Alumni and Former Staff

Georgios Pappas

​​​Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthopoulos Group

Research Interests: materials chemistry, Energy materials, Organophosphazenes, Covalent organic frameworks, Electron microscopy, materials characterization

Mohammed Alabdullah

M.S. Student in Fatayer Group

Research Interests: materials characterization, Scanning tunneling microscopy, X-ray Photo Electron Spectroscopy

Adrian V. Montiano

Research Technician

Fahad N. Alduayji

M.S Student in Laquai Group

Achilleas Savva, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in Heeney Group

Research Interests: Organic electronics, Optoelectronic devices, bioelectronics

Lucero Segura Juarez

M.S. Student in Fatayer Group

Research Interests: Applied Physics

Usman Yaqoob, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Tung Group

Research Interests: Smart Sensing, Energy harvesting, MEMS resonators

Loloah K. Alsuhaimi

Administrative Assistant

Prasanth Kumar Enaganti, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow in Gan Group

Research Interests: Submerged Solar Photovoltaics, Soiling losses on PV modules, Supercapacitors, Radiative cooling and water condensation

Muhammad Abbasi

Technical Development Specialist

Research Interests: Small & MW Scale PV Design, Grid Integration, PV Installation, Testing and Maintenance, On Grid & Hybrid PV, AI for PV Systems

Tala A. Aljasir

Elevate, Graduate Trainee

Helen Bristow, Ph.D.

​​​Postdoctoral Fellow in De Wolf Group

Research Interests: Thin Film Device Interfaces, organic semiconcudtors, Emerging Solar Cell Technologies

Shibin Krishna, Ph.D.

​​​Postdoctoral Fellow in Fatayer Group

Research Interests: Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Two Dimensional Materials, X-Ray Photoemission Spectroscopy, High Resolution X-Ray Diffraction

Hui Zhang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Laquai Group

Ohoud K. Alharbi

M.S. Student in De Wolf Group

Research Interests: computational modeling, Tandem Solar Cells, perovskite solar cells

Bumin Kagan Yildirim

Ph.D. Student in De Wolf Group

Research Interests: perovskite solar cells

Haya Aldosari

Ph.D. Student in Laquai Group

Research Interests: photophysics, organic solar cells

Renqian Zhou

Ph.D. Student in Tung Group

Research Interests: 2D materials

Carolina Villamil Franco

Postdoctoral Fellow in Laquai Group

Research Interests: hybrid perovskites materials, charge carrier dynamics, excitonics, Time-resolved photoluminescence

Fatima Ishtiaq

Administrative Assistant

Cesur Altinkaya

Ph.D. Student in De Wolf Group

Yuanfan Wen

M.S. Student in Baran Group

Research Interests: perovskites solar cells, OPV, OLED

Si Chen

Master Student in Laquai Group

Research Interests: Organic photovoltaics

Kai Qi

Ph.D. Student in Tung Group

Research Interests: nanomaterials

Junghong Min, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Tung Group

Chien-Chih Tseng

Research Specialist in Tung Group

Merfat Alsabban

Ph.D. Student 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

Ibrahim M. AlNami

Ph.D. Student in Tung Group

Ci Lin

Ph.D. Student in Tung Group

Ruofan Sun

Ph.D. Student in Lu Group

Xuan Wei

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

Jui-Han Fu

Ph.D. Student in Tung Group

Zheng Yang, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Tung Group

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

Yichen Cai, Ph. D.

Research Scientist 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

Nadeem Qaiser, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist in Tung Group

Research Interests: FEM modeling, Nano/micro mechanics, Flexible sensors, actuators and energy storage devices

Jianhua Han, Ph. D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Baran Group

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

Amruth C, Ph. D.

​​Postdoctoral Fellow in Baran Group

Roba S Tounesi

​M.S. Student in Baran group

Jumanah A Mayet

M.S. Student in Baran group

Kai Wang

M.S. Student in Baran group

Eduardo Estrada

Lab technician

Khrystyna Regeta

Research Specialist

Saeed O. Badahdah

M.S. Student in Baran group

Research Interests: Solar cells, Perovskite, OPV

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.

