic Interaction of Halide Perovskites and Semiconductor Quantum Dots”.

– 05-07/2019: Visiting PhD student at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany under the supervision of prof. Antonio Abate. Main activity: preparation and characterization of perovskite solar cells.

– 05-08/2018: Visiting PhD student at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel under the supervision of prof. Dan Oron and Dr. Miri Kazes. Main activity: synthesis and characterization of colloidal quantum dots.

– 10/2011 – 10/2013: Early stage researcher at IK4 Cidetec – Research Alliance, Spain. Main activity: Antimony selenide thin film electrodeposition and solar cells based on antimony selenide preparation and characterization.

– 11/ 2010 – 3/2011 and 7/ 2010 – 9/2010: Master training at IK4 Cidetec – Research Alliance, Spain. Main activity: Effect of metal sulfide intermediate layers (CdS and InS) on the performance of ZnOnanowires/intermediate layer/CdSe/CuSCN solar cells.

– 09/2008-09/2009: Assistant researcher at Institute of Physics, Vietnam Academy Science and Technology, Vietnam.


– 2015-2019: PhD at Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM), Jaume I university, Spain. PhD study: Interaction of perovskite and other materials and its effect on the performance of optoelectronic devices.

– 2009-2011: Master at the University of the Basque Country (UPV), San Sebastián, Spain.

– 2004-2008: BSc. Degree, Physics at Vietnam National University, Hanoi, College of Science, Vietnam.


  1. Chemi-Structural Stabilization of Formamidinium Lead Iodide Perovskite by Using Embedded Quantum Dots. Masi, Sofia; Echeverría-Arrondo, Carlos; Mangott Muhammed; Ngo, Thi Tuyen; Méndez, Perla; López-Fraguas, Eduardo; Macias-Pinilla, David; Planelles, Josep; Climente, Juan Ignacio; Mora-Seró, Ivan. ACS Energy Lett. 2020, 5, 2, 418-427
  2. PbS Quantum Dots as Additives in Methylammonium Halide Perovskite Solar Cells: the Effect of Quantum Dot Capping. Thi Tuyen Ngo, Sofia Masi, Perla F. Mendez, MiriKazes, Dan Oron, and Iván Mora Seró. Nanoscale Adv., 2019,1, 4109-4118
  3. Interaction Between Colloidal Quantum Dots and Halide Perovskites: Looking for Constructive Synergies. Thi Tuyen Ngo; Ivan Mora-Seró. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2019, 10, 1099-1108
  4. Spray-PyrolyzedZnO as Electron Selective Contact for Long-TermStable Planar CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells. Thi Tuyen Ngo,Eva M. Barea,Ramon Tena-Zaera,and Iván Mora-Seró. ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2018, 1 (8), pp 4057–4064
  5. Perovskite-quantum dots interface: Deciphering its ultrafast charge carrier Dynamics. Pavel Galar, Piotr Piatkowski, Thi Tuyen Ngo, Mario Gutiérrez, Iván Mora-Sero, AbderrazzakDouhal. Nano Energy 49 (2018) 471–480
  6. Homeopathic Perovskite Solar Cells: Effect of Humidity during Fabrication on the Performance and Stability of the Device. Contreras-Bernal, L.; Aranda, C.; Vallés-Pelarda, M.; Ngo, T.Tuyen; Ramos-Terrón, S.; Gallardo, J.Jesús; Navas, J.; Guerrero, A.; Mora-Seró, I.; Idígoras, J.; Anta, J.A. Journal of PhysicalChemistry C, 2018, 122, 5341−5348.
  7. Impedance Spectroscopy Measurements in Perovskite Solar Cells: Device Stability and Noise Reduction. Pitarch-Tena, Didac; Ngo, Thi Tuyen; Valles-Pelarda, Marta; Pauporte, Thierry; Mora-Sero, Ivan. ACS Energy Letters, 2018, 3, 1044-1048
  8. Enhancement of the Performance of Perovskite Solar cells, LEDs and Optical Amplifiers by Anti-Solvent Additive Deposition. Thi Tuyen Ngo, Isaac Suarez, GabriellaAntonicelli, Diego Cortizo-Lacalle, Juan P. Martinez-Pastor, Aurelio Mateo-Alonso and Ivan Mora-Sero, Adv. Mater. 2017, 1604056
  9. Single step deposition of an interacting layer of a perovskite matrix with embedded quantum dots. Thi Tuyen Ngo, Isaac Suarez, Rafael S. Sanchez, Juan P. Martinez-Pastor andIvan Mora-Sero. Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 14379–14383
  10. Electron Transport Layer-Free Solar Cells Based on Perovskite–Fullerene Blend Films with Enhanced Performance and Stability. Jorge Pascual, IvetKosta, T. Tuyen Ngo, AndreyChuvilin, German Cabanero, Hans J. Grande, Eva M. Barea, Ivan Mora-Sero, Juan Luis Delgado and Ramon Tena-Zaera. ChemSusChem2016, 9, 2679 – 2685
  11. Electrodeposition of antimony selenide thin films and application in semiconductor sensitized solar cells. T. Tuyen Ngo, SudamChavhan, IvetKosta, Oscar Miguel, Hans Grande and Ramón Tena-Zaera. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6 (4), pp 2836–2841
  12. One-step wet chemical deposition of NiO from the electrochemical reduction of nitrates in ionic liquid based electrolytes. Eneko Azaceta, Ngo Thi Tuyen, David F. Pickup, Celia Rogero, J. Enrique Ortega, Oscar Miguela, Hans-Jurgen Grandea, Ramon Tena-Zaera. Electrochimica Acta (2013), volume 96, 261-267
  13. Highly Versatile Upconverting Oxyfluoride-Based Nanophosphor Films.Thi Tuyen Ngo, Elena Cabello-Olmo, Encarnación Arroyo, Ana I. Becerro, Manuel Ocaña, Gabriel Lozano and Hernán Míguez. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 25, 30051–30060.
  14. Deciphering the Role of Quantum Dots Size in the Ultrafast Charge Carrier Dynamics at the Perovskite-Quantum Dots Interface. Piotr Piatkowski; Sofia Masi; Pavel Galar; Mario Gutiérrez; Thi Tuyen Ngo; Iván Mora-Seró; Abderrazzak Douhal. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, 8, 14834-14844.