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23 July, 2018

KSC's Ultrafast Dynamics Group Hosts Saudi 11th Grade Student

Aiming to inspire Saudi high school students to persue scientific careers, KSC is hosting Abdullah Al Ajmi for the summer as part of the SRSI program.

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05 July, 2018

KSC's Maha Alamoudi wins ICSM Best Poster Prize

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

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01 July, 2018

KSC Summer School

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.

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04 June, 2018

KSC congratulates five new PhDs

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

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02 June, 2018

Scientific Writing Workshop

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.

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15 April, 2018

KAUST Research Conference: Synergistic Approaches in Solar Energy Conversion

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

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12 April, 2018

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

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.

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04 April, 2018

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

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.

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28 March, 2018

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

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.

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06 March, 2018

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

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

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30 January, 2018

A simple additive to improve film quality

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.”

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29 January, 2018

A simple soak for a solar tune-up

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.

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21 January, 2018

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

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

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10 December, 2017

Fundamentals of Project Management

Fundamentals of Project Management course completed by 15 KSC members.

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01 December, 2017

Prof. Iain McCulloch is listed on the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list for both Chemistry and Materials Science

Congratulations to KAUST Solar Center Director Prof. Iain McCulloch who has been listed on Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2017 for both Chemistry and Materials Science.

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23 November, 2017

Rahim Munir successfully defends his Ph.D.

On November 22nd KSC's Rahim Munir presented his research and successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis.

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25 October, 2017

Congratulations to Daniel Corzo, winner of the Science as Art competition

Daniel Corzo wins the Science as Art competition

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22 September, 2017

Hamza Mohammed awarded 2nd place in KAUST’s SRSI competition

Research into solar energy was a dominant subject in this year’s Saudi Research Science Institute (SRSI).

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17 September, 2017

A simple additive to improve film quality

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.

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09 August, 2017

RSC's Materials Horizons and Nanoscale Horizons poster prize awarded to Sara Abbas

Sara Abbas wins RSC poster prize at 13th International Conference on Materials in Chemistry

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