Ayan Zhumekenov

PhD Student

PhD Student



Building 5, Level 4, 4287-WS09

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Research Interests

My research focuses on the synthesis and crystal engineering of halide perovskite single crystals, as well as making these materials suitable for device applications.

Selected Publications

(1) Ayan A. Zhumekenov*; Makhsud I. Saidaminov*; Md Azimul Haque; Erkki Alarousu; Smritakshi Phukan Sarmah; Banavoth Murali; Ibrahim Dursun; Xiao-He Miao; Ahmed L. Abdelhady; Tom Wu; Omar F. Mohammed; Osman M. Bakr. Formamidinium Lead Halide Perovskite Crystals with Unprecedented Long Carrier Dynamics and Diffusion Length.
ACS Energy Lett. 2016, 1, 32-37.

(2) Ayan A. Zhumekenov*; Victor M. Burlakov*; Makhsud I. Saidaminov; Abdulilah Alofi; Md Azimul Haque; Bekir Turedi; Bambar Davaasuren; Ibrahim Dursun; Namchul Cho; Ahmed M. El-Zohry; Michele De Bastiani; Andrea Giugni; Bruno Torre et al.
The Role of Surface Tension in the Crystallization of Metal Halide Perovskites.
ACS Energy Lett. 2017, 2, 1782-1788.

(3) Ayan A. Zhumekenov*; Makhsud I. Saidaminov*; Osman M. Bakr.
Perovskite Single Crystals: Synthesis, Properties and Devices. In World Scientific Handbook of Organic Optoelectronic Devices; Singapore, 2018; p. 241-283. (Book Chapter)

(4) Ayan A. Zhumekenov*; Md Azimul Haque*; Jun Yin; Ahmed M. El-Zohry; Kwang Jae Lee; Ibrahim Dursun; Omar F. Mohammed; Derya Baran; Osman M. Bakr.
Reduced Ion Migration and Enhanced Photoresponse in Cuboid Crystals of Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite.
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 2019, 52, 054001.


  • 2013 - B.Sc./M.Sc., Chemistry Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • 2015 - present PhD Chemical Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

Professional Profile

  • 2014-2015: Laboratory Assistant in Chemistry, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  • 2013-2014: Chemistry Techer/Mentor, Karagandy, Kazakhstan

Research Interests Keywords

Solar Energy Organic Chemistry Synthesis Material Chemistry

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