News

Our group latest's achievements! 
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8/29/2016
Narendra and Bilal’s paper on MXene Microsupercapacitors accepted as VIP paper in Advanced Energy Materials
8/29/2016
Qiu’s paper on 3D current collectors for microsupercapacitors accepted for publication in Advanced Energy Materials
7/27/2016
​Zhenwe’s 3rd Advanced Materials in paper (in 2016) on van der Waals heterojunction accepted​
7/27/2016
Fan’s paper on Na-ion batteries accepted as VIP paper in Advanced Energy Materials
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Jun
6/4/2016
Zhenwei's 2nd Advanced Materials Paper in 2016 Just Accepted​ ​​​​​
2/16/2016
Zhenwei’s Advanced Materials Paper is now Online
11/18/2015
Congratulations to Chuan Xia on his Advanced Materials paper.  Chuan’s ternary chalcogenide compounds have now shown significant potential in electrocatalysis applications, performing better than some commercial electrocatalysts. Chuan’s ternary chalcogenide compounds are opening new research fronts in various electrochemical applications.  Congratulations, Chuan.
7/7/2015
Chuan’s paper on chalcogenide electrodes for supercapacitors is one of the most downloaded on the Chemistry of Materials website.
4/9/2015
Bilal Ahmed is the 1st prize winner of 2015 WEP Graduate Poster Competition at KAUST for his work on Na ion Batteries.
1/2/2015
Professor Alshareef Concludes Successful 2014 Fall MRS Meeting​
1/2/2015
Chuan gets the group’s first accepted manuscript for 2015 in Advanced Energy Materials​
1/1/2015
Anas wins poster award at 2014 MRS Fall Meeting
1/1/2015
Anas Wins 1st Place in Dow Sustainability Award Competition
8/21/2014
Chuan’s and Wei’s paper on asymmetric sulfide supercapacitors just got accepted for publication in ACS Nano
8/21/2014
Nuha’s and Narendra’s paper on solid-state energy storage just got accepted for publication in Advanced Energy Materials
8/21/2014
Four papers by Rakhi, Narendra, Nagaraju, and Erika on various aspects of energy harvesting and storage accepted this for publication in the J. of Materials Chemistry C​​​
3/20/2014
Wei’s Paper published by Advanced Functional Materials
3/20/2014
​Congratulations to Adnan, Alfonso, and Wei on PhDs and new jobs at SABIC and Stanford
3/1/2014
Nulati’s Li-ion Battery paper accepted & rated VIP by the journal Small
12/19/2013
Alfonso Caraveo wins best poster award
11/22/2013
​Adnan’s paper published by Advanced Functional Materials
6/19/2013
Prof. Husam to give invited talk at the Nanostructured Materials for Rechargeable and for Supercapacitors Symposium at the TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on February, 2014.

6/18/2013
​Alfo​nso's research work in collaboration with Dr. Hala Aljawhari on p-type transparent oxide semiconductor SnO, resulted in a paper published in ACS Nano.
6/15/2013
​Adnan receives Student Talent in Plastics Award  from the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), for his research work on low-cost printed electronics using functional polymeric materials and devices.



1/20/2013
Prof. Alshareef has been invited to give a talk on transparent electronics at the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting (2013) in Boston, USA.
1/18/2013
Prof. Alshareef will give an invited talk on Nanoscale Thermoelectric Material Design at the 10th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic Technology​ in San Diego, USA (June, 2013)
1/17/2013
Prof. Alshareef will give an invited talk on Energy Storage at the American Chemical Society Meeting (April, 2013) in New Orleans, USA.
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Oct
10/21/2012
Dr. Hala, visiting Saudi Professor, and Alfonso give talks and posters at the Transparent Conducting Oxide Conference in Crete, Greece
9/19/2012
Rakhi’s paper on the self-organization process of mesoporous cobalt oxide nanowires to improve supercapacitor performance has been accepted by Nano Letters.   The much-improved specific capacity, rate capability, energy density, and cycling stability is due to the organizing the cobalt oxide nanowires in a way that improves electron/ion transport and enhances the kinetics of redox reactions.  Congratulations Rakhi.  Please see http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl300779a.
9/19/2012
Prof. Alshareef was interviewed recently by IEEE Spectrum Techwise Radio to discuss the group’s recent publication in Advanced Materials on Ferroelectric  Memory on Banknotes.  Click the link below to listen
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Sep
9/17/2012
Prof. Alshareef has been appointed to the Materials Research Society Meetings Subcommittee.  The subcommittee will be responsible for the review of all new meeting initiatives brought to MRS via any means (including workshops, special sessions, and topical meetings.) This includes meetings peer-generated meetings, grass-roots initiatives, and Board-initiated efforts.
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Sep
9/16/2012
Prof. Alshareef will deliver an invited talk at the 11th Asian High Security Printing Conference in Dubai on September 26, 2012.

