Alumni and Former Staff

Hui Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Laquai Group

Cesur Altinkaya

Ph.D. Student in De Wolf Group

Chien-Chih Tseng

Research Specialist in Tung Group

Rehab M. Albaridy

Ph.D. Student in Tung Group

Yu-Hsiang Chiang

Ph.D. Student in Tung Group Current Position: Ph.D. Student at Texas A&M

Ci Lin

Ph.D. Student in Tung Group

Xuan Wei

Ph.D. Student in Tung Group Current Position: Electrode research and development engineer at Li Auto

Areej A. Aljarb, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Tung Group

Vinoth Ramalingam, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Tung Group; Current Position: Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship

Hongpo Liu, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Tung Group

Dharmaraj Periyanagounder, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Tung Group

Research Interests: 2D materials, nanofabrication(E-beam & Photolithography), Nanoelectronics, Opto-electronics, Neuromorphic Computing, ​environmental catalysis

Jianhua Han, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Baran Group

Research Interests: Organic synthesis, organic semiconductor, organic solar cells, electronic devices

Eduardo Estrada

Lab technician

Khrystyna Regeta

Research Specialist

Wenbo Yan

M.S. Student in De Wolf group 2021-2022; Current Position: Ph.D. student at Prof. Boon S. Ooi's group

Research Interests: perovskite solar cell

Zhipeng Kan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Laquai Group​

Research Interests: ​Solar cells, charge transport, device physics

Yuhai Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mohammed Group​

Research Interests: crystal epitaxy, nanoparticles, rare earth ions​

Yashabanta N. Singhbabu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Amassian Group

Research Interests: Carbon Materials, X-ray Photo Electron Spectroscopy

Yuanfang Hou

​Ph.D. Graduate from Beaujuge Group; Current Position: Assistant Manager at Guangzhou branch of KPMG enterprise consulting (China) co. LTD

Research Interests: Interface chemistry, surface functionalization, surface chemistry, supercapacitor​

Yangqin Gao

​​Ph.D. Graduate from Beaujuge Group; Current Position: Associate Professor at China University of Petroleum

Research Interests: polymer solar cells, Multi-junction, Transparent Superhydrophobic Coating, Nanostructured Materials​

Xinbo Yang, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in De Wolf group 2017-2020; Current Position: Professor at Soochow University

Research Interests: Carrier Selective Contact, Heterojunction, photovolatics, Silicon solar cell

Xin Song

​Ph.D. Student in Baran Group 2016-2019; Current Position: Associate Professor at Jiangnan University

Xiaohan Guo

​Lab Assistant in McCulloch Group

Wan Yue, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow in McCulloch Group​

Wasim Mir, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Baran group

Research Interests: photophysics, doping, thermoelectrics, transport, Phototransport, Quantum dots, Colloidal nanocrystals

Wenzhu Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in De Wolf Group 2018-2020; Current Position: Associate Professor at Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Faisal Karim

M.Sc. Student in Anthopoulos group

Weiyuan Du, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in McCulloch Group; Current Position: Researcher at Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd.

Research Interests: ​Polar Chain, Bio-electronic

Faisal M. Aljamaan

​​​M.S. Student in De Wolf group

Warren Duffy, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in Iain Group 2016-2019; Current Position: Technology Deverlopment Specialist in Technology Transfer at KAUST.

Research Interests: Organic synthesis, Organic electronics, polymers

Taesoo Kim, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Amassian Group​

Tainan Duan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Beaujuge Group

Shahad Sulaimani

​M.S. Student in Iain Group 2018-2019

Research Interests: Hydrogen production, photocatalysis​, Water treatment, nanofabrication, polymers

Smritakshi Phukan Sarmah, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mohammed Group

Shengjian Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Beaujuge Group​

Research Interests: polymer solar cells, Polymer Acceptor, Cathode Interface Material

Seyoung Kee, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Baran Group

Sukumar Dey, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Amassian Group

Research Interests: Scanning tunneling microscopy, Heterostructured organic and inorganic materials

Yasir Alsharif

​​​M.S. Student in Baran Group

Research Interests: smart materials​, polymer engineering, 3D printing, mechanical simulation

