Research Interests

I work on synthesizing organic electronic materials, which can be used in different electronic and optoelectronic applications such as organic field effect transistors, organic light emitting diodes and organic photovoltaics.


Selected Publications

  • Structural and electronic properties of crystalline, isomerically pure anthradithiophene derivatives
    Hallani, R. K.; Thorley, K. J.; Mei. Y.; Parkin, S.R.; Jurchescu, O. D.; Anthony, J. E.
    Adv. Funct. Mater , (2015)
  • The effect of regioisomerism on the crystal packing and device performance of desymmetrized anthradithiophenes.
    Hallani, R. K.; Thorley, K. J.; Hailey, A. K.; Parkin, S. R.; Loo, Y.-L.; Anthony, J. E.
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C , 3 (34), 8956-8962., (2015)
  • Single-molecule imaging of organic semiconductors: Toward nanoscale insights into photophysics and molecular packin...
    Shepherd, W. E. B.; Grollman, R.; Robertson, A.; Paudel, K.; Hallani, R.; Loth, M. A.; Ant...
    Chemical Physics Letters , 629, 29-35., (2015)
  • Design of organic ternary blends and small-molecule bulk heterojunctions: photophysical considerations.
    Rajesh, K. R.; Paudel, K.; Johnson, B.; Hallani, R.; Anthony, J.; Ostroverkhova, O.
    J.Photon. Energy. , 5 (1), 057208-057208., (2015)
  • Synthesis and Properties of Isomerically Pure Anthrabisbenzothiophenes.
    Lehnherr, D.; Hallani, R.; McDonald, R.; Anthony, J. E.; Tykwinski, R. R.
    Org. Lett. , 14 (1), 62-65., (2012)
  • A survey of electron-deficient pentacenes as acceptors in polymer bulk heterojunction solar cells.
    Shu, Y.; Lim, Y.-F.; Li, Z.; Purushothaman, B.; Hallani, R.; Kim, J. E.; Parkin, S. R.; Ma...
    Chemical Science , 2 (2), 363-368., (2011)

Education Profile

 

PhD, Chemistry, University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)                                                                                     2010-Present

Thesis Title: "Designing Anthradithiophene Derivatives Suitable For Applications in Organic Electronics and Optoelectronics"

Adviser: Dr. John Anthony

BA, Chemistry University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)                                                                                                 2008-2010

Minor –Biology

BS, Biochemistry Lebanese University (Beirut, Lebanon)                                                                                             2003-2007

 


Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Material Research Society

KAUST Affiliations

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