Dr. Osman Bakr

Dr. Osman Bakr

Assistant Professor of Material Science and Engineering
Solar & Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC)
Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

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.

Selected Publications

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

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


King Abdullah Scholar Award, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2008