Aram Amassian


Dr. Amassian is a materials scientist and engineer who has co-authored more than 210 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered over 130 invited and keynote lectures. His research is in the area of energy materials, with an emphasis on energy harvesting materials and devices, such as organic photovoltaics, metal halide perovskite photovoltaics, and colloidal quantum dot photovoltaics. His group investigates the solution processing of semiconductor materials using lab-scale and fab-scale methods and develops advanced in situ characterization methods to gain insight into the non-equilibrium solidification and phase transformation of materials from solution to solid. Dr. Amassian’s work has received >20,000 citations and an h-index of 73 (Google Scholar). He was named a Highly Cited Author on Web of Science in 2020 and was inducted as a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He was previously awarded the Career Development SABIC Chair for his pioneering work on solution-processed optoelectronic materials and is the recipient of the American Vacuum Society’s Electronic Materials Postdoctoral, the NSERC (Canada) Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Dr. Amassian obtained his B.Eng. (2001) and Ph.D. (2006) in Engineering Physics from Polytech Montreal in Canada, and he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University with George Malliaras. Amassian was appointed Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in 2009 at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he was one of 75 faculty at the founding of the university. He joined NCSU in 2018 as Associate Professor and was recently appointed Professor (2021).

He is a pioneer in advanced characterization during solution-processing of organic and hybrid semiconductor materials used in electronics and photovoltaics and is best known for introducing in situ x-ray and optical diagnostics during spin-coating and meniscus-guided processes, such as blade coating. His research now develops and utilizes robotics in combination with characterization and artificial intelligence to establish formulation-process-structure-property relationships in an organic, quantum dot, and metal-halide hybrid perovskite semiconductor materials and devices with a primary focus on stability, efficiency, and scalable and eco-friendly manufacturability. His work has been highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, at the intersection of materials science, chemistry, and physics, as well as material, chemical, electrical and industrial engineering. His publication and funding track records reflect the transdisciplinary, collaborative, and international DNA of his collaborations.

Dr. Amassian is the co-founder of AWOS Technologies and co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Bay Nano Technologies, which was awarded the eGames Daugherty Endowment.

Aram Amassian ORCiD 


Using spatial confinement to decipher polymorphism in the organic semiconductor p-DTS(FBTTh2)2
Marina, S., Dyson, M., Rodriguez-Martinez, X., Reid, O. G., Li, R., Rumbles, G., … Martin, J. (2024, January 8), JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C.
In situ Stress Monitoring Reveals Tension and Wrinkling Evolutions during Halide Perovskite Film Formation
Guo, B., Chauhan, M., Woodward, N. R., McAndrews, G. R., Thapa, G. J., Lefler, B. M., … Amassian, A. (2023), ACS ENERGY LETTERS, 9(1), 75–84.
A multiscale ion diffusion framework sheds light on the diffusion-stability-hysteresis nexus in metal halide perovskites
Ghasemi, M., Guo, B., Darabi, K., Wang, T., Wang, K., Huang, C.-W., … Amassian, A. (2023, February 27), NATURE MATERIALS.
Engineering ligand reactivity enables high-temperature operation of stable perovskite solar cells
Park, S. M., Wei, M., Xu, J., Atapattu, H. R., Eickemeyer, F. T., Darabi, K., … Sargent, E. H. (2023), SCIENCE, 381(6654), 209–215.
How the dynamics of attachment to the substrate influence stress in metal halide perovskites
McAndrews, G. R., Guo, B., Morales, D. A., Amassian, A., & McGehee, M. D. (2023), APL Energy.
Hybrid magnonics in hybrid perovskite antiferromagnets
Comstock, A. H., Chou, C.-T., Wang, Z., Wang, T., Song, R., Sklenar, J., … Sun, D. (2023), NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 14(1).
Instability of Non-fullerene Acceptors Used in Organic Solar Cells
Li, Y., Wang, T., Amassian, A., & Forrest, S. (2023), 2023 IEEE 50TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALISTS CONFERENCE, PVSC.
Interactions between nonfullerene acceptors lead to unstable ternary organic photovoltaic cells
Li, Y., Huang, X., Mencke, A. R., Kandappa, S. K., Wang, T., Ding, K., … Abe, S. R. F. (2023), PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 120(23).
Low-loss contacts on textured substrates for inverted perovskite solar cells
Park, S. M., Wei, M., Lempesis, N., Yu, W., Hossain, T., Agosta, L., … Sargent, E. H. (2023, October 23), NATURE.
Sustainable materials acceleration platform reveals stable and efficient wide-bandgap metal halide perovskite alloys
Wang, T., Li, R., Ardekani, H., Serrano-Lujan, L., Wang, J., Ramezani, M., … Amassian, A. (2023), MATTER, 6(9), 2963–2986.

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Aram Amassian