4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Assistant Professor, Materials Sciences and Engineering
Ph.D. Engineering Physics, École Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada, 2001
B.S. Engineering Physics, École Polytechnique de Montreal,Canada,1996
Professor Amassian's research interests are in the area of molecular materials for electronic and solar energy applications. Such materials are of high interest due to their potential to become an inexpensive platform for manufacturing pervasive, disposable electronic and solar energy devices.
His group investigates the assembly of molecules and the formation of functional nanostructures, nanocomposites, and thin films with controlled 2D and 3D interfaces by vacuum and solution processes. Amassian's aim is to push the envelope on our understanding of these novel and complex materials.
He uses powerful time-resolved scattering techniques (X-ray, electron, neutron, and optical), spectroscopy, and microscopy tools to probe the formation and behavior of these materials in a laboratory setting. Amassian's and his students leverage the molecular-scale understanding of the assembly, growth and properties of molecular materials. Then, They develop novel processing strategies and improve the performance and efficiency of electronic and photovoltaic devices.