20 March, 2016

Prof. Jean-Luc Bredas honored at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting

​We are pleased to announce that Prof. Jean-Luc Bredas honored at the 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego, US on March 15, 2016.

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13 March, 2016

SPERC success in the KAUST Startup Accelerator Showcase

We are pleased to announce that LEVEL5, the first SPERC startup company, has won the first place in Kingdom Impact Award category in the KAUST Accelerator Showcase.

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11 February, 2016

Prof. Iain McCulloch listed in Thomson Reuters 2015 Highly Cited Researcher

​We are pleased to announce that Prof. Iain McCulloch has been named in Thomson Reuters' list of 2015 Highly Cited Researcher.

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15 November, 2015

KAUST Solar Future 2015 Symposium

KAUST Solar Future 2015 Symposium took place on November 7 – 11, 2015, at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.

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20 August, 2015

Dr. Jean-Luc Bredas wins ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jean-Luc Bredas, the Center Director of SPERC has been selected for ACS Award in the Chemistry of Materials, 2016.

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01 August, 2015

Dr. Osman Bakr promoted to Associate Professor

SPERC is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Osman Bakr to Associate Professor of Material Science and Engineering.

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01 July, 2015

Dr. Aram Amassian Promoted to Associate Professor

SPERC is pleased to announce that Dr. Aram Amassian has been promoted to Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering from Assistant Professor.

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05 May, 2015

Congratulations to recipients of 2015 Employee Service Awards!

SPERC is proud to announce that three members of our team have reached the five year milestone and were honored at the 2015 Employee Service Awards

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24 February, 2015

SPERC welcomes Dr. Frédéric Laquai

​SPERC is please to announce that Dr. Frédéric Laquai will be joining the Center February 24, 2015. ​

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01 February, 2015

SPERC welcomes Dr. Jason Serin as Lab Manager

​​​Dr. Jason Serin, newly appointed SPERC Lab Manager, joins KAUST from Arizona where he served as the Department Chair of Glendale College. He earned a PHD in Chemistry from UC Berkeley and has over 10 years of experience in organic and polymer chemistry instruction and research. ​​​

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06 November, 2014

SPERC welcomes Professor Iain McCulloch

SPERC is pleased to announce that Professor Iain McCulloch joined the Center 9 November 2014.​

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01 September, 2014

New Director of Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center appointed

As of September 1, 2014, Professor Jean-Luc Bredas has been appointed as the new Director of the Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC).

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01 September, 2014

SPERC welcomes Managing Director Marc Vermeersch

​​Dr. Marc Vermeersch is the newly appointed Managing Director of The Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC)​.

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27 April, 2014

KAUST Solar Center Inaugurated

The Solar & Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC) was officially inaugurated with a two-day seminar on April 27 and 28 that featured international solar energy experts.

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25 November, 2020

Guiding the way to improved solar cell performance

Understanding how particles travel through a device is vital for improving the efficiency of solar cells. Researchers from KAUST, working with an international team of scientists, have now developed a set of design guidelines for enhancing the performance of molecular materials.

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10 November, 2020

Solar perovskite production on a roll

Advanced ink formulations could be the key to turning perovskite solar cells (PSCs) from heroes of academic labs into commercially successful products. Researchers at KAUST have developed a perovskite ink tailor-made for a mass manufacturing process called slot-die coating, producing PSCs that captured solar energy with high efficiency. The ink could also be coated onto silicon to create perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells that capture even more of the Sun’s energy.

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26 October, 2020

Light on efficiency loss in organic solar cells

Insight into energy losses that affect the conversion of light into electricity could help enhance organic solar cell efficiencies. A KAUST-led team of organic chemists, materials engineers, spectroscopists and theoretical physicists from six research groups has extensively evaluated efficiency-limiting processes in organic photovoltaic systems.

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