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KSC's Maha Alamoudi wins ICSM Best Poster Prize

Jul 05, 2018

Congratulations to Maha or her poster, "Impact of IDT-based structures on photophysics and performance of polymer solar cells"

KSC Summer School

Jul 01, 2018

The 3-day KSC summer school, supported by TU Delft, opens with a series of lectures from KSC faculty and researchers followed by contributions from our guest speakers and afternoon laboratory sessions.

KSC congratulates five new PhDs

Jun 04, 2018

Five KSC PhD candidates successfully defend their PhD dissertations under the guidance of Professors Pierre Beaujuge and Aram Amassian.

Scientific Writing Workshop

Jun 02, 2018

KAUST Solar Center recently offered a five-day ‘Scientific Writing Workshop’ for the selected group of Ph.D. students and postdocs led by Dr. Umair bin Waheed.

KAUST Research Conference: Synergistic Approaches in Solar Energy Conversion

Apr 15, 2018

The recent conference organized by KSC was highlighted in KAUST News.

Great Tips for Scientific Publications by Dr. Elsa Couderc from Nature Energy

Apr 12, 2018

Senior Editor at Nature Energy, Dr. Elsa Couderc discussed the editorial process for scientific publications and shared her insights and tips on making excellent figures and creating a catchy and accurate title.

The prospect of Photovoltaic (PV) technologies by Dr. Nancy Haegel of NREL

Apr 04, 2018

KAUST Solar Center's Ph.D. student Esma Ugur caught up with NREL’s Center Director for the Materials Science Center in the Materials and Chemical Sciences Directorate Dr. Nancy Haegel to discuss and understand the future of Photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Watch the video interview here.

The Future of Organic Photovoltaic by Prof. Harald Ade of NCSU

Mar 28, 2018

NC State University professor, Dr. Harald Ade speaks with KAUST Solar center’s Ph.D. student Rahim Munir about the future of OPV and also the advantages gained from Organic solar cells such as their transparency and flexibility.

Congratulations to Prize Winners of KAUST Research Conference: Synergistic Approaches in Solar Energy Conversion

Mar 06, 2018

Four young scientists awarded prizes for their outstanding contriubuitions to the KAUST Research Conference: Synergistic Approaches in Solar Energy Conversion

A simple additive to improve film quality

Jan 30, 2018

Simple chemicals called glycol ethers help make better perovskite thin films for solar cells.

Thin films for use in solar cells are more effective when simple chemicals called glycol ethers are added to the film-forming mix, a KAUST team has found. 
“This is an unexpected discovery,” says Esma Ugur, a Ph.D. student in the KAUST Solar Center team that observed the effect. “It yields more uniform thin films with improved structure and efficiency.”

A simple soak for a solar tune-up

Jan 29, 2018

A mild post-fabrication doping approach can boost the solar conversion of quantum dot-based photovoltaic cells.
The performance of solar cells that consist of semiconductor nanoparticles surrounded by ligand molecules is now easier to control. Researchers from KAUST have developed a method that enhances the ability of these colloidal quantum dot (CQD) solar cells to convert the sun’s energy into electricity by altering the surface chemistry of their functional layers in a noninvasive way.

Science as Story Telling People’s Choice Award goes to Ahmed Balawi, Esma Ugur, Emilie Dauzon and Yazeed Al Harbi

Jan 21, 2018

In the Science as Story Telling sessions, KAUST’s young scientists learn the latest technology and techniques for visual science communication