Aram Amassian was appointed Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in 2009 at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. He completed his PhD in Engineering Physics from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada, in 2006, and was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow with Georges Malliaras in Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University (2006-2009), where he worked closely with the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) to investigate organic thin film growth using in situ x-ray scattering techniques. During this time he was awarded the NSERC (Canada) Postdoctoral Fellowship, as well as the American Vacuum Society’s Electronic Materials Postdoctoral Award.
Since 2013, Aram is the Career Development SABIC Chair for his work in solution processed optoelectronic materials. At KAUST, Aram has established the Organic Electronics and Photovoltaics Laboratory, which focuses on cutting edge research to enable the solution-based, scalable manufacturing of electronic, optoelectronic and photovoltaic devices based on organic, quantum dot and hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite materials. He is the author of 70 publications in peer reviewed journals and has delivered more than 30 invited talks at international conferences.