Current Research

Inorganic complexes and metalchalcogenide clusters can be connected to porous materials. Our aim is to develop materials with novel chemical composition and use such materials for gas separation or water purification. ​​
We are developing new synthetic routes to hydrogels based on polymeric metal carboxylates. The first hydrogels that we have made here at KAUST are at present fully characterized and screened for potential applications in catalysis, drug delivery and water purification.
Roll-to-Roll (R2R) processing techniques in the fabrication of flexible chalcogenide-based solar cells: The objective of this project is to fabricate flexible solar cells based on process techniques compatible to R2R. This project focuses on depositing the thin film absorber chalcogenide layer on flexible substrates using printing deposition and subsequent laser annealing.​ ​