Dounya Barrit

PhD Students


Selected Publications

  • Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells: In situ investigation of solution-processed PbI2 reveals metastable precursors and a pathway to producing porous thin films.
    Dounya Barrit, A. D. Sheikh, R. Munir, J. M. Barbé, R Li, D-M. Smilgies, A Amassian
    Journal of Materials Research 32.10 (2017): 1899-1907.
  • Improved Morphology and Efficiency of Planar Perovskite Solar Cells by Processing with Glycol Ether Additives
    E. Ugur, A. D. Sheikh, R. Munir, J. I. Khan, Dounya Barrit, A. Amassian, F. Laquai 
    ACS Energy Letters 2.9 (2017): 1960-1968.
  • Stable High‐Performance Perovskite Solar Cells via Grain Boundary Passivation
    T. Niu, J. Lu, R. Munir, J. Li, Dounya Barrit, X. Zhang, H. Hu, Z. Yang, A. Amassian, K. Zha and S. Liu
    Advanced Materials 30.16 (2018): 1706576.
  • Deposition of transparent Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) films on silvered CSP mirrors
    Ennaceri, H., Barrit, D., Khaldoun, A., Benyoussef, A., & Ennaoui, A.
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference (IRSEC), 2014 International. IEEE, 2014.
  • Ralos car: Solar powered car with a hybrid backup system.
    Barrit, D., & Salih-Alj, Y.
    Industrial Electronics and Applications (ISIEA), 2012 IEEE Symposium on. IEEE, 2012.


  • ​M.Sc., Sustainable Energy Management Engineering, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane Morocco, 2013
  • B.Sc., Engineering and Management, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane Morocco, 2012

Professional Profile

  • ​2008-2010: Teaching Assistant , Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane Morocco ​

Scientific and Professional Membership

● Materials Research Society (MRS)


  • ​Best Oral contribution award, 2017 EMCMRE-4, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Graduation with highest honor, Al Akhawayn University
  • InnoTherm II Grant IRESEN (budget of 1.5M MAD), “Nanocoating and Testing; a Step Towards the Improvement of CSP Reflectors for Less Intensive Maintenance Both in Terms of Labor and Water”, Morocco.
  • Scholarship: Al Akhawayn University Scholarship for M.Sc. Students
  • Best Project award: 2012, 6th Engineering Design Competition, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane Morocco​

KAUST Affiliations

● KAUST Solar Center
● Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Hybrid perovskite solar cells Two-step conversion process Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring In Situ GIWAXS Solution processing