​ Congratulation to Sara Abbas fo wining first price of material Horizon and Nanoscale Horizon poster prize at 13 international RSC material chemistry conference at Liverpool
Customized polycrystals that can be used for fabricating highly versatile and faster semiconductors have been developed, due to an accidental observation of crystals that formed a mark similar to the stain left by a coffee cup on a table.

A wide range of electronic and optoelectronic devices are developed using thin-film semiconductors as their base materials. Such devices are typically fabricated through crystallization techniques that produce polycrystals including a disorderly mixture of individual crystals having disparate sizes and orientations.​

Maged Abdelsamie has successfully completed his PhD defense on November 16, 2016. His PhD Reserach Tiltle was Impact of Interfacial Molecular Conformation and Aggregation State on the Energetic Landscape and Performance in Organic Photovoltaics

​Ahmed Mansour has successffully completed his PhD defense on October 27, 2016.

His PhD defense Title was "Versatile and Tunable Transparent Conducting Electrodes Based on Doped Graphene"


​Guy Olivier has successfully completed his PhD defense on October 13, 2016. His PhD Reserach Tiltle was Impact of Interfacial Molecular Conformation and Aggregation State on the Energetic Landscape and Performance in Organic Photovoltaics





Guy Oliver wins Best Oral Contribution award in  Spring MRS 2015, Phoenix, Arizona, Symposium MD5: Fundamentals of Organic Semiconductors—Synthesis, Morphology, Devices and Theory


Solution-processed hybrid photovoltaics are a potentially disruptive third-generation solar cell technology. We demonstrate that an electrospun hyperbranched electron-transporting material is capable of achieving highly efficient hybrid solar cells across different platforms, including lead-halide perovskites (15.5%) and dye-sensitized solar cells (11.2%).
The Communication titled;Highly efficient perovskite solar cells based on a nanostructured WO3–TiO2 core–shell electron transporting material; by Dr. Khalid Mahmood, Post Doctrol Fellow, in the Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics group, has been featured on the front cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Issue 17,  2015.
 PhD student Guy Olivier wins third place in the 1st international workshop on Energy Storage organized at KAUST​​​

Two papers 'Hole-Transporting Transistors and Circuits Based on the Transparent Inorganic Semiconductor Copper(I) Thiocyanate (CuSCN) Processed from Solution at Room Temperature' and 'Electric field-induced hole transport in copper(I) thiocyanate (CuSCN) thin-films processed from solution at room temperature' featuring CuSCN as a new wide bandgap, highly transparent p-type inorganic semiconductor.​​

Crystallization of conjugated molecules during solution shearing probed in-situ and in real time by X-ray scattering
A recent article by Dr. Ruipeng Li has been featured on the cover of Advanced​​​​ Materials​
​New paper just got published online on Advance Functional Materials. The paper is titled "Heterogeneous Nucleation Promotes Carrier Transport in Solution-Processed Organic Field-Effect Transistors and discusses a new way to investigate and control the growth of solution-cast thin films."
​Ruipeng Li's X-ray microbeam study of OFETs is published in Advanced Materials
Congratulations to Kenneth Graham for being awarded the SABIC Postdoctoral Fellowship!
Schematic of the CQD Solar cell
​Joint paper between King Abdullah University of science and Technology and the University of Toronto has been accepted in Nature Nanotechnology. The paper titled "Hybrid passivated colloidal quantum dot solids" demonstrates the fabrication of a colloidal quantum dot solar cell with a record efficiency.

A joint paper between Dr. Amassians group at KAUST and collaborators at the Imperial college - London was published in Advance materials last week. The paper titled "Solution-Processed Small Molecule-Polymer Blend Organic Thin-Film Transistors with Hole Mobility Greater than 5 cm2/Vs​" reports a record-breaking carrier mobility in organic transistors.
Congratulations to Maged, Ahmed M., Liang, and Ahmad K. For their success  with the PhD written qualifying exam!​
Guy Olivier in front of his winning poster
 PhD student Guy Olivier wins third place in the 1st Annual Materials Science and Engineering department Student Poster Contest
​Dr. Kang Wei Chou wins the Nature Chemistry poster award at the Nanomaterials for Energy conference in Toronto for his work on in situ time-resolved investigation of spin-cast bulk heterojunction solar cells.​​​
​​Colloidal quantum dot solar cells fabricated using atomic ligand passivation yield 6% power conversion efficiency.