Research Interests

1. Plastic electronics, Organic field effect transistors, Organic semiconductors (small molecules and polymer blends).

2. Solution Processing of organic thin films for applications in organic electronics.

3. Roll-to-roll compatible methods such as blade coating, knife coating, wire bar coating, etc.

4. Understanding crystallization and polymorphism in organic semiconductors by In-situ Grazing incidence wide angle X-Ray scattering and high speed polarized optical microscopy.


Selected Publications

  • Late stage crystallization and healing during spin-coating enhance carrier transport in small-molecule organic semi...
    K. W. Chou, H. U. Khan, M. R Niazi, B. Yan, R. Li, M. M. Payne, J. E. Anthony, D. –M. Smil...
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2 (28), 5681-5689, (2014)
  • In situ UV-visible absorption during spin-coating of organic semiconductors: a new probe for organic electronics an...
    M. Abdelsamie, K. Zhao, M. R. Niazi, K. W. Chou, A. Amassian
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2 (17), 3373-3381, (2014)
  • A Thieno [3, 2‐b][1] benzothiophene Isoindigo Building Block for Additive‐and Annealing‐Free High‐Performance Polym...
    W. Yue, R. S. Ashraf, C. B. Nielsen, E. Collado‐Fregoso, M. R. Niazi, S. A. Yousaf, M. Kir...
    Advanced Materials,, (2015)
  • Contact-induced nucleation in high performance bottom-contact organic thin film transistors manufactured by large-a...
    M. R. Niazi, R. Li, M. Abdelsamie, K. Zhao, D. H. Anjum, M. M. Payne, J. Anthony, D. -M. S...
    Advanced Functional Materials, (2015)

Education Profile

  • ​M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal,​ Saudi Arabia, 2012
  • B.Eng., Polymer Engineering from UET Lahore, Pakistan, 2010

Professional Profile

  • ​2010-2011: Teaching Assistant/Lecturer, Polymer and Process Engineering Department, UET Lahore, Pakistan

KAUST Affiliations

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