Wenting Zhang

​Administrative assistant

Afnan AlBatati

Ph.D. Student in Anthopoulos Group

Research Interests: Nano-electronics, ​Solar cells, materials characterization and optimization

Emily Alexandre

​M.S. Student in Baran group

Research Interests: ​Solar cells, Surface Science, inkjet printed organic electronics, 3D modeling, sustainability and innovation

Fahad Bokhari

​M.S. Student in Baran group

Research Interests: ​Materials engineering, 3D printing, polymer properties and characterization

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

Fahad K. AlSalem

​M.S. Student in Anthopoulos group

Research Interests: ​Semiconductor devices, transistor, sensor, diode, integrated circuit

Faisal M. Aljamaan

​​​M.S. Student in De Wolf group

Guillermo Tostado Blazquez

​​​M.S. Student in Tung 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

Majed Alawami

​M.S. Student in Baran group

Research Interests: Organic photovoltaics, spectroscopy, semiconductor 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

Emre Yarali

​Ph.D. Student in Anthopoulos group

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

Rawan S. Jalmood

M.S. Student in De Wolf Group

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

Sandra Patricia Gonzalez Lopez

​Ph.D. Student in Laquai group

Research Interests: perovskites solar cells, charge carrier dynamics, photophysics, nanomaterials

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

Wejdan S. Alghamdi

​Ph.D. Student in Anthopoulos group

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

Sarah M. Alsaggaf

Ph.D. Student in Laquai Group

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

Aniruddha Basu, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthopoulos Group

Research Interests: Perovskite Single Crystal, Field Effect Transistors, Light Emitting Diodes

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

Abhinav Sharma, Ph.D.

​​​Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthopoulos Group

Research Interests: material science and engineering

Aren Yazmaciyan, Ph.D.

​​​​Postdoctoral Fellow in Heeney group

Research Interests: Organic photovoltaics, organic photodetectors, device physics, thick heterojunctions, cavity engineering, electro-optical characterization, charge generation, charge transport, charge recombination

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

Dipti Naphade, Ph.D.

Research Assistant

Research Interests: ​Piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials, Flexible energy harvesting devices, Wearable nanogenerators and 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

Lujia Xu, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in De Wolf Group

Research Interests: Single-junction and tandem PV devices, PV optical modeling, PV thermal modeling, PV economic modeling, PV degradation

Md Azimul Haque, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in Baran Group

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

Maxime Babics, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in De Wolf Group

Research Interests: Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells, Perovskite_Silicon Tandem Solar Cells, Scalable photovoltaics, organic interlayers

Mindaugas Kirkus, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in McCulloch Group

Mingcong Wang, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow in Laquai Group 2017-2022; Current Position: Assistant Professor at Great Bay University

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

Safakath Karuthedath, Ph.D

Research Scientist in Laquai Group​ 2016-2022; Current Position: Assistant Professor at Tsinghua University

Research Interests: ​Transient absorption spectroscopy, organic solar cells, Perovskites, Time-resolved photoluminescence, Photo-physics

Waseem Raja, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in De Wolf Group

Research Interests: ​Design strategies to enhance conversion efficiency for thin film and multijunction solar cell technology, Computational modeling of photonic and plasmonic functional devices, Enhanced light-harvesting, bio-detection based on plasmonic nanostructures and graphene, Nonlinear Optical Devices such as LED, Photodiodes, Amplifiers (SOA, EDFA)

Wenchao Yang, Ph.D.

​​​Postdoctoral Fellow in Laquai Group

Research Interests: organic solar cells, perovskite solar cells, device modeling, kinetic Monte Carlo, charge carrier dynamics, exciton dynamics, ​Organic semiconductors

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

Emre Yengel, Ph.D.

Research Scientist in Anthopoulos group

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

Weimin Zhang, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist in Laquai group

Faisal Wali, Ph.D.

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

Bright Wadja

​Senior Technical Specialist

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

Punitha Elavarasu

Lab Assistant

Pooja S. Lolage

Technical Assistant