Aram Amassian

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5734-1194

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.

Works (32)

2020 article

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.

By: M. Tang, Y. Fan, D. Barrit, X. Chang, H. Dang, R. Li, K. Wang, D. Smilgies ...

Source: Web Of Science
Added: February 10, 2020

2020 journal article

Colloidal Quantum Dot Photovoltaics: Current Progress and Path to Gigawatt Scale Enabled by Smart Manufacturing

ACS Energy Letters, 9, 3069–3100.

By: A. Kirmani, J. Luther, M. Abolhasani & A. Amassian

Source: ORCID
Added: September 9, 2020

2020 article

Critical Role of Polymer Aggregation and Miscibility in Nonfullerene-Based Organic Photovoltaics

ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS.

By: X. Yi, Z. Peng, B. Xu, D. Seyitliyev, C. Ho, E. Danilov, T. Kim, J. Reynolds ...

Source: Web Of Science
Added: February 10, 2020

2020 article

Efficient near-infrared light-emitting diodes based on quantum dots in layered perovskite (vol 13, pg 158, 2020)

NATURE PHOTONICS.

By: L. Gao, L. Quan, F. Arquer, Y. Zhao, R. Munir, A. Proppe, R. Quintero-Bermudez, C. Zou ...

Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 27, 2020

2020 journal article

Facile and noninvasive passivation, doping and chemical tuning of macroscopic hybrid perovskite crystals

PLOS ONE, 15(3).

By: A. Kirmani, A. Mansour, C. Yang, R. Munir, A. El-Zohry, O. Mohammed, A. Amassian

Source: Web Of Science
Added: June 15, 2020

2020 article

High-Performance Tandem Organic Solar Cells Using HSolar as the Interconnecting Layer

ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS.

By: C. Ho, T. Kim, Y. Xiong, Y. Firdaus, X. Yi, Q. Dong, J. Rech, A. Gadisa ...

Source: Web Of Science
Added: May 26, 2020

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.

By: S. Lee, M. Tang, R. Munir, D. Barrit, Y. Kim, R. Kang, J. Yun, D. Smilgies, A. Amassian, D. Kim

Source: Web Of Science
Added: May 18, 2020

2020 journal article

Optimizing Solid-State Ligand Exchange for Colloidal Quantum Dot Optoelectronics: How Much Is Enough?

ACS Applied Energy Materials, 5.

By: A. Kirmani, G. Walters, T. Kim, E. Sargent & A. Amassian

Source: ORCID
Added: May 7, 2020

2020 journal article

Room‐Temperature Partial Conversion of α‐FAPbI 3 Perovskite Phase via PbI 2 Solvation Enables High‐Performance Solar Cells

Advanced Functional Materials, 30(11), 1907442.

By: D. Barrit, P. Cheng, K. Darabi, M. Tang, D. Smilgies, S. Liu, T. Anthopoulos, K. Zhao, A. Amassian

Source: ORCID
Added: February 1, 2020

2020 article

Stretchable and Transparent Conductive PEDOT:PSS-Based Electrodes for Organic Photovoltaics and Strain Sensors Applications

ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS.

By: E. Dauzon, Y. Lin, H. Faber, E. Yengel, X. Sallenave, C. Plesse, F. Goubard, A. Amassian, T. Anthopoulos

Source: Web Of Science
Added: June 8, 2020

2020 journal article

Systematic Study on the Morphological Development of Blade-Coated Conjugated Polymer Thin Films via In Situ Measurements

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7.

By: Y. Kim, S. Lee, M. Niazi, K. Hwang, M. Tang, D. Lim, J. Kang, D. Smilgies, A. Amassian, D. Kim

Source: ORCID
Added: July 22, 2020

2020 journal article

The Critical Role of Materials’ Interaction in Realizing Organic Field-Effect Transistors Via High-Dilution Blending with Insulating Polymers

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5.

By: I. Angunawela, M. Nahid, M. Ghasemi, A. Amassian, H. Ade & A. Gadisa

Source: ORCID
Added: May 30, 2020

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.

By: M. Tang, D. Barrit, R. Munir, R. Li, J. Barbé, D. Smilgies, S. Gobbo, T. Anthopoulos, A. Amassian

Source: ORCID
Added: May 13, 2019

2019 journal article

Conducting and Stretchable PEDOT:PSS Electrodes: Role of Additives on Self-Assembly, Morphology, and Transport

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 4.

By: E. Dauzon, A. Mansour, M. Niazi, R. Munir, D. Smilgies, X. Sallenave, C. Plesse, F. Goubard, A. Amassian

Source: ORCID
Added: May 1, 2019

2019 journal article

Environmental impact of the production of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide

SN Applied Sciences, 1(2).

By: L. Serrano-Luján, S. Víctor-Román, C. Toledo, O. Sanahuja-Parejo, A. Mansour, J. Abad, A. Amassian, A. Benito, W. Maser, A. Urbina

Source: ORCID
Added: January 26, 2019

2019 article

Impact of Residual Lead Iodide on Photophysical Properties of Lead Triiodide Perovskite Solar Cells

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY.

By: J. Khan, A. Sheikh, M. Alamoudi, D. Barrit, E. Ugur, F. Laquai, A. Amassian

Source: Web Of Science
Added: December 9, 2019

2019 journal article

Impact of the Solvation State of Lead Iodide on Its Two‐Step Conversion to MAPbI 3 : An In Situ Investigation

Advanced Functional Materials, 1, 1807544.

