OMEGALAB

ORGANIC/HYBRID MATERIALS FOR ENERGY APPLICATIONS

What We Do

We engineer smart materials for energy harvesting optoelectronic devices

 

Welcome to Professor Derya Baran's Research Group - OMEGA (Organic/hybrid Materials for Energy Applications) Laboratory! We are are a Materials Science and Engineering research group based at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. Our research interest focuses in the area of solution processable organic/hybrid soft materials for electronic devices. Such soft semiconductor materials possess a viable platform for printed, large area, stretchable and wearable electronics that can be used as solar cells, smart windows, OFETs, thermoelectrics, sensors and bio-electronics.

Our research areas can be broadly divided into three main sub-categories: Photovoltaics, Thermoelectrics and Printing.

 

Research Interests

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  • Perovskite Solar Cells

  • Interface Engineering of Perovskite Solar Cells

  • Organic Solar Cells- Nonfullerene Acceptors

  • Ternary Solar Cells

  • Stability and Degradation of Solar Cells

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  • Perovskite Thermoelectrics

  • Organic Thermoelectrics

  • n-type Thermoelectrics

  • Material Properties

     

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  • Inkjet Printed Organic Electronics

  • 3D-Printed Organic Electronics

  • Slot-Die Coating

 

 

Our Team

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Research Support Staff

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Master's Students

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Latest News

28 August, 2020

A solar panel so thin and flexible it can rest on the surface of a soap bubble!

Post-doc Eloise Bihar and PhD Student Daniel Corzo develop ultra-thin and flexible fully ink-jet printed organic solarcells that could serve an alternative way to power novel electronic devices, such as medical patches.

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26 August, 2020

Specialty Chief Editor

Prof Derya Baran serves as a Specialty Editor in the new journal Frontier in Electronics in the newly section on flexible electronics.

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23 October, 2019

Congrats Dr. Xin Song!

Congratulations to Xin Song for successfully defending his PhD today, titled "Performance Evolution of Organic Solar Cells Using Nonfullerene Fused-Ring Electron Acceptors". Xin is our group's first PhD graduate! All the best in your future research endeavors!

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