Emre Yengel, Ph.D.

Research Scientists


Research Interests

​Nanogap transistors, Organic and hybrid based photovoltaics, Thin film opto-electronics

Selected Publications

  • Surface of Hybrid Perovskite Crystals: A Boon or Bane
    M. Banavoth, E. Yengel, C. Yang, W. Peng, E. Alarousu, O. Bakr, O. F. Mohammed
    ACS Energy Letters, 2, 846–856, (2017)
  • ​Double Charged Surface Layers in Lead Halide Perovskite Crystals
    S. P. Sarmah, V. M. Burlakov, E. Yengel, M. Banavoth, E. Alarousu, A. M. El-Zohry, C. Yang, M. S. Alias, A. A. Zhumekenov, M. I. Saidamonov,  et al.
    Nanoletters,17, 2021–2027, (2017)
  • ​Temperature Induced Lattice Relaxation of Perovskites Crystal Enhances Optoelectronic Properties and Solar Cell Performance
    M. Banavoth, E. Yengel, W. Peng, M. S. Alias, Z. Chen,E. Alarousu, B. S. Ooi, M. Eddaoudi, O. Bakr, O. F. Mohammed 
    The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 8, 137–143, (2017)
  • ​Incident Light Angle Dependence of Microwalled Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency for Fracture Transfer Printing Applications
    E. Yengel, H. Karaagac, V. J. Logeeswaan, M.S. Islam
    Physica Status Solidi A: Applications and Materials Science, 214, 1600724, (2017)
  • ​Heterojunction Solar Cells with Integrated Si and ZnO Nanowires and a Chalcopyrite Thin Film
    H. Karaagac, M. Parlak, E. Yengel, M.S. Islam
    Materials Chemistry and Physics,140, 382–390, (2013)
  • Metalized DNA Electrodes for Improved Hole Collection Efficiency in Polymer Heterojunction Solar Cells
    E. Yengel, A. B. Guvenc, S.Guo, H.E. Akin, M. Ozkan, C.S. Ozkan
    Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, 6, 121-126, (2011)


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, California, USA, 2010
  • M.Sc., Electrical and Comm. Engineering, Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey, 2005
  • B.Sc., Electronics Engineering, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, 2002

Professional Profile

  • 2016 - present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KSC, KAUST, Saudi Arabia 
  • 2015 - 2016: Visiting Researcher, National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent Universiy, Ankara, Turkey
  • 2012 - 2015: Assistant Professor, Cankaya University, Ankara, Turkey 
  • 2010 - 2012: Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis, California, USA
  • 2007 - 2010: Research Assistant, University of California, Riverside, California, USA

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Organic and hybrid based photovoltaics Thin film opto-electronics Nanogaps Devices for light harvesting and sensor technologies