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Learn about the latest research results from KSC at the 2019 MRS Fall Meeting.

Nov 28, 2019

KSC delegates are presenting their findings in Boston from December 1-6.

Iain McCulloch recognized by Web of Science as Highly Cited Researcher 2019

Nov 19, 2019

For the third consecutive year, Prof. McCulloch's influence in the fields of Chemistry and Materials Science is recognized.

Prof. Stefaan De Wolf listed as Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher

Nov 19, 2019

Prof. De Wolf's multidisciplinary research and influence is recognized in the cross-field category.

Pushing perovskite solar stability

Nov 10, 2019

Expanding the list of organic ingredients that comprise perovskite solar materials could boost their long-term stability and performance, KAUST researchers have predicted.


Ahmed Balawi successfully defended his PhD thesis

Oct 30, 2019

Congratulations to Ahmed for successfully defending his thesis entitled “Photophysics of Organic Molecular Systems - A Study of Excited State Dynamics.”


Jan Kosco successfully defended his PhD thesis

Oct 23, 2019

Congratulations to Jan for successfully defending his thesis entitled “Organic Semiconductor Nanoparticle Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Evolution from Water.”


Xin Song successfully defended his PhD thesis

Oct 23, 2019

Congratulations to Xin for successfully defending his thesis entitled “Performance Evolution of Organic Solar Cells Using Nonfullerene Fused-Ring Electron Acceptors.”


Ming-Chun Tang successfully defended his PhD thesis

Oct 15, 2019

Congratulations to Ming-Chun for successfully defending his thesis entitled “Hybrid Lead Halide Perovskite and Bismuth-Based Perovskite-Inspired Photovoltaics: An In Situ Investigation.”


Dounya Barrit successfully defended her PhD thesis

Oct 14, 2019

Congratulations to Dounya for successfully defending her thesis entitled “In situ Investigation of the Effect of Solvation State of Lead Iodide and the Influence of Different Cations and Halides on the Two-Step Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells Formation.”


A touch of zirconium to better catch the sun

Oct 02, 2019

Transparent conductive films that let through a broader range of the solar spectrum have been developed by KAUST and are set to increase the power conversion efficiency of perovskite-based multijunction solar cells beyond 30 percent. Improved efficiency makes these devices more commercially appealing.


KAUST Research Conference: Emerging Concepts in Solar Energy Conversion - from Computation to Implementation

Sep 25, 2019

Save the date: Our 2020 conference will address solar energy concepts of global importance and with relevance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Students from across the Kingdom and around the world complete the 2nd KSC Summer School and Internship Program

Sep 24, 2019

Following the success of the initial summer school, July saw the launch of the second KSC Summer School and Internship Program. Aimed at undergraduates in their final year, interested in pursuing a career in the field of solar energy conversion, this year's program attracted students from across the Kingdom (King Abdulaziz University, Taibah University, Islamic University of Medinah) as well as internationally (UC Berkely, Imperial College London and the Universities of Washington, Bologna, Petras, Glasgow).

KAUST launches ACWA Power Center of Excellence for Desalination and Solar Power

Sep 11, 2019

KAUST recently signed a memorandum of understanding with ACWA Power, inaugurating the KAUST – ACWA Power Center of Excellence for Desalination and Solar Power

Tiny tweaks for big wins in solar cells

Aug 26, 2019

Solar cells that rely on perovskites to harvest sunlight are bound to gain in energy conversion efficiency thanks to an atomic-level understanding of the structure-property relationship of these photovoltaic materials. Researchers from the KAUST Solar Center monitored the impact of compositional changes on the structural organization and photovoltaic properties of perovskite thin films


Third step boosts solar cell performance

Jul 31, 2019

Adding one extra ingredient to the light-capturing layer of an emerging solar cell technology can significantly improve all aspects of its energy-harvesting performance, KAUST researchers have shown.