Osman M. Bakr

Associate Professor, Material Science and Engineering
Physical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership : 
KAUST Solar Center

Functional Nanomaterials Lab


Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​Ph.D. Applied Physics, Harvard University, 2009
  • M.S. Applied Physics, Harvard University, 2005
  • B.S. Material Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003

Research Interests

Professor Bakr's research interests are concerned with the physics and chemistry of hybrid materials. His group studies the synthesis and assembly of organic–inorganic hybrid materials and nanomaterials of novel optical and electronic properties. The purpose of these studies is to fabricate advanced material building blocks for solar cells and optoelectronic devices.

Selected Publications

  • Shi, D.; Adinolfi, V.; Comin, R.; Yuan, M.; Alarousu, E.; Buin, A.; Chen, Y.; Hoogland, S.; Rothenberger, A.; Katsiev, K.; Losovyj, Y.; Zhang, X.; Dowben, P.A.; Mohammed, O.F.; Sargent, E.H.; and Bakr, O.M.: "Low Trap-State Density and Long Carrier Diffusion in Organolead Trihalide Perovskite Single Crystals," Science, 2015, 347, (6221), pp. 519-522. 
  • Saidaminov, M.I.; Abdelhady, A.L.; Burlakov, V.; Murali, B.; Peng, W.; Dursun, D.; Wang, L.; Goriely, A.; Wu, T; Mohammed, O.F.; and Bakr, O.M.:"High-quality bulk hybrid perovskite single crystals within minutes by inverse temperature crystallization," Nature Communications, 2015, 6:7586,10.1038/ncomms8586.
  • Joshi, C. P.; Bootharaju, M. S.; Alhilaly, M. J.; and Bakr, O.M.: "[Ag25(SR)18]: The "Golden" Silver Nanoparticle," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137 (36), pp 11578–11581.
  • Bootharaju, M. S.; Joshi, C. P.; Parida, M. R.; Mohammed, O.F.; and Bakr, O.M.: "Templated Atom-Precise Galvanic Synthesis and Total Structure of [Ag24Au1(SR)18]- Nanocluster," Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 2016, 55 (3), 922-926. 
  • Peng, W.; Wang, L.F.; Murali, B.; Ho, K.T.; Bera, A.; Cho, N.C.; Kang, C.F.; Burlakov, V.; Pan, J.; Sinatra, L.; Ma, C.; Xu, W.; Shi, D.; Alarousu, E.; Goriely, A.; He, J.H.; Mohammed, O.F.; Wu, T.; and Bakr, O.M.: "Solution-Grown Monocrystalline Hybrid Perovskite Films for Hole-Transporter Free Solar Cells" Advanced Materials, 2016, 10.1002/adma.201506292.​