Aren Yazmaciyan

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

​Studying the individual loss mechanisms in thick junction OSCs and OPDs is of great interest to me as well as realizing a unifying equation that correlates the reduction factor of the Langevin recombination coefficient with the carrier mobility ratio in a BHJ to complete the generic structure-property mapping.

Selected Publications

  • Cavity Enhanced Narrowband Organic Photodiodes with Charge Collection Narrowing 
    A. Yazmaciyan, P. Meredith, A. Armin
    Advanced Optical Materials, 7(8), 1801543, (2019)
  • Anomalous Exciton Quenching in Organic Semiconductors in the Low Yield Limit 
    N. Zarrabi, A. Yazmaciyan, P. Meredith, I. Kassal, A. Armin
    J Phys Chem Lett, 9(20), 6144, (2018)
  • Recombination Losses Above and Below the Transport Percolation Threshold in Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cells 
    A. Yazmaciyan, M. Stolterfoht, P. L. Burn, Q. Q. Lin, P. Meredith, A. Armin
    Advanced Energy Materials, 8(18), 1703339, (2018)
  • Electro-optics of Conventional and Inverted Thick Junction Organic Solar Cells 
    A. Armin, A. Yazmaciyan, M. Hambsch, J. Li, P. L. Burn, P. Meredith
    ACS Photonics, 2(12), 1745, (2015)


  • ​Ph.D., Physics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2019
  • M.Sc., Physics, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013
  • B.Sc., Physics, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011

Professional Profile

  • ​2014 - 2017: Research Assistant, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2013 - 2014: Research Assistant, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Optical Society of America (OSA)


  • ​Higher Degree Research International Scholarship, University of Queensland, Australia, 2014 - 2018
  • Research Student Grant, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), 2013 - 2014
  • Exchange Grant, European Science Foundation (ESF), 2010

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Solar cells device photophysics Photovoltaics Organic Photovoltaics Thick Heterojunctions Charge Recombination