Areej Alzahrani

​Ph.D. Student in De Wolf Group; Current Position: Assistant Professor at AlBaha University

Research Interests: Silicon, Heterojuction, Surface passivation

Sara A. Abbas

​Ph.D. Student in Amassian Group; Current Position: Researcher at SABIC

Akmaral Seitkhan, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in De Wolf Group 2021-2022; Research Specialist at Kaust Catalysis Center now

Research Interests: Organic photovoltaics, thin-film technologies

Salman Alsharif

M.S. Student in McCulloch group

Research Interests: Organic synthesis, Organic photovoltaics, non-fullerene electron acceptors

Sarah Al Abdullatif

​​​M.S. Student in McCulloch group

Research Interests: Chemical biology, Organic synthesis, OPVs

Ru-Ze Liang

Ph.D. Graduate from Beaujuge's Group Current Position: Data Scientist at Pegasus Technology

Research Interests: Device fabrication and analysis, device physics, inorganic synthesis

Daniel Corzo

Ph.D. Student in Baran group

Research Interests: ​Energy, photovolatics, Sustainable development, Manufacture, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Raja Shahid Ashraf, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Organic electronics, organic solar cells, organic field effect transistors, conjugated polymers

Rahim Munir

Ph.D. Graduate from Amassian's Group Current Position: Research Fellow at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Research Interests: Nanotechnology, Solar Cells1, material characterization

Riya Bose, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mohammed Group

Jingxuan Kang

Ph.D. Student in De Wolf group

Kalaivanan Loganathan

​Ph.D. Student in Anthopoulos group

Research Interests: ​Adhesion lithography, Diodes, Photo detectors, Nano gap devices

Maryam Alsufyani

​​​Ph.D. Student in McCulloch group

Research Interests: ​Organic semiconductors, Organic synthesis, OECT, OFET, bio-organic electronics, Crystallization

Qana A Alsulami

​​Ph.D. Graduate from Mohammed Group Current Position: Assistant Professor at King Abdulaziz University

Sanaa H. AlShammari

​Ph.D. Student in Anthopoulos group

Research Interests: nanomaterials, ​Solar cells

Pei-Ling Ting

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Polymer synthesis, Organic Electrochemical Transistors

Sri Harish Kumar Paleti

​Ph.D. Student in Baran group Current Position: Postdoc at the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Ola S. Habboub

Research Assistant in Amassian Group

Noor Merdad

​Ph.D. Student

Nicola Gasparini, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Baran Group

Muhammad Rizwan Khan Niazi

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Organic electronics, photovoltaics1, material characterization

Wandi Wahyudi

​Ph.D. Student in Anthopoulos group Current Position: Postdoc at Ångström Laboratory Uppsala University, Sweden.

Research Interests: ​Rechargeable batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis

Yuanbao Lin

​​​Ph.D. Student in Anthopoulos group Current Position: Postdoc at Oxford University

Research Interests: ​printed method, doctor blading, self-assembly interface layer, large-area and flexible structure

Ameen Shahid, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in McCulloch group

Research Interests: ​environmental catalysis, materials synthesis, materials characterization

Manas Parida, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mohammed Group

Muhammad Sajjad, Ph.D.

muhammad.sajjad@kaust.edu.sa

Ming-Chun Tang

​Ph.D. Student Current Position: Postdoc at NIST

Murali Banavoth, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mohammed Group

Maged Abdelsamie

​​Ph.D. Graduate from Amassian Group Current Position: Postdoc at Stanford University

Research Interests: Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics, In situ characterization techniques, perovskite solar cells, Thin film formation dynamics

Maha Alamoudi

​Ph.D. Student Current Position: Sr. Scientist at SABIC

Research Interests: organic solar cells, photophysics, Transient Absorption Spectroscopy1

Lei Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. Laquai Group

Lubna Jamshaid

Lab Assistant in Amassian Group

Kai -Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in De Wolf Group

Research Interests: Organic solar cell, OLED, OFET, Organic electronics

Khulud Almasabi

​M.S. Student

Jingya Sun, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mohammed Group

Ionela-Daniela Carja, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Beaujuge Group

Hang Xu

Ph.D. Student

Hanlin Hu

Ph.D. Graduate from Amassian Group Current Position: Research Engineer at TCL Cooperation

