Dr. Jun Pan

Jun Pan, PhD

Research Scientist

Research Interests

·         Chemistry and physics of nanomaterials: including the synthesis, morphology control, size-separation, surface passivation and assembly of organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials of novel optical and electronic properties that will be potentially applied in solar cells, batteries and optoelectronic devices. 

Selected Publications

    • Jun Pan, Yuequn Shang, Jun Yin, Michele De Bastiani, Wei Peng, Ibrahim Dursun, Lutfan Sinatra, Ahmed M. El-Zohry, Mohamed N. Hedhili, Abdul Hamid Emwas, Omar F. Mohammed, Zhijun Ning, Osman M. Bakr. Surface-passivated CsPbI3 nanocrystals for stable near unity photoluminescence quantum yield and efficient red light-emitting diodes. Journal of American chemistry Society. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10647.

    • Jun Pan, Lutfan Sinatra, Marat Lutfullin, Ibrahim Dursun, Osman Bakr. 8-2: Invited Paper: A New Generation of Luminescent Materials Based on Low-Dimensional Perovskites. SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers, 2017, 48, 83-86.

    • Jun Pan, Li Na Quan, Yongbiao Zhao, Wei Peng, Banavoth Murali, Smritakshi P. Sarmah, Mingjian Yuan, Lutfan Sinatra, Noktan Alyami, Jiakai Liu, Emre Yassitepe, Zhenyu Yang, Oleksandr Voznyy, Riccardo Comin, Mohamed N. Hedhili, Omar F. Mohammed, Zheng hong Lu, Dong Ha Kim, Edward H. Sargent, Osman M. Bakr. Highly efficient perovskite quantum dot light-emitting diodes by surface engineering. Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 8718-8725.

    • Jun Pan, Smritakshi P Sarmah, Banavoth Murali, Ibrahim Dursun, Wei Peng, Manas R Parida, Jiakai Liu, Lutfan Sinatra, Noktan Alyami, Chao Zhao, Erkki Alarousu, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S Ooi, Osman M Bakr, Omar F Mohammed. Air-Stable Surface-Passivated Perovskite Quantum Dots for Ultra-Robust, Single-and Two-Photon-Induced Amplified Spontaneous Emission. The journal of physical chemistry letters, 2015, 6, 5027-5033.

    • Zhijun Ning, Oleksandr Voznyy, Jun Pan, Jixian Xu, Sjoerd Hoogland, Valerio Adinolfi, Kyle Kemp, James Minor, Haopeng Dong, Lisa Rollny, André Labelle, Graham Carey, Brandon Sutherland, Osman Bakr, and Edward H. Sargent. Air stable n-type colloidal quantum dots solids. Nature Materials, 2014, 13, 822-828.

    • Jun Pan, Ala’a O. El-Ballouli, Lisa Rollny, Oleksandr Voznyy, Victor M. Burlakov, Alain Goriely, Edward H. Sargent, and Osman M. Bakr. Automated Synthesis of Photovoltaic-Quality Colloidal Quantum Dots using Separate Nucleation and Growth Stages. ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 10158-10166.

    • Armin Fischer,† Lisa Rollny,† Jun Pan,† Graham H. Carey, Susanna M. Thon, Sjoerd Hoogland, Oleksandr Voznyy, David Zhitomirsky, Jin Young Kim, Osman Bakr* and Edward H. Sargent*. Directly-deposited quantum dot solids using a colloidally stabilized nanoparticle ink. Advanced Materials, 2013, 25, 5742-5749. (†Equal contribution) 


    • Ph.D., Department of Chemistry,  University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 2010
    • M.Sc., Department of Biochemical Engineering, Anhui Polytechnic University, 2007
    • B.Sc., Department of Biochemical Engineering, Anhui Polytechnic University, 2004

    Professional Profile

    • 2014-present: Research Scientist, Material Science & Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
    • 2012.6-2012.8 & 2013.6-2013.9 & 2015.9-2015.11 & 2016.10-2016.11: Visiting Researcher in Ted Sargent’s group, University of Toronto, Canada
    • 2010-2014: Postdoctoral Fellow, Material Science & Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
    • 2016- present, Co-founder of Quantum Solutions startup company, R&D director, Saudi Arabia


    Jun Pan, Ala’a Ballouli, Osman Bakr. “Low-cost and high-quality quantum dots”-Kaust Seed Fund, 2014-2016, 200k USD $​