Rawad Hallani, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Research Scientist in McCulloch group

Research Interests

I work on synthesizing organic electronic materials, which can be used in different electronic and optoelectronic applications such as organic field effect transistors, organic light emitting diodes and organic photovoltaics.

Selected Publications

  • Structural and electronic properties of crystalline, isomerically pure anthradithiophene derivatives 
    Hallani, R. K.; Thorley, K. J.; Mei. Y.; Parkin, S.R.; Jurchescu, O. D.; Anthony, J. E.
    Adv. Funct. Mater , (2015)
  • The effect of regioisomerism on the crystal packing and device performance of desymmetrized anthradithiophenes. 
    Hallani, R. K.; Thorley, K. J.; Hailey, A. K.; Parkin, S. R.; Loo, Y.-L.; Anthony, J. E.
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C , 3 (34), 8956-8962., (2015)
  • Single-molecule imaging of organic semiconductors: Toward nanoscale insights into photophysics and molecular packin... 
    Shepherd, W. E. B.; Grollman, R.; Robertson, A.; Paudel, K.; Hallani, R.; Loth, M. A.; Ant...
    Chemical Physics Letters , 629, 29-35., (2015)
  • Design of organic ternary blends and small-molecule bulk heterojunctions: photophysical considerations. 
    Rajesh, K. R.; Paudel, K.; Johnson, B.; Hallani, R.; Anthony, J.; Ostroverkhova, O.
    J.Photon. Energy. , 5 (1), 057208-057208., (2015)
  • Synthesis and Properties of Isomerically Pure Anthrabisbenzothiophenes. 
    Lehnherr, D.; Hallani, R.; McDonald, R.; Anthony, J. E.; Tykwinski, R. R.
    Org. Lett. , 14 (1), 62-65., (2012)
  • A survey of electron-deficient pentacenes as acceptors in polymer bulk heterojunction solar cells. 
    Shu, Y.; Lim, Y.-F.; Li, Z.; Purushothaman, B.; Hallani, R.; Kim, J. E.; Parkin, S. R.; Ma...
    Chemical Science , 2 (2), 363-368., (2011)


  • PhD, Chemistry, University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)                                                                                       2010-2015

         Thesis Title: "Designing Anthradithiophene Derivatives Suitable For Applications in Organic Electronics and Optoelectronics"

         Adviser: Dr. John Anthony

  • BA, Chemistry University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)                                                                                          2008-2010

         Minor –Biology

  • BS, Biochemistry Lebanese University (Beirut, Lebanon)                                                                                       2003-2007

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Material Research Society

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

​Organic semiconductors Organic synthesis Organic photovoltaics