Alumni and Former Staff

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

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

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

Khrystyna Regeta

Research Specialist

Wenbo Yan

M.S. Student in De Wolf group 2021-2022 Recent job: Ph.D. student at the Prof. Boon S. Ooi's group now

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

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

Xin Song

​Ph.D. Student 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

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

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

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

Qana A Alsulami

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

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

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

Joel R. Troughton, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in Baran Group

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

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

Dalia Al Nakdali, Ph.D.

Research Support Staff in Laquai Group

Emmanuel Van Kerschaver

​Operations Engineer