Raja Shahid Ashraf, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Research Scientist

Research Interests

​With a particular interest in molecular electronics and polymer chemistry, my research concentrates upon the design, synthesis and characterization of organic semiconductor materials for organic electronics. I am particularly involved in OPV device fabrication (single and multijuntion) of small molecules and polymers.

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany, 2005
  • M.Phil, Chemistry, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan, 2001

Professional Profile

  • 2016-present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009-2016: Research Associate, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2006-2009: Postdoctoral fellow, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands
  • 2005-2006: Postdoctoral fellow, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Organic electronics organic solar cells organic field effect transistors conjugated polymers