Research Interests

Physics and chemistry of nanomaterials; including the synthesis, size-separation, and assembly of organic and organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials of novel optical, electronic and magnetic properties that will become the future building blocks for solar cells, batteries, photonic and optoelectronic devices.

Professional Profile

  • 2010 - present: Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2009 - 2010: Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory for Nanoscale Optics, Harvard University, USA
  • 2004 - 2009: Research Assistant, Supramolecular Nanomaterials Group, MIT, USA
  • 2000 - 2003: Research Assistant, Advanced Inorganic Materials Group, MIT, USA


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Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, Harvard University, USA, 2009
  • M.Sc., Applied Physics, Harvard University, USA, 2005
  • B.Sc., Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, 2003

Awards and Distinctions

  • King Abdullah Scholar Award, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2008