ORGANIC/HYBRID MATERIALS FOR ENERGY APPLICATIONS
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.
Perovskite Solar Cells
Interface Engineering of Perovskite Solar Cells
Organic Solar Cells- Nonfullerene Acceptors
Ternary Solar Cells
Stability and Degradation of Solar Cells
Inkjet Printed Organic Electronics
3D-Printed Organic Electronics
28 August, 2020A 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.
23 October, 2019Congrats 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!