Marios Neophytou, Ph.D.

Upscaling, Prototyping, Technology Transfer

R&D Engineer

Research Interest

​Scientific interests focus on solar energy and in particular novel organic and inorganic materials.

Selected Publications

  • Evaporation-free inverted organic photovoltaics using a mixture of silver nanoparticle ink formulations for solutio... 
    E Georgiou, A Savva, M Neophytou, F Hermerschmidt, T Demosthenous
    Applied Physics Letters 105 (23), 233901, (2014)
  • Two step sintering process and metal grid design optimization for highly efficient ITO free organic photovoltaics 
    M Neophytou, E Georgiou, MM Fyrillas, SA Choulis, 
    Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 122, 1-7, (2014)
  • Worldwide outdoor round robin study of organic photovoltaic devices and modules 
    MV Madsen, SA Gevorgyan, R Pacios, J Ajuria, I Etxebarria, J Kettle
    Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 130, 281-290, (-)
  • Inkjet-printed polymer–fullerene blends for organic electronic applications 
    M Neophytou, W Cambarau, F Hermerschmidt, C Waldauf
    Microelectronic Engineering 95, 102-106 , (2012)
  • Highly efficient indium tin oxide-free organic photovoltaics using inkjet-printed silver nanoparticle current colle... 
    M Neophytou, F Hermerschmidt, A Savva, E Georgiou, SA Choulis
    Applied Physics Letters 101 (19), 193302 , (2012)
  • Determination of gap defect states in organic bulk heterojunction solar cells from capacitance measurements 
    PP Boix, G Garcia-Belmonte, U Muñecas, M Neophytou, C Waldauf
    Applied Physics Letters 95 (23), 233302, (2009)


  • PhD, materials science and engineering, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus, 2012
  • Bsc, Chemistry, University of Patras, Rio, Patras, Greece, 2007

Professional Profile

  • 2012-2014: Postdoctoral fellow CUT, Limassol, Cyprus
  • 2014-2019: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019-2021: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​Materials science Organic electronics organic solar cells inkjet printing printed electronics