Research Interests

​Femtosecond to microsecond time resolved transient spectroscopy, and the study of photophysical phenomena related to charge/energy transfer processes in polymer donor-acceptor systems. Ultrafast laser spectroscopy, and Organic Photovoltaics.

Selected Publications

  • Bimolecular Excited-State Electron Transfer with Surprisingly Long-Lived Radical Ions.
    Amani A. Alsam, Shawkat M. Aly, Anwar Usman, Manas R. Parida, Silvano Del Gobbo, Erkki Ala...
    J. Phys. Chem. C, (2015), 119, 2189621903, (2015)
  • Real-time observation of intersystem crossing induced by charge recombination during bimolecular electron transfer ...
    Amani A. Alsam[a], Shawkat M. Aly[a], Manas R. Parida[a], Zhen Cao[b], Luigi Cavallo[b], a...
    Chemistry - A European Journal, (2016)

Education Profile

  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering & Nanotechnology, "Development of New Nanostructurally Engineered Polymer Semiconductors for Organic Electronics", Waterloo University, Canada, July 2014
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Jazan University, KSA, July 2009

Professional Profile

  • Jan 2008 - May 2009: Instructor, Khedira Intermediate School, Jazan, Sadia Arabia
  • Jan 2012 - July 2014: Researcher, Center for Chemical Engineering & Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo, Canada


  • ​King Abdullah scholarship program for study abroad, Master’s Degree, Canada, Ontario, Waterloo, 2010

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)