Thomas Anthopoulos, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Professor, Material Science and Engineering​


Research Interest

​Professor Anthopoulos' research interests are centered on understanding the properties of materials and applying this fundamental understanding to develop improved materials and devices for a wide range of applications in energy harvesting and generation, electronics, displays, lighting and sensors. He is also interested in innovative manufacturing technologies for large-area nano-electronics where the device, and ultimately system level performance, is determined by the device's physical dimensions rather than strictly by the active material(s) employed.

Selected Publications

  • Energy Quantization in Solution-Processed Layers of Indium Oxide and Their Application in Resonant Tunneling Diodes 
    J. G. Labram, N. D. Treat, Y. H. Lin, C. H. Burgess, M. A. McLachlan, T. D. Anthopoulos
    Advanced Functional Materials, 26, 656-1663, (2016)
  • Radio Frequency Coplanar ZnO Schottky Nanodiodes Processed from Solution on Plastic Substrates 
    J. Semple, S. Rossbauer, C. H. Burgess, K. Zhao, L. K. Jagadamma, A. Amassian, M. A. McLac...
    Small, 12, 19932000, (2016)
  • High Electron Mobility Thin‐Film Transistors Based on Solution‐Processed Semiconducting Metal Oxide Heterojunctions... 
    Yen‐Hung Lin, Hendrik Faber, John G Labram, Emmanuel Stratakis, Labrini Sygellou, Emmanuel...
    Advanced Science, 2, DOI: 10.1002/advs.201500058, (2015)
  • High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Cells Based on the Solution-Processable Hole Transporting Interlayer Copper Th... 
    N. Yaacobi-Gross, N. D. Treat, P. Pattanasattayavong, H. Faber, A. K. Perumal, N. Stingeli...
    Advanced Energy Materials, 5, 1401529, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201401529., (2015)
  • Sub-15-nm patterning of asymmetric metal electrodes and devices by adhesion lithography 
    D. J. Beesley, J. Semple, L. K. Jagadamma, A. Amassian, M.A. McLachlan, T.D. Anthopoulos, ...
    Nature Communications, 5, 3933, (2014)


  • Ph.D., Staffordshire University, 1998-2003 
  • B.Sc. (Hons), Staffordshire University, 1994-1998

Professional Profile

  • ​​​​​Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, 2003-2006 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, 2001-2003​

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

solution-processed thin film photovoltaics based on organic Inorganic and hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite light absorbing materials Nanotechnology Transistors Printed Electronics Electronic materials