Muhammad Rizwan Khan Niazi

Alumni and Former Staff

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

1. Plastic electronics, Organic field effect transistors, Organic semiconductors (small molecules and polymer blends).

2. Solution Processing of organic thin films for applications in organic electronics.

3. Roll-to-roll compatible methods such as blade coating, knife coating, wire bar coating, etc.

4. Understanding crystallization and polymorphism in organic semiconductors by In-situ Grazing incidence wide angle X-Ray scattering and high speed polarized optical microscopy.

Selected Publications

  • Late stage crystallization and healing during spin-coating enhance carrier transport in small-molecule organic semi...
    K. W. Chou, H. U. Khan, M. R Niazi, B. Yan, R. Li, M. M. Payne, J. E. Anthony, D. –M. Smil...
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2 (28), 5681-5689, (2014)
  • 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
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2 (17), 3373-3381, (2014)
  • A Thieno [3, 2‐b][1] benzothiophene Isoindigo Building Block for Additive‐and Annealing‐Free High‐Performance Polym...
    W. Yue, R. S. Ashraf, C. B. Nielsen, E. Collado‐Fregoso, M. R. Niazi, S. A. Yousaf, M. Kir...
    Advanced Materials,, (2015)
  • Contact-induced nucleation in high performance bottom-contact organic thin film transistors manufactured by large-a...
    M. R. Niazi, R. Li, M. Abdelsamie, K. Zhao, D. H. Anjum, M. M. Payne, J. Anthony, D. -M. S...
    Advanced Functional Materials, (2015) 


  • ​M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal,​ Saudi Arabia, 2012
  • B.Eng., Polymer Engineering from UET Lahore, Pakistan, 2010

Professional Profile

  • ​2010-2011: Teaching Assistant/Lecturer, Polymer and Process Engineering Department, UET Lahore, Pakistan

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Organic electronics photovoltaics1 material characterization