Principal Investigator

Osman Bakr, FRSC, FIMMM

Professor, Material Science and Engineering; head of the Functional Nanomaterials Laboratory; Associate Editor at ACS Materials Letters (American Chemical Society).

Nanomaterials, Microfluidics, Solar Energy, Catalysis, Electromagnetics and optoelectronics

Research Specialist

Taimoor Ahmad, Ph.D.

Research Specialist, Lab Manager

solar cells, flexible large area solar cells, device scale-up by R2R or S2S, Encapsulation, X-Ray detector, scintillator, perovskites

Postdoctoral Fellow

Chunwei Dong, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow


Atanu Ghosh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Nanoclusters, Catalysis

Rounak Naphade, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

solar cell applications

Bedil Saidzhonov, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Quantum Dots, X-Ray detector, scintillator

Hongwei Zhu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

perovskite solar cells

Jianxun Lu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Nanoclusters, perovskites, LED devices

Khursand Yorov, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow

Material Science, Inorganic chemistry, Matrial Characterization, Nanoparticle synthesis, colloidal synthesis of inorganic nanocrystals

Peng Yuan, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow

Metal, Nanoclusters, X-Ray detector

Wasim Jeelani Mir, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Photophysics, Doping, Thermoelectrics, Transport, phototransport, Quantum Dots

PhD Student

Badriah Alamer

PhD Student

Nanoclusters, Nanomaterials

Noor Merdad

PhD Student

Saidkhodzha Nematulloev

PhD Student

Nanoclusters, scintillator

Azimet Karluk

PhD Student

perovskites, X-Ray detector, scintillator

Bashir Hasanov

PhD Student

Synthesis of organic, inorganic, hybrid perovskites

Khulud Almasabi

PhD Student

single crystal perovskite solar cells, blade coated perovskite solar cells

Mohammed Alotaibi

PhD Student

Nanomaterials, Nanoclusters

Samiya Khaliq

PhD Student

perovskites, semiconductor, VOS viewer, Quantum emitters, X-ray Sensor, scintillator

Master Student


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