The lecture will cover the group’s work on transparent and printing electronics for currency an security applications

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Jun
6/24/2012
Fatimah Al-Ajaji our student intern from last summer won the third place grand award (in Materials Category) at Intel’s International Science Fair ( ISEF) in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, May 2012.  Congratulations, Fatimah!
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Jun
6/24/2012
Pradipta’s paper for homojunction ferroelectric field effect transistor has been published in Applied Physics Letters. Congratulations Dr. Pradipta!
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Jun
6/23/2012
Adnan’s paper titled “High-Performance Non-Volatile Organic Ferroelectric Memory on Banknotes” has been published by Advanced Materials (impact factor = 10.88).  The paper shows the first ever demonstration of non-volatile organic ferroelectric memory on banknotes.   This work is significant since it shows that organic ferroelectric memory, whose performance is especially sensitive to surface roughness, was made on the rough Riyal surface with performance matching similar devices made on silicon.  This result showed that organic ferroelectric memory can replace traditional EEPROM memory used in RFID tags.   The paper has already been cited by the Royal Society of Chemistry journal, Chemistry World.​​
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Jun
6/23/2012
Wei’s J. Materials of Chemistry paper has been accepted and highlighted on the web page of the Royal Scociety of Chemistry (RSC) blog at http://blogs.rsc.org/jm/.  Congratulations, Wei!
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Jun
6/22/2012
Professor Alshareef is co-organizing a special session on Thin Film Thermoelectrics at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting in Boston, Mass​achusetts (November 30, 2012)
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Jun
6/21/2012
Fatimah Al-Ajaji, our summer intern from the Saudi Science Research Institute (SSRI), has earned second place (women) among 50,000 contestants in the National Olympiad for Scientific Innovation held in Riyadh on March 21, 2011.  The award is based on her work on Flexible Electronic Devices that was performed in our laboratory in the summer of 2011. Fatimah is heading to the USA to participate in the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to be held in May, 2012.  Good luck, Fatimah!​​
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Jun
6/20/2012
Professor Alshareef is co-organizing a Symposium on Large-Area Electronics at Materials Research Society-International Materials Research Congress (MRS-IMRC) Conference in Cancun, Mexico (August 12-17, 2012)
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Jun
6/19/2012
Professor Alshareef  to deliver an invited talk at the International Meeting on Integrated Functionalities in Hong Kong (July 9-13, 2012)
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Jun
6/18/2012
Professor Alshareef to deliver an invited talk at the International Meeting on the Applications of Ferroelectricity (ISAF)  in Aviero, Portugal (June 18-21, 2012)​
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May
5/17/2012
Alfo​nso Caraveo will be delivering an oral presentation in the 2012 E-MRS Spring Meeting in Strasbourgh, France in the Symposium of Novel materials and fabrication methods for new emerging devices about his ongoing research on p-type transparent oxide semiconductors. ​​
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Apr
4/28/2012
Adnan’s recent paper which has been published in Advanced Materials continues to get the attention of many organizations.  Nanowerk just highlighted the paper on their website.  Please see http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=24982.php
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Apr
4/10/2012
​They will cover energy storage and flexible electronics in 3 different presentations at the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting to take place in San Francisco, in April this year.
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Feb
2/16/2012
Paper by Dr. Sarath to be published in Applied Physics Letters 
Paper by Alfonso to be published also in Applied Physics Letters

Dr. Rakhi to publish in Advance Energy Materials and J. of Materials Chemistry
Wei´s paper to be published in Energy and Environmental Science

04
Dec
12/4/2011
Article on supercapitors spotlights in Nanowerk magazine which is the premier and most popular source for nanotechnology information.

10
Sep
9/10/2011
 After a successful poster presentation of his research on supercapacitors, Wei Chen won the Dow Sustainability and Innovation Student Challenge ​at KAUST. The award included a cash prize as well as a fully paid attendance to the Global Recognition Ceremony to be held on October, 2011 in Berkeley, CA. 
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Aug
8/18/2011
Alfonso's poster on Nanoscale Gadolinium Oxide Capping Layers on Compositionally Variant Gate Dielectrics awarded as the Best Student Poster Award during the 2011 International Materials Research Congress in Cancun, Mexico. ​
09
Aug
8/9/2011
Wei Chen's paper on textile supercapacitors has been published in ACS Nano​​
08
Aug
8/8/2011
Mohammad Adnan's paper on flexible and transparent memories has been accepted for publication in Organic Electronics
05
Aug
8/5/2011
Rakhi's paper on nanostructured oxide/graphene electrodes for supercapacitors has been accepted​ by J. Materials Chemistry​
01
Aug
8/1/2011
Dr. Pradipta Nayak has joined the Functional Nanomaterials and Devices group. He will work on transparent and nanowire transistors. 

New PhD Student, Abeer Barasheed has joined the Functional Nanomaterials and Devices Group. She will work on thermoelectric materials and devices. 

Welcome Dr. Pradipta and Abeer!