College Introduction

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has been established at Shenzhen University to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching and research. As a special platform at Shenzhen University, IAS seeks to


Haibing Xie

Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Address: Office 407, Zhizhi Building, Institute for advanced study, The South Campus of Shenzhen University, 3688 Nanhai Avenue, Shenzhen city, Guangdong Province, China, 518060

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2016, University of Barcelona(UB)& Catalonia Institute for Energy Research  (IREC),Engineering and advanced technology,Ph.D.

2012,University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Materials Physics and Chemistry, M.Sc.

2008, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST),Inorganic Nonmetallic Materials Engineering,B.Sc.


2021.12 to now,Shenzhen University,Assistant professor

2021.04-2021.11,Sun Yat-sen University,Associate Researcher

2017.03-2020.12,Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(ICN2),Postdoc

2017.05-2017.08 & 2018.01-2018.03, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne(EPFL),visiting scholar


1. Development and application of novel optoelectronic materials and eco-friendly perovskite materials

2. Mechanism investigation of efficiency and stability for halide perovskite solar cells


2016 Outstanding Graduate Students of University of Barcelona(UB)


1.H. Xie, Z.Wang, Z. Chen, C. Pereyra, M. Pols, K. Gałkowski, M. Anaya, S. Fu, X. Jia, P. Tang, D. J. Kubicki, A. Agarwalla, H. Kim, D. Prochowicz, X. Borrisé, M. Bonn, C. Bao, X. Sun, S. M. Zakeeruddin, L. Emsley, J. Arbiol, F. Gao, F. Fu, H. I. Wang, K.-J. Tielrooij, S. D. Stranks, S. Tao, M. Grätzel, A. Hagfeldt*, M. Lira-Cantu*, “Decoupling the effects of defects on efficiency and stability through phosphonates in stable halide perovskite solar cells”, Joule 5, (2021) 1246-1266.

2. C. Pereyra, H. Xie*, M. Lira-Cantu*, “Additive engineering for stable halide perovskite solar cells”, Journal of Energy Chemistry 60 (2021) 599-634.

3.H. Xie and M. Lira-Cantu. Multi-component engineering to enable long-term operational stability of perovskite solar cell, Journal of Physics: Energy 2 (2020) 024008.

4.H. Xie*, Y. Sánchez, P. Tang, M. Espíndola-Rodríguez, M. Guc, L. Calvo‐Barrio, S. López-Marino, Yu Liu, J. R. Morante, A. Cabot, V. Izquierdo-Roca, J. Arbiol, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo*, “Enhanced hetero-junction quality and performance of kesterite solar cells by aluminum hydroxide nanolayers and efficiency limitation revealed by atomic-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy”, Solar RRL 3 (2018)1800279.

5.H. Xie*, S. López-Marino, T. Olar, Y. Sánchez, M. Neuschitzer, F. Oliva, S. Giraldo, V. Izquierdo-Roca, I. Lauermann, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo, “Impact of Na dynamics at the Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4/CdS interface during post low temperature treatment of absorbers”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (2016) 5017-5024.

6.H. Xie*, M. Dimitrievska, X. Fontané, Y. Sánchez, S. López-Marino, V. Izquierdo-Roca, V. Bermúdez, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo, “Formation and impact of secondary phases in Cu-poor Zn-rich Cu2ZnSn(S1-ySey)4 (0≤y≤1) based solar cells”, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells 140 (2015) 289 – 298.

7.H. Xie, Y. Sánchez, S. López-Marino, M. Espíndola-Rodríguez, M. Neuschitzer, D. Sylla, A. Fairbrother, V. Izquierdo-Roca, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo*,“Impact of Sn-(S,Se) secondary phases in Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 solar cells: a chemical route for their selective removal and absorber surface passivation”, ACS Applied Materials & Interface 6 (2014) 12744 – 12751.

8.H. Xie, W. Liu*, X. Li, F. Yan, G. Jiang, C. Zhu*, “Preparation of CuInSe2 thin films by selenization of co-sputtered Cu-In precursors using rapid thermal processing”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 24(2013) 475-482.

9.H. Xie, W. Liu*, G. Jiang, X. Li, F. Yan, C. Zhu*, “Influence of thermal treatments on in-depth compositional uniformity of CuIn(S,Se)2 thin films”, Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics 25(2012) 481-486.

10. P.Tang, H. Xie, C. Ros, L. Han, M. Biset-Peiró, Y. He, W. Kramer, A. Pérez Rodríguez, E. Saucedo, J. R. Galán-Mascarós, T. Andreu, J. R. Morante, J. Arbiol, “Enhanced photoelectrochemical water splitting of hematite multilayer nanowire photoanodes by tuning the surface state via bottom-up interfacial engineering”, Energy & Environmental Science 10 (2017) 2124-2136.

11. T.Kong, H.Xie, Y.Zhang, J.Song, Y. Li, E. L.Lim, A.Hagfeldt, D. Bi, “Perovskitoid-Templated Formation of a 1D@3D Perovskite Structure toward Highly Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells”, Advanced Energy Materials 11(2021)2101018.

