Emerging photovoltaics, Solution processing, In situ investigation, Organic electronics, Organic photovoltaics, Perovskite solar cells, Colloidal quantum dot solar cells, Structure-property relationship, Surfaces and interfaces
Aram Amassian joined NC State in summer 2018 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Carbon Electronics and an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His research is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on ink-based formulations and thin film processing of organic and hybrid organic-inorganic semiconducting materials for electronic, optoelectronic and energy applications. Amassian is internationally renowned for his work on solution-processing of organic, colloidal quantum dot and hybrid perovskites, where he has introduced in situ diagnostics tools to understand the complex solidification process of soft-matter and hybrid inks into functional electronic materials and devices. His long term goal is to enable the low-cost additive manufacturing of electronics and related technologies. Amassian was previously a founding member of the faculty at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. He served as assistant and associate professor in Materials Science and Engineering and was a founding member of the KAUST Solar Center. He has worked extensively with industry, including SABIC and Boeing. He was named the Career Development SABIC Chair for his work on solution-processed optoelectronic materials. He received his bachelor of engineering and Ph.D. in engineering physics at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in Canada. He was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University and at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). He was awarded the NSERC (Canada) postdoctoral fellowship, the NSERC post-graduate fellowship, as well as the American Vacuum Society’s Electronic Materials Postdoctoral award. He is widely published and his work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Science Advances, Advanced Materials, Energy and Environmental Science, ACS Energy Letters and Joule.
Ambient blade coating of mixed cation, mixed halide perovskites without dripping: in situ investigation and highly efficient solar cells
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, Vol. 8, pp. 1095–1104.
2020 journal article
In situ study of the film formation mechanism of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells: controlling the solvate phase using an additive system
JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 8(16), 7695–7703.
2019 journal article
Bismuth‐Based Perovskite‐Inspired Solar Cells: In Situ Diagnostics Reveal Similarities and Differences in the Film Formation of Bismuth‐ and Lead‐Based Films
Solar RRL, 5, 1800305.
2018 journal article
Blade-Coated Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency > 17%: An In Situ Investigation
Blade-Coated Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency > 17%: An In Situ Investigation. ACS Energy Letters, 3(5), 1078–1085.
2017 journal article
Effects of High Temperature and Thermal Cycling on the Performance of Perovskite Solar Cells: Acceleration of Charge Recombination and Deterioration of Charge Extraction
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(40), 35018–35029.
2017 journal article
Enhanced Electrical Conductivity of Molecularly p-Doped Poly(3-hexylthiophene) through Understanding the Correlation with Solid-State Order
Macromolecules, 50(20), 8140–8148.
2018 - present
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