Riya Bose, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mohammed Group

Research Interests

  • Understanding the Chemistry and Physics of Semiconductor Nanocrystals
  • Searching for New Futuristic Nanomaterials for Applications in Modern Technologies
  • Designing New Photovoltaic and Near-IR Absorbing/Emitting Materials
  • Exploring Light Emitting Heavy Metal Free Nanomaterials for Various Applications 

Selected Publications

  • Real-space Mapping of Surface Trap States in CIGSe Nanocrystals using 4D Electron Microscopy
    R. Bose, A. Bera, M.R. Parida, A. Adhikari, B.S. Shaheen, E. Alarousu, J. Sun, T. Wu, O.M....
    Nano Letters, 16 (7), pp 4417-4423, (2016)
  • Enhanced Optoelectronic Performance of a Passivated Nanowire-based Device: Key Information from Real-space Imaging ...
    J.I. Khan, A. Adhikari, J. Sun, D. Priante, R. Bose, B.S. Shaheen, T.K. Ng, C. Zhao, O.M. ...
    Small, 12 (17), Pages 23132320, (2016)
  • Direct femtosecond observation of charge carrier recombination in ternary semiconductor Nanocrystals: the effect of...
    R. Bose, G. H. Ahmed, E. Alarousu, M. R. Parida, A. L. Abdelhady, O.M. Bakr, and O.F. Moha...
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 119(6), 3439-3446, (2015)
  • Real-Space Visualization of Energy Loss and Carrier Diffusion in Semiconductor Nanowire Array Using 4D Electron Mic...
    R. Bose, J. Sun, J. I. Khan, B. S. Shaheen, A. Adhikari, T. K. Ng, V. M. Burlakov, M. R. P...
    Adv. Mater., DOI: 10.1002/adma.201600202, , ((2016) )
  • Fast Crystallization and Improved Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells with Zn2SnO4 Electron Transporting Layer: Int...
    A. Bera, A. D. Sheikh, M. A. Haque, R. Bose, E. Alarousu, O. F. Mohammed*, T. Wu
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 7, 2840428411 , (2015)
  • Heteroepitaxial Junction in Au-ZnSe Nanostructure: Experiment versus First-Principle Simulation
    R. Bose, A. H. M. A. Wasey, G. P. Das, N. Pradhan
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 5, 18921898, (2014)
  • Au-Bi2S3 Heteronanostructures: An Efficient Visible Light Semiconductor-Plasmonic Photocatalyst
    G. Manna, R. Bose, N. Pradhan
    Ang. Chem. Int. Ed., 126, 6861-6864, (2014)
  • AgInS2-Ag2S: p-n Junction Hetero-Nanostructures with Quasi type-II Band Alignment
    R. Bose*, G. Manna, S. Jana, N. Pradhan
    Chem. Commun., 50, 3074 3077, (2014)
  • Au-thiol Interaction Chemistry to Influence the Structural Transformation of Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Formati...
    R. Bose, G. Manna, N. Pradhan
    Small, 10, 1289-1293, (2014)
  • Surface Doping for Hindrance of Crystal Growth and Structural Transformation in Semiconductor Nanocrystals
    R. Bose, G. Manna, N. Pradhan
    J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 2099120997 , (2013) 


  • 2009-2014: PhD in Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India
  • 2007-2009: M.Sc in Chemistry, First Class, University of Calcutta, India
  • 2005-2007: B.Sc in Chemistry, First Class, Bethune College, University of Calcutta, India

Professional Profile

  • ​May 2014-present: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Solar and Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center & Division of Physical Science and Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal 23955-6900, KSA 


  • ​SABIC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2014, KAUST, KSA.

KAUST Affiliations

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