Hoang Dang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in De Wolf Group

Research Interests: Energy storage, battery, material science, electrochemistry

Guy Olivier Ngongang Ndjawa

Ph.D. Graduate from Amassian Group Current Position: Postdoc at Princeton University

Gumanah Habis

Business Administrator

Federico Cruciani

​​Ph.D. Graduate from Prof.Beaujuge's group

Research Interests: polymer, solar cell, optoelectronics

Erkki Alarousu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Time-Resolved Laser Spectroscopy, Carrier dynamics

Emilie Dauzon, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthopoulos group

Dounya Barrit

​Ph.D. Student Current Position: Head of Perovskite and Novel Photovoltaic Technologies Group, Green Energy Park (IRESEN/ UM6P), Morocco.

Chun Ma

​​Ph.D. Student in Anthopoulos group Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow at CNRS

Research Interests: hybrid perovskites, optoelectronics

Ahmad Rasa Kirmani

Ph.D. Graduate from Amassian Group Current Position: Postdoc at National Institute of Standards and Technology

Ahmed Mansour, Ph.D.

Operations Engineer​ Current Position: Jr Researcher at Mcgill University

Ali Han, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthopoulos Group

Alberto Scaccabarozzi, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthopoulos group

Research Interests: polymers, organice semiconductors, electronics, bioelectronics, semiconductors, photovoltaics

Annisa Fitri

Administrative Assistant

Archana Bora

​Communications Coordinator

Alexandra F. Paterson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in McCulloch Group

Ahmed Balawi

​Ph.D. Student Current Position: Manager of Research &Development at ACWA Power

Research Interests: Organic photovoltaics, ultrafast laser spectroscopy

Balaji Purushothaman, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in Laquai Group

Calvyn Howells, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in McCulloch group

Research Interests: Water splitting, ​Solar cells, sensors

Eloise Bihar, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in Baran Group

Jiang Liu, Ph.D.

​​​Postdoctoral Fellow in De Wolf Group

Research Interests: Tandem solar cell, Perovskite, Interface engineering

Jan Kosco, Ph. D.

Research Scientist in Heeney group Current Position: Neom

Joel R. Troughton, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in Baran Group

Md Azimul Haque, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in Baran Group

Research Interests: ​Solar cells, sensors, thermal transport, hybrid materials

Mindaugas Kirkus, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in McCulloch Group

Neha Chaturvedi, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in Laquai Group Current Position: Researcher at NC state university.

Prashant Kumar, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthopoulos Group

Research Interests: Structure Property relationship, Metal Chalcogenides, Photovoltaic, Energy storage/transport device

Rajendar Sheelamanthula, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in McCulloch Group

Xingxing Chen, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow in McCulloch Group

Research Interests: orgainc optoelectronic materials, polymer solar cells, solar energy

Yuliar Firdaus, Ph.D

​​Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthopoulos Group​

Research Interests: small molecule acceptor, polymer, quantum dot, photophysics, solar cell device, charge transport

Yajun Gao, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in Laquai Group

Ye Liu, Ph.D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow in Baran group Current Position: Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics

Research Interests: material science, nanocarbons, organic semiconcudtors, doping, thermoelectrics, transport, bio-/gas-sensors

Hu Chen, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in Laquai Group Current Position: Researcher at Big Bay University, China.

Research Interests: OFET, OPV

Jafar Khan, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in Laquai group Current Position: Researcher at Northwestern University

Michele De Bastiani, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in De Wolf Group

Research Interests: photovoltaics, hybrid perovskites, materials science and engineering​

Rawad Hallani, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in McCulloch group

Research Interests: ​Organic semiconductors, Organic synthesis, Organic photovoltaics

Faisal Wali, Ph.D.

Strategic Partnership & Lab Operations Manager 2016-2022 Current Position: Energy & Water Manager, KAUST@NEOM

Craig Combe, Ph.D.

​​​Staff Scientist

Research Interests: Organic electronics, OECT, OFET, bio-organic electronics

Dalia Al Nakdali, Ph.D.

Research Support Staff in Laquai Group

Emmanuel Van Kerschaver

​Operations Engineer

Pooja S. Lolage

Technical Assistant