Areas of Expertise for Media Inquiries:
Physics and Chemistry of Nanomaterials, Nanomaterials for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications
My research focuses on designing and understanding the properties of nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications. My lab develops nanomaterials that can play an important role in green devices such as solar cells, light emitting diodes, batteries, etc. The unique optical and electronics properties of these nanomaterials will unfold new ideas in energy efficient optoelectronic and electronic devices.
I consider myself a Saudi with a broad international outlook. As a faculty member in Materials Science and Engineering, I look at the AGYA as an ideal venue for me to establish interdisciplinary research collaborations with other young leaders in Arab countries and Germany. I intend to integrate interdisciplinary expertise and leadership within the AGYA and to work on collaborative research that might provide solutions to energy, water and environmental issues in Arab countries and beyond.
- Member of the AGYA Working Group Arab and German Education
|2013 -||Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, SABIC Presidential Career Development Chair, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST); Thuwal, Saudi Arabia|
|2010||Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAUST; Thuwal, Saudi Arabia|
|2009||Post-doc Fellow, Laboratory for Nanoscale Optics, Harvard University; Cambridge/MA, USA|
|2009||PhD, Applied Physics, Harvard University; Cambridge/MA, USA|
|2005||MSc, Applied Physics, Harvard University; Cambridge/MA, USA|
|2004 - 2009||Research Assistant, Supramolecular Nanomaterials Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cambridge/MA, USA|
- Shi, D., Adinolfi, V., Comin, R., Yuan, M., Alarousu, E., Buin, A., Chen, Y., Hoogland, S., Rothenberger, A., Katsiev, K., Losovyj, Y., Zhang, X., Dowben, P.A., Mohamed, O.F., Sargent, E.H. & Bakr, O. M. (2015). Low Trap-State Density and Long Carrier Diffusion in Organolead Trihalide Perovskite Single Crystals, Science, 347(6221), 519-522.
- AbdulHalim, L. G., Kothalawala, N., Sinatra, L., Dass, A. & Bakr, O. M. (2014). Neat and Complete: Thiolate-Ligand Exchange on a Silver Molecular Nanoparticle, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(45), 15865-15868.
- Katsiev, K., Ip, A. H., Fischer, A., Tanabe, I., Zhang, X., Kirmani, A.R., Voznyy, O., Rollny, L.R., Chou, K. W., Thon, S. M., Carey, G. H., Cui, X., Amassian, A., Dowben, P., Sargent, E. H. & Bakr, O. M. (2014). The Complete in-Gap Electronic Structure of Colloidal Quantum Dot Solids and Its Correlation with Electronic Transport and Photovoltaic Performance, Advanced Materials, 26(6), 937-942.
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