Maged Abdelsamie

Alumni and Former Staff

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

Research Interests

​My PhD work ("Solution-Processing of Organic Solar Cells: From in situ Investigation to Scalable Manufacturing") has revolved around deploying in situ characterization techniques (synchrotron-based GIWAXS, absorption, spectroscopic ellipsometry, reflectometry and Raman spectroscopy) for probing thin film formation dynamics for applications in organic and inorganic thin-film photovoltaics and optoelectronics.

Selected Publications

  • Toward Additive-Free Small-Molecule Organic Solar Cells: Roles of the Donor Crystallization Pathway and Dynamics
    M. Abdelsamie, N. D. Treat, K. Zhao, C. McDowell, M. A. Burgers, R. Li, D.-M. Smilgies, N....
    Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 728592, (2015)
  • In situ UV-visible Absorption during Spin-coating of Organic Semiconductors: a New Probe for Organic Electronics an...
    M. Abdelsamie, K. Zhao, M. R. Niazi, K. W. Chou, A. Amassian
    J. Mater. Chem. C. , 2, 3373, (2014)
  • Synergistic Impact of Solvent and Polymer Additives on the Film Formation of Small Molecule Blend Films for Bulk He...
    C. McDowell, M. Abdelsamie, K. Zhao, D.-M. Smilgies, G. C. Bazan, A. Amassian
    Adv. Energy. Mater. , 5, 18, (2015)
  • Efficient Inverted Bulk-Heterojunction Solar Cells from Low-Temperature Processing of Amorphous ZnO Buffer Layers
    L. K. Jagadamma, M. Abdelsamie, A. El Labban, E. Aresu, G. O. Ngongang Ndjawa, D. H. Anjum...
    J. Mater. Chem. A. , 2, 13321., (2014)
  • Effect of Solvent Environment on Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cell Manufacturability and Performance
    A. R. Kirmani, G. H. Carey, M. Abdelsamie, B. Yan, D. Cha, L. R. Rollny, X. Cui, E. H. Sar...
    Adv. Mater. , 26, 4717, (2014)
  • Solution-Printed Organic Semiconductor Blends Exhibiting Enhanced Transport Properties on par with Single Crystals
    M. R. Niazi, R. Li, E. Q. Li, A. R. Kirmani, M. Abdelsamie, Q. Xiao, W. Pan, M. M. Payne, ...
    Nat. Commun. , 6, 8598, (2015) 


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, GPA (3.9/4), November 2016
    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
    Thesis Title: Solution-Processing of Organic Solar Cells: From In Situ Investigation to Scalable Manufacturing
    Advisor: Prof. Aram Amassian

  • M.Sc. in Materials Science & Engineering (2010-2012), GPA (3.75/4), 2010
    Faculty of Petroleum & Mining Engineering, Suez Canal University, Egypt

  • B.Sc. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, (GPA: 85.9 %)

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Materials Research Society (MRS)


  • 2010, KAUST Graduate Fellowship Award
  • 2010, Achieved the first rank in Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.), Suez Canal University

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Organic Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics In situ characterization techniques perovskite solar cells Thin film formation dynamics