News

07
Jun
6/7/2017
​​The group postdoc alumni, Dr. Makhsud I. Saidaminov, was recently awarded prestigious Banting Fellowship by the Government of Canada and is currently hosted by Ted Sargent at the University of Toronto. ​
22
May
5/22/2017
Summer interns in our group from SRSI won awards from NASA in Intel ISEF for their perovskite projects.


4/10/2017
Congratulations Dr. Peng !​​​
3/25/2017
Congratulations  !​​
12/19/2016
Congratulations to Functional Nanomaterials Lab’s postdoctoral fellow, Namchul Cho, for his new faculty position at Department of Energy System,Soonchunhyang University, in South Korea !
8/10/2015
Congratulations  Chakra and Raju for Silver Cluster perspective paper !!
1/30/2015
Congratulations !!!
Dong's paper on low trap-state density and long carrier diffusion in organolead trihalide perovskite single crystals  just published in Science !
03
Dec
12/3/2014
Prof. Osman gave two invited talks in 3rd Saudi International Nanotechnology Conference and workshops (3SINC 2014) and Solid State Lighting Program Workshop Riyadh.
10
Nov
11/10/2014
The KAUST Solar Future 2014 Meeting collect some of the main contributors in PV Research across the scientific community to focus on “Emerging PV”: a set of potentially low-cost and disruptive thin film PV technologies that could transform the landscape of solar energy conversion in the next 10-20 years.
10/30/2014

Neat and Complete: Thiolate-Ligand Exchange on a Silver Molecular Nanoparticle



8/6/2014
KAUST's Osman Bakr, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, was elected as one of the first 50 members of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) this June.
7/7/2014

Size makes a dramatic difference in tuning electron injection in quantum dot solar cells

12/18/2013
Nano Assembly (Low-Cost & High-Quality Quantum Dots). Team members: Jun Pan, Ala'a El-Ballouli, Osman Bakr, Edward Sargent
11/15/2013
The Complete In-Gap Electronic Structure of Colloidal Quantum Dot Solids and Its Correlation with Electronic Transport and Photovoltaic Performance
K. Katsiev, A. H. Ip, A. Fischer, I. Tanabe, X. Zhang, A. R. Kirmani, O. Voznyy, L. R. Rollny, K. W. Chou, S. M. Thon, G. H. Carey, X. ​​Cui, A.Amassian, P. Dowben, E. H. Sargent, O. M. Bakr (2013). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201304166
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10/16/2013
Automated Synthesis of Photovoltaic-Quality Colloidal Quantum Dots Using Separate Nucleation and Growth Stages​
J. Pan, A. O. El-Ballouli, L. Rollny, O. Voznyy, V. M. Burlakov, A. Goriely, E. H. Sargent, O. M. Bakr
ACS Nano, Article ASAP, (2013).
​Image courtesy of Olga Zausalina.
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7/28/2012
Ag44(SR)304-: a silver–thiolate superatom complex
K. M. Harkness, Y. Tang, A. Dass, J. Pan, N. Kothalawala, V. J. Reddy, D. E. Cliffel, B. Demeler, F. Stellacci, O. M. Bakr, J. A. McLean
a, (2012)
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7/14/2012
Long-lived charge-separated states in ligand-stabilized silver clusters
M. Pelton, Y. Tang, O. M. Bakr and F. Stellacci
J. Am. Chem. Soc.,  DOI: 10.1021/ja303682m
6/7/2011
Prof. Bakr and Dr. Hakim Mehenni published a full article in Nature Communications with collaborators from EPFL, Carnegie Mellon, and MIT on a new method to characterize the size and density of nanoparticles with analytical ultracentrifugation. The work has been highlighted in Nature Middle East