By: D. Barrit, P. Cheng, M. Tang, K. Wang, H. Dang, D. Smilgies, S. Liu, T. Anthopoulos, K. Zhao, A. Amassian

Source: ORCID
Added: January 25, 2019

2019 journal article

Interfacial Engineering at the 2D/3D Heterojunction for High-Performance Perovskite Solar Cells

NANO LETTERS, 19(10), 7181–7190.

By: T. Niu, J. Lu, X. Jia, Z. Xu, M. Tang, D. Barrit, N. Yuan, J. Ding ...

Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 28, 2019

2019 journal article

Kinetic Stabilization of the Sol-Gel State in Perovskites Enables Facile Processing of High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Advanced Materials, 6, 1808357.

By: K. Wang, M. Tang, H. Dang, R. Munir, D. Barrit, M. Bastiani, E. Aydin, D. Smilgies, S. Wolf, A. Amassian

Source: ORCID
Added: June 18, 2019

2019 journal article

Lattice anchoring stabilizes solution-processed semiconductors

NATURE, 570(7759), 96-+.

By: M. Liu, Y. Chen, C. Tan, R. Quintero-Bermudez, A. Proppe, R. Munir, H. Tan, O. Voznyy ...

Source: Web Of Science
Added: June 24, 2019

2019 journal article

Multi-cation Synergy Suppresses Phase Segregation in Mixed-Halide Perovskites

JOULE, 3(7), 1746–1764.

By: H. Dang, K. Wang, M. Ghasemi, M. Tang, M. De Bastiani, E. Aydin, E. Dauzon, D. Barrit ...

Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 5, 2019

2019 journal article

Scalable Ambient Fabrication of High-Performance CsPbI2Br Solar Cells

JOULE, 3(10), 2485–2502.

By: Y. Fan, J. Fang, X. Chang, M. Tang, D. Barrit, Z. Xu, Z. Jiang, J. Wen ...

Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 28, 2019

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.

By: Y. Zhong, R. Munir, J. Li, M. Tang, M. Niazi, D. Smilgies, K. Zhao, A. Amassian

Source: ORCID
Added: December 30, 2018

2018 journal article

Single crystal hybrid perovskite field-effect transistors

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 9.

By: W. Yu, F. Li, L. Yu, M. Niazi, Y. Zou, D. Corzo, A. Basu, C. Ma ...

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: January 7, 2019

2018 journal article

The quantum-confined Stark effect in layered hybrid perovskites mediated by orientational polarizability of confined dipoles

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 9.

By: G. Walters, M. Wei, O. Voznyy, R. Quintero-Bermudez, A. Kiani, D. Smilgies, R. Munir, A. Amassian, S. Hoogland, E. Sargent

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: October 29, 2018

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.

By: A. Sheikh, R. Munir, M. Haque, A. Bera, W. Hu, P. Shaikh, A. Amassian, T. Wu

Source: ORCID
Added: December 30, 2018

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.

By: J. Hynynen, D. Kiefer, L. Yu, R. Kroon, R. Munir, A. Amassian, M. Kemerink, C. Müller

Source: ORCID
Added: December 30, 2018

2017 journal article

Highly Efficient and Reproducible Nonfullerene Solar Cells from Hydrocarbon Solvents

ACS Energy Letters, 2(7), 1494–1500.

By: A. Wadsworth, R. Ashraf, M. Abdelsamie, S. Pont, M. Little, M. Moser, Z. Hamid, M. Neophytou ...

Source: ORCID
Added: December 30, 2018

2017 journal article

Hybrid Doping of Few-Layer Graphene via a Combination of Intercalation and Surface Doping

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(23), 20020–20028.

By: A. Mansour, A. Kirmani, S. Barlow, S. Marder & A. Amassian

Source: ORCID
Added: December 30, 2018

2017 journal article

Improved Morphology and Efficiency of n–i–p Planar Perovskite Solar Cells by Processing with Glycol Ether Additives

ACS Energy Letters, 2(9), 1960–1968.

By: E. Ugur, A. Sheikh, R. Munir, J. Khan, D. Barrit, A. Amassian, F. Laquai

Source: ORCID
Added: December 30, 2018

2017 journal article

Intermediate-Sized Conjugated Donor Molecules for Organic Solar Cells: Comparison of Benzodithiophene and Benzobisthiazole-Based Cores

Chemistry of Materials, 29(18), 7880–7887.

By: S. Zhang, J. Zhang, M. Abdelsamie, Q. Shi, Y. Zhang, T. Parker, E. Jucov, T. Timofeeva ...

Source: ORCID
Added: December 30, 2018

2017 journal article

Morphology Development in Solution-Processed Functional Organic Blend Films: An In Situ Viewpoint

Chemical Reviews, 117(9), 6332–6366.

By: L. Richter, D. DeLongchamp & A. Amassian

Source: ORCID
Added: December 30, 2018

Employment

2018 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Associate professor Materials Science and Engineering

2015 - 2018

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Thuwal, SA
Associate professor Materials Science and Engineering

2009 - 2015

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Thuwal, SA
Assistant Professor Materials Science and Engineering

2006 - 2009

Cornell University Ithaca, NY, US
Postdoctoral Associate Materials Science and Engineering

Education

2001 - 2006

Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal Montreal, QC, CA
Ph.D. Engineering Physics

1996 - 2000

Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal Montreal, QC, CA
B. Eng. Engineering Physics

1994 - 1996

Collège International des Marcellines Montreal, QC, CA
DEC Sciences de la Nature