Anastasia Markina

I joined the theory group at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research as a Postdoctoral fellow in March 2018. In my current research, I am focusing on the design of non-fullerene acceptors for organic sollar cells.

I obtained my PhD in Physics from Moscow State University in 2017, under the supervision of Prof. V. Ivanov. My research addressed a hybrid simulation scheme which combines the fast equilibration on long times and large scales and the ability to account for the details of the chemical structure of molecules. As an intern, I worked in Schlumberger Moscow Research Center on a project aimed to improve the estimation methods of storage capacity and hydrocarbon flow through nanopores. I obtained my Diploma with Honours in Condensed Matter Physics (Polymer Physics) from Moscow State University in 2014.

Published in the group


N-type Doping of the Organic Non-Fullerene Acceptor O-IDTBR Leads to Transistors with Electron Mobility in Excess of 1 cm2 V-1s-1
A. F. Paterson, R. Li, A. Markina, L. Tsetseris, S. MacPhee, H. Faber, A.‑H. Emwas, J. Panidi, H. Bristow, D. Baran, D. Andrienko, M. Heeney, I. McCulloch, Th. D. Anthopoulos
submitted, 2021,


[pdf] Charge Photogeneration in Non-Fullerene Organic Solar Cells: Influence of Excess Energy and Electrostatic Interactions
M. Saladina, P. S. Marques, A. Markina, S. Karuthedath, C. Woepke, C. Goehler, Y. Chen, M. Allain, P. Blanchard, C. Cabanetos, D. Andrienko, F. Laquai, J. Gorenflot, C. Deibel
Advanced Functional Materials, accepted, 2020, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] Long-range exciton diffusion in molecular non-fullerene acceptors
Y. Firdaus, V. M. Le Corre, S. Karuthedath, W. Liu, A. Markina, W. Huang, S. Chattopadhyay, M. M. Nahid, M. I. Nugraha, Y. Lin, A. Seitkhan, A. Basu, W. Zhang, I. McCulloch, H. Ade, J. Labram, F. Laquai, D. Andrienko, L. J. A. Koster, T. D. Anthopoulos
Nature Communications, 11, 5220, 2020, [doi] [abstract]

[pdf] Barrierless Free Charge Generation in the High-Performance PM6:Y6 Bulk Heterojunction Non-Fullerene Solar Cell
L. Perdigon-Toro, H. Zhang, A. Markina, J. Yuan, C. M. Wolff, M. Stolterfoht, Y. Zou, F. Gao, D. Andrienko, S. Shoaee, D. Neher
Advanced Materials, 32, 1906763, 2020, [doi] [abstract]

Intrinsic efficiency limits in low-bandgap non-fullerene acceptor organic solar cells
S. Karuthedath, J. Gorenflot, Y. Firdaus N. Chaturvedi, C. S. P. De Castro, G. T. Harrison, J. I. Khan, A. Markina, A. H. Balawi, T. A. D. Pena, W. Liu, R.-Z. Liang, A. Sharma, S. H. K. Paleti, W. Zhang, Y. Lin, E. Alarousu, D. H. Anjum, P. M. Beaujuge, S. De Wolf, I. McCulloch, T. D. Anthopoulos, D. Baran, D. Andrienko, F. Laquai
Nature Materials, 2020, [doi] [abstract]