12. A. Mingorance, H. Xie, H.Kim ,Z. Wang ,M. Balsells, A. Morales-Melgares, N. Domingo ,N. Kazuteru ,W. Tress ,J. Fraxedas ,N. Vlachopoulos, A. Hagfeldt, M. Lira-Cantu, “Interfacial engineering of metal oxides for highly stable halide perovskite solar cells”, Advanced Materials Interfaces 5 (2018) 1800367.

13. M. Dimitrievska, H. Xie, A. Fairbrother, X. Fontané, G. Gurieva, E. Saucedo, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, S. Schorr, V. Izquierdo-Roca,“Multiwavelength excitation Raman scattering of Cu2ZnSn(SxSe1−x)4 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) polycrystalline thin films: vibrational properties of sulfoselenide solid solutions”, Applied Physics Letters 105 (2014) 031913.

14. M. Dimitrievska, H. Xie, A. J. Jackson, X. Fontane, M. Espindola-Rodriguez, E. Saucedo, A. Perez-Rodriguez, A. Walsh, V. Izquierdo-Roca, “Resonant raman scattering of ZnSxSe1−x solid solutions: the role of S and Se electronic states”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 (2016) 7632-7640.

15. Y. Sánchez, M. Espíndola-Rodríguez, H. Xie, S. López-Marino, M. Neuschitzer, S. Giraldo, M. Dimitrievska, M. Placidi, V. Izquierdo-Roca, F. A. Pulgarín-Agudelo, O. Vigil-Galán, E. Saucedo, “Ultra-thin CdS for highly performing chalcogenides thin film based solar cells”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 158 part 2 (2016) 138–146.

16. M. Dimitrievska, G. Gurieva, H. Xie, A. Carrete, A. Cabot, E. Saucedo, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, S. Schorr, V. Izquierdo-Roca, “Raman scattering quantitative analysis of the anion chemical composition in kesterite Cu2ZnSn(SxSe1−x)4 solid solutions”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 628 (2015) 464–470.

17. M. Neuschitzer, Y. Sanchez, S. López-Marino, H. Xie, A. Fairbrother, M. Placidi, V. Izquierdo-Roca, A. Perez-Rodriguez, E. Saucedo, “Optimization of CdS Buffer Layer for High Performance CZTSe Solar Cells and the Effects of Light Soaking: Elimination of Cross Over and Red Kink”, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 23(2015)1660 –1667.

18. M. Dimitrievska, A. Fairbrother, R. Gunder, G. Gurieva, H. Xie, E. Saucedo, A. Perez-Rodriguez, V. Izquierdo-Roca, S. Schorr, “Role of S and Se atoms on the microstructural properties of kesterite Cu2ZnSn(SxSe1−x)4 thin film solar cells”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18 (2016)8692-8700.

19. S. Lopez-Marino, Y. Sanchez, M. Espindola-Rodriguez, X. Alcobe, H. Xie, M. Neuschitzer, I. Becerril, S. Giraldo, M. Dimitrievska, M. Placidi, L. Fourdrinier, V. Izquierdo-Roca, A. Perez-Rodriguez, E. Saucedo, “Alkali doping strategies for flexible and light-weight Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4(2016)1895-1907.

20. P.Tang, L. Han, F. Hegner, P. Paciok, M. Biset-Peiró, H.Du, X.Wei, L. Jin, H. Xie, Q. Shi, T. Andreu, M.Lira-Cantú, M. Heggen, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski, N. López, J. R. Galán-Mascarós, J. R. Morante, and J. Arbiol, “Boosting photoelectrochemical water oxidation of hematite in acidic electrolytes by surface state modification”, Advanced Energy Materials 9 (2019) 1901836.

21. S. Giraldo, M. Neuschitzer, T. Thersleff, S. López-Marino, Y. Sánchez, H. Xie, M. Colina, M. Placidi, P. Pistor, V. Izquierdo-Roca, K. Leifer, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo, “Large efficiency improvement in Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells by introducing a superficial Ge nanolayer”, Advanced Energy Materials 5(2015)1501070.

22. S. Lopez-Marino, M. Espíndola-Rodríguez, Y. Sánchez, X. Alcobé, F. Oliva, H. Xie, M. Neuschitzer, S. Giraldo, M. Placidi, R. Caballero, V. Izquierdo-Roca, A. Pérez-Rodríguez , E. Saucedo, “The importance of back contact modification in Cu2ZnSnSe4 solar cells: the role of a thin MoO2 layer”, Nano Energy 26 (2016) 708–721.

23. M. Neuschitzer, Y. Sánchez , T. Olar, T. Thersleff, S. López-Marino, F. Oliva, M. Espindola-Rodriguez, H. Xie, M. Placidi, V. Izquierdo-Roca, I. Lauermann, K. Leifer, A. Perez-Rodriguez, E. Saucedo, “The complex surface chemistry of kesterites: Cu/Zn re-ordering after low temperature post deposition annealing and its role in high performance devices”, Chemistry of Materials 27(2015)5279-5287.

24. M.V. Khenkin, E.A. Katz*, A. Abate, … , H. Xie, … , M. Lira-Cantu*, “Consensus statement for stability assessment and reporting for perovskite photovoltaics based on ISOS procedures”, Nature Energy 5 (2020) 